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Faking Pefection

I don't know if you guys caught it, but Katie Holmes appeared on Good Morning America yesterday in a rare television interview. As a fan of the pre-Tom Cruise Katie, it's been hard getting used to the very fashionable, put together, and happy new Katie. Sure, being happy is a good thing, but is it just me or does she seem a little too happy? Yes, her daughter's perfect, her husband's uberfamous, and she's rich, but come on, some things have to be hard! I find myself wondering if everything is really as it appears.

Sometimes it seems like the more excessive people are about something, the more insecure they feel. It's as if they're trying to convince themselves that they're doing as well as they wish they were. So what do you think, is Katie faking it? Do you know anyone who pretends to be happy or flawless as a way of compensating for imperfections and fears?


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hellomodupe hellomodupe 9 years
good point, twinkle
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
If she is brainwashed, she may actually believe she is happy and everything is "amazing" and "wonderful". Then she wouldn't be faking.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
Never liked her....I've always thought she seems a bit "false".
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
Katie Holmes = Stepford Wife.
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
she totally bugs me. i don't know what it is, but she just bugs the hell out of me.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
Ok this is the last thing I'm going to say about the Tom and Katie thing, because I agree we give it too much attention. I don't know Katie Holmes at all so I can't say for sure whther she's faking but IMHO she is. There is a difference between being quiet and reserved and being rehearsed. I don't think anyone is looking for ways tomake her unhappy out of jelousy or obsession or anythnig like that. It's just plain odd. I love my fiance and if I had a child I believe I would be ecstatic but I cannot see myself describing our life together as magical or fantastic all the time. People have moods and based on those moods our feelings and thus our expressions change. I think the reason there is so much scrutiny is because she seems to say the same things over and over exhulting in her fabulous relationship and her strong an dmagical child. Who knows maybe she is just that happy. But I know that as a private person I would try to keep some of that information selfishly so as not to have to share my most personal joy with the world.
lms lms 9 years
Since I don't know Katie I can't really say if she is fake or not. However, I do think that most people that go on and on about how wonderful everything is don't really feel that way. I also understand her need for privacy, I just find some of her word choices to be a bit exaggerated(hence all the scrutiny). She could respond that everything is "Just fine, thank you" or similiar, as opposed to everything being so amazing and magical.
onesong onesong 9 years
After I saw the Today show, I watched an interview with her from the Dawson's Creek days, and she really stayed out of the spotlight and was very subdued. I just think she is a quieter person. I also think that she says everything is wonderful because it's really none of our business if she and Tom squabble or argue or if Suri's actually hell on wheels. It's her life and she prefers to keep it as private as possible. Since total privacy is not an option, I think she's painting a stable picture for the press so as to not incite MORE paparazzi. I mean, come on, we've all see how the photographs and magazine covers get more frequent when bad things happen to people.
LovelyLady8 LovelyLady8 9 years
I dont know.. I actually am starting to really like Katie Holmes. Tom Cruise is a weirdo but when you are in the public eye I am sure that her and Tom sit down and decide what to say about their personal lives.. Hence why she repeats so many things. Obviously if you give too much info people think that it's a green light to go even further. Oh well. People need to not worry about famous people so much. I think Katie is more gorgeous than ever and seems genuinely happy.. but in the industry that they are in how can you NOT be on your guard 24/7??
juliemyjewel juliemyjewel 9 years
I also find it somewhat slightly ironic that perfection is spelled incorrectly in the title of this post. ;P
juliemyjewel juliemyjewel 9 years
Why do people have to always try to explain away another's happiness? Yeah, I'm sure that being Tom Cruise's wife is simple awful. Please. Let her be happy and focus on your own!
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 9 years
Now, don't get me wrong. I like Katie. I'm also a Tom Cruise fan from way back. But isn't part of Scientology to literally brainwash out of your mind, recondition your psyche to eradicate all negative experiences and emotions? Saw her on Letterman the other night and could see it written all over her face. Such a shame she seems so boring these days. It maybe shouldn't be a conspiracy theory, but the effects of Scientology could be a cause. Now, all what I said aside, Suri looks suspiciously Asian at times...
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I'm sick of all of the Tom Cruise/ Katie Holmes bashing. At least, they aren't in rehab or having their kids taken away from them. Besides, they're rather dull-neither have that much going for them career wise for the moment. Also, who wouldn't sound fake when being interviewed. I wouldn't want open up about any problems on Good Morning America.
Meike Meike 9 years
Brainwashed, period.
sunlandseagirl sunlandseagirl 9 years
There is definitely something in her general aura that just reeks insincerity. But as *Miss Dee* theorised above she might feel the need to portray this uber happiness as a method of reassuring the public that her marraige is solid. There are two sides to every story. Imagine if all of your friends and family thought your marraige was doomed from the start....many of you would put alot of energy into putting up a good front ALL THE TIME as well....
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 9 years
Sometimes I feel like she's faking but who really knows so I am just like whatever.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
I totally agree with who ever typed this up. It's like she's fake now with a big old fake smile and answers now.
loralei loralei 9 years
The secret to happiness is allowing yourself to be happy and letting other people worry about their own worries. She seems, despite the picture that has been so often painted, to really be thrilled about being a parent and the new luxuries that have come her way.
browneyedgirl22 browneyedgirl22 9 years
Not everything in your life is going to be perfect! I have a friend who does this quite a bit. She is constantly boasting about how wonderful her boyfriend is and what a wonderful couple they make, how wonderful her job is, how wonderful her life is...and it may very well be, but I think a lot of people who do this are simply trying to convince themselves. It really turns others off. Obviously not everyone is going to tell you the sad, sordid details of their relationships and so forth, but let's be realistic here! I think sugarcoating is a sign of insecurity.
michelleannette michelleannette 9 years
i think a lot of people tend to sugar coat their lives. i don't necessarily find anything wrong with keeping the negative aspects of your life private. it is a problem when what you are saying is far from what your life is actually like.
emalove emalove 9 years
I think it's human nature to do this when you're insecure about something. I do know people who do this...that go on and on about something, making it sound like they're SO happy about it, but it just doesn't sound genuine. I think they're really just trying to convince THEMSELVES of something. I know because I used to do this too, when I was dating my ex-boyfriend. We had a very rocky, up-and-down relationship, but I didn't want people to know this. I thought people would judge me for being with him. So I pretended that everything was peachy between us. My friends have now told me that they could totally see through my "act".
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
ITA with CaterpillarGirl! To sum up what I've learned in the past few Katie Holmes topics- Katie Holmes is robotic, drugged, mind controlled, different from how she used to be (though no one knows her), no longer a good interview (if she ever was anything but dull?), hiding something, doesn't know her child, and a bad mother? Tom Cruise is a svengali, too religiously devout, in a weird/strange/scary religion (aren't they all from the outside?), not the father of their child, neglects his other children (no proof exists), is a bad father, bad husband, and hiding something (as opposed to preserving a sense of privacy)? The Baby is not being raised to the standards some posters set and is not the child of her reported father? I think that's about it, but repeated ad nauseam. The reason people ride this girl so hard is because she is an easy target, or at least a uniting one, that leads every story about Holmes/Cruise to turn into a feeding frenzy of nonsensical dislike and judgement. Who cares if she is happy, unhappy, or faking happy? Her life is what she wants it to be right now or she would leave. Other than that, no one has a right to know every single detail and up or down of someone's life and relationship. You may note something is strange, but take them at face value and move on to your own affairs.
ArcticBuoy ArcticBuoy 9 years
She has been brainwashed.
MollyElizabeth MollyElizabeth 9 years
Before she seemed so honest and full of life. Now she seems lackluster and vague. Yes, she looks great, but if she's truly happy it rarely shows through in the way it used to.
hellomodupe hellomodupe 9 years
i feel like maybe i might over compensate to if everywhere i go people are questioning the validity of something that's not even their business anyway, you know? i mean, it's definitely rehearsed, but she probably feels like she has something to prove because people are always saying bad things about her and her marriage.
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