Katie Holmes excited to direct

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2016
Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes found it "exciting and scary" directing for the first time on 'All We Had'

Katie Holmes finds directing "exciting and scary".

The 37-year-old actress has made her debut behind the camera with 'All We Had' - in which she also stars - and had a great time taking the reins, particularly when watching footage of her co-stars.

She said: "It was exciting and scary. It's just... you're in charge!.

"Then the movie takes on its own life, and that's fun.

"I love being behind the monitor and seeing Stefania [LaVie Owen] and Eve [Lindley] have a great moment. It's like, [gasp]. I did that."

Katie admits the quality of the filmmaker is always one of her main criteria when taking a job, so she relished the chance to work with, and learn from, Steven Soderbergh on 'Logan Lucky'.

She told Modern Luxury magazine: "Since day one in this business, you're always trying to work with great directors. That's the goal.

I [recently] got to work with Steven Soderbergh, and that was a dream come true.

"He's a master. I asked him a lot of questions about directing in our first meeting. He was extremely generous. Then I watched what he did when we were working."

Katie is set to reprise her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in TV miniseries 'The Kennedys: After Camelot', but this time got the chance to direct one of the episodes.

She said of the experience: "Everything is its own animal, so you're always learning. It's challenging, but I enjoy it."

As well as 'Logan Lucky', Katie also has comedy 'Coup D'Etat' set for release, and 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions', a film she jumped at the chance to appear in as soon as her friend Judy Greer - who makes her own directorial debut with the picture - asked her to be a part of the cast.

Katie recalled: "She said, 'I have a part for you.' I said, 'When? Where?'

"Women supporting women, that goes without saying. But I think artists need to support artists. It's the right thing to do."

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