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Katie Holmes is ‘proud’ of her directorial debut

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PageSix.com
By Tashara Jones
12/7/16


Katie Holmes says her first time in the directing chair was scary but inspirational.

Holmes, who stars in and directed “All We Had,” about a struggling mother and a daughter who move to a small Midwestern town during the financial crisis.

Holmes said, “It was very daunting to direct my first movie but I was really inspired to tell this story and I had a wonderful team behind me. But it was challenging to be an actress and a director at the same time. But I loved working with the actors and creating an environment for them. I feel proud of this movie.”

Starring in a film about a mother and daughter facing hardships leaves Holmes — who has daugther Suri, 10, with Tom Cruise — more grateful for her life and upbringing.

“The moment I … thought I was blessed is when I was a little girl. I had a birthday party at McDonalds. I was only 5 or 6 at the time. I was too young to think to myself. ‘I am blessed’ but I did look around and think, ‘This is the best.’”

Guests at the Cinema Society screening included Kelly Ripa, Alysia Reiner and producer Jane Rosenthal.

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