Katie Holmes' daugh­ter a con­stant pres­ence on movie set

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Katie Holmes has hailed her daugh­ter Suri as an "in­cred­i­ble lit­tle girl" af­ter she sup­ported the ac­tress through her di­rec­to­rial de­but. The 37-year-old star helmed the new drama movie 'All We Had', and Katie has re­vealed that her 10-year-old daugh­ter who she shares with ex-hus­band Tom Cruise was a con­stant pres­ence on the set of the film. Katie said: "My daugh­ter is an in­cred­i­ble lit­tle girl. She was with me ev­ery step of the way. She means ev­ery­thing to me. Like ev­ery mom, you just want to make sure your child knows how spe­cial they are." Katie - who stars as Rita Carmichael, a sin­gle mother, in the movie - said she was ex­cited by the prospect of com­bin­ing act­ing and di­rect­ing. She told 'Good Morn­ing Amer­ica': "It was very ex­cit­ing, pow­er­ful and chal­leng­ing ... I started prep­ping about a year be­fore we started shoot­ing. Just com­pil­ing a lot of in­spi­ra­tion pho­tos, watch­ing a lot of movies." Katie ex­plained that the cen­tral theme of 'All We Had', sin­gle mother­hood, was some­thing she was keen to ex­plore in her di­rec­to­rial de­but. The ac­tress also said her movie has a "unique" feel be­cause the lines be­tween Katie's char­ac­ter and her on-screen daugh­ter are blurred. Katie said: "I felt like that was such a univer­sal theme for all moth­ers, and yet these two char­ac­ters are unique in that they're sur­vivors on the road. Some­times Ruthie's the mom and Rita's the daugh­ter, and they're like sis­ters some­times. There was this Thelma and Louise qual­ity to them." Mean­while, Katie has also re­vealed she made a con­scious ef­fort to en­sure there was a pos­i­tive at­mos­phere on the set of her movie. She told 'The Tonight Show Star­ring Jimmy Fal­lon': "We had a great time, be­cause I've been in this busi­ness luck­ily for 20 years now, and I love be­ing on a happy set, and I love it when peo­ple ac­tu­ally value me ... so I wanted to pro­vide that for my ac­tors."

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