Katie Holmes’ Denim Dress For Directorial Debut Symbolizes Success, But Tom Cruise May Harm Career With Scientology

Katie Holmes wore a denim dress that showed, at 36, Suri Cruise’s mom still maintains her slender figure from her Dawson’s Creek days. Katie’s newest acting gig requires her to wear not only slimline attire such as her mini dress, but also a shorter hair do. Holmes was wearing that denim dress for her film, All We Had, reported People.

Filming in Queens, New York, the movie gives Katie the opportunity to take on the dramatic role of a mom to a teenager who battles to survive poverty. In addition, Holmes is directing a film for the first time.

Katie’s new short bob looks chic, but the other change, which results in a gap toothed look, is more shocking. But both symbolize Holmes’ success in going beyond her usual roles to portray what happens to the homeless mom and daughter in the film based on Annie Weatherwax’s novel.

The movie has gotten great buzz, as has Katie’s decision to explore expanding her career through directing, as the Inquisitr reported.

The film reveals how a teenager and her mother, played by Holmes, overcomes being impoverished. The producer of Little Fockers, Jane Rosenthal, will also produce this film, while the director of The Fault in Our Stars, Josh Boone, will write the script based on Annie Weatherwax’s novel.

“Katie has such a clear vision for the book’s irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship. Her passion for the material, along with Josh Boone’s ability to tell stories grounded in the comedy and drama of every day, will truly bring these characters to life,” said Rosenthal.

But while Holmes is growing in her career, has ex-husband Tom Cruise hurt his career through Scientology? That’s what some are saying in the wake of HBO’s documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, reported the Daily Beast.

The negative results of Cruise’s relationship with Scientology dates back to 2012, when Katie and Tom broke up and rumors indicated that it was because Holmes was worried that Cruise would force Suri to go to Scientology’s Sea Org.

Tony Ortega has written about Scientology for years, and he explained the connection to the Daily Beast.

“Suri was about to turn 6, which is the age where some people start in Sea Org,” said Tony. “That was a household where Isabella and Connor were around, and so Katie would have seen their activities in Scientology, would have seen them going for questioning, so she had a good example of what Scientologists go through. I think it did concern her that Suri was about to be the age where they were going to have to make a decision.”

Moreover, said Mike Rinder, a former member of the Scientology’s board of directors, Tom is being harmed in terms of his professional future by his religion.

“Tom Cruise is enthralled by Miscavige, and holds him in God-like status. And yes, it’s hurting his career,” said Rinder.

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