Katie Holmes has given her first interview since filing for divorce from Tom Cruise and talked about her Bobbi Brown deal, fashion week and her return to Broadway.
Holmes will be making her Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week debut, showing Holmes & Yang's Spring/Summer 2013 collection in a presentation on September 9 in New York City. The actress, who designs the line with her longtime stylist Jeanne Yang, said that the rejection in the fashion world took some getting used to, but isn't so different from real life.
"When you go in and you show your clothing, you think that they're going to buy the whole collection," Holmes told Women's Wear Daily on September 3. "And when they don't, you're like, 'What do you mean? It all goes together. So what do we do with this?' So that was new, but I think that's kind of a life thing - 'What, you don't want all of me?'"
Holmes filed divorce papers on June 28, seeking sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old daughter Suri. The filing had reportedly come as a "complete surprise" to Cruise, 50, who was in Iceland shooting the sci-fi flick "Oblivion."
Holmes did not address the end of her high-profile marriage and despite the media frenzy, the actress seemed unfazed, telling WWD, "I have a lot of feelings about the press... There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective."
On September 5, it was announced that Holmes would be the first celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Holmes and Brown bonded over their entrepreneurship and Midwest upbringing. Holmes will appear in print ads shot by Tom Munro in spring 2013 and Brown will be doing the makeup at next week's Holmes & Yang presentation.
"I think it's amazing that Bobbi found a hole in the marketplace and said, 'I'm going to do something about it. I'm going to create a line for real women who want to look pretty and have it be easy,'" Holmes said, before joking, "I will be watching over every woman as she buys her lipstick."
The actress rose to fame playing Joey on the 1990s teen series "Dawson's Creek." She recently filmed the miniseries "The Kennedys," playing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She last appeared on the big screen in "Jack and Jill" with Adam Sandler and Al Pacino, which was released in November.
She will next appear on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's comedy, "Dead Accounts" and told the industry magazine that she hopes to spend more time on the stage than on the big screen.
The starlet made her Broadway debut in 2008 when she appeared in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" alongside Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow.
"I have to fix this - [Broadway] can't just be every four years," Holmes said. "It's a medium I really enjoy? I'm a schedule person. I like to have a routine. You're also very in touch with your audience - they're very much a part of the show, which is obviously something you don't have in film. You get to know people in a different way... I think both film and stage are so challenging, but in different ways. With film, yeah, you have another take, but a lot of the time you're losing the light, so you better nail it on that take. I haven't found any part of acting to be easy."