It’s been a year since Katie Holmes’ shocking divorcing from husband Tom Cruise. And the 34-year-old actress is still not ready to date – according to a producer who has worked with her before. ‘She’s lying low on the romantic side of things. She doesn’t need that right now. Her focus is on Suri,’ the producer revealed in People magazine’s July 1 edition.
‘I don’t think she’s ready…Once she left Tom, she got right back on track. Her attitude was “Okay, fine, let’s get back to work.” Things have been tough for her, but she’s happy. She’s moving on.’ The Dawson’s Creek star suffered another blow when her Broadway play Dead Accounts closed January – just two months after opening at the Music Box Theatre.
‘It’s been hard for her to find a job,’ said a Hollywood insider close to Holmes. ‘She hasn’t worked much, and it’s not by choice.’
And Katie has reportedly had drop out of work commitments since she’s had her hands full raising her daughter Suri. The seven-year-old’s last visitation with her 50-year-old father was the weekend of June 8 when Cruise was seen tossing Suri into a swimming pool at a Greenbriar resort in West Virginia. ‘Katie seems flustered a lot,’ one of her neighbors told People. ‘You can see the struggle in her face. Suri is quite a handful.’
The Batman Begins star sat out of her fashion line Holmes & Yang’s fall presentation and she also dropped out of the film Molly. Holmes has been spending a lot of her time lately gazing into the eyes of her Mania Days co-star Luke Kirby. The cosy colleagues play star-crossed lovers in the Spike Lee-produced romantic drama, and they evidently enjoy felafel lunch dates off-camera. However, a friend of the Canadian hunk says Katie and Luke ‘are just friends,’ and that the Take this Waltz actor has a girlfriend.
‘They spend lots of time together. Luke thinks Katie is terrific,’ said Kirby’s pal. ‘They’re supportive of one another.’ Mania Days director Paul Dalio was reportedly irritated that his leading lady was asked out seven times on the downtown Manhattan set. ‘They were crew members and extras just chancing it,’ a source told the New York Post. ‘It really got on the nerves of director Paul Dalio. Needless to say, she said no to everyone.’ The divorced mother-of-one meanwhile has scored promotional gigs with jeweler H. Stern, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and haircare line Alterna.
Katie will next appear alongside Jean Reno, Allison Janney, and William Hurt in Days and Nights, a modern retelling of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. She’ll also star opposite Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford in the romantic comedy Responsible Adults, about a man who realizes that his crush was his babysitter 15 years ago.