Katie Holmes has a new interview with the New York Times, and talks about being Midwestern, how family comes first, and what it means to her to do being Broadway.
When talking about how her life’s changed, she says, “I still think of myself as Midwestern. I mean, I’ve had box wine. It’s good. And it’s a lot easier to open.”
She adds that religion and family still guide her, saying, “Catholicism, yes. But it’s more about the family bonds. I have these moments where what’s going on in my life is unbelievable, and you have to tell everyone to figure out how to respond. My siblings and I are always on the phone saying: ‘Oh my God, what do you think? What does Mom think? What does Dad think?’ And then you act accordingly.”
She also mentions that she’s like her Broadway show [Dead Accounts] character, saying, “I’m like Lorna in that my values guide me in an instinctual way, like, ‘That feels weird’ or ‘I better send a thank you. Also, the Midwestern work ethic: You do what you do, and you don’t talk about it. You don’t say, ‘Oh, I’m a doctor.’ You won’t have many friends if you do that. And when you’re in the entertainment business where you’re applauded for so many things — – You can easily fall into thinking, ‘Wow, I’m really something,’ But I believe in putting your head down and doing the work. I have a hard time sleeping because I think about how serious this all is,” she said of expectations for the production. “I think about the cost of tickets. I think to myself: ‘You better do a good job. People are paying a lot of money.’ You want to know your stuff.”