When people think about Katie Holmes they generally think back to Dawson's Creek and her past marriage to Tom Cruise. However, in the eyes of entertainment insiders and filmmakers Katie Holmes is an attractive actress who has the potential to thrive on the big screen as a leading lady and her 2014 film schedule suggests that she is intent on showing the fans and critics her dramatic range.
In 2014 she has been seen on the big screen in "Miss Meadows", an independent movie, in which she stars as an elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante and the movie while not receiving much fanfare has helped show her dramatic range.
The actress takes the next step in demonstrating her dramatic acting range in the movie "Days and Nights" in which she plays the lead role in the movie about how reckless desire can cause chaos over the Memorial Day weekend as a family deals with the unpredictable and easily broken aspects of love. The project seems like a 'meaty' role that will enable Katie Holmes to display her ability to show different dimensions of a character.
Entertainment insiders are hearing the 'buzz' that this may be the project that begins to redefine her image as a dramatic actress as she stars alongside Hollywood stars Jean Reno and American Beauty actress Allison Janney and the rumours emanating from insiders indicate that she acquitted herself very well in the role.
The one thing that can be said about Katie Holmes is she has no fear of stepping out of her comfort zone as she could easily stay in the comedy zone but instead in 2014 she has taken on some very challenging roles and this is illustrated by her playing the leading lady in the drama/romance movie "Mania Days". This role will show her playing the part of a manic depressive who meets someone with her condition in a psych hospital and becomes involved in a romance which results in her experiencing all the beauty and pain that can arise from those who live with this illness.
To change one's image among filmmakers and fans an actress must be willing to take risks and challenge themselves and Katie Holmes has done this with on the big screen in 2014 and this is why she is being discussed among filmmakers as an actress who is rising up the ranks as a leading lady.