Katie Holmes reveals the new movie she directed also features her and Tom Cruise’s daughter on the film’s soundtrack.
The daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes made her movie debut.
Holmes, 43, stars in the recently released movie “Alone Together,” and her daughter Suri Cruise, 16, joins her on the big screen, according to Fox News Digital.
“I always want the highest level of talent,” Holmes said in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. “So, I asked her. She’s very, very talented. She said she would do it, and she recorded it, and I let her do her thing. That’s the way I direct in general. It’s like, ‘This is what I think we all want – go do your thing.’”
Suri sings a cover of “Blue Moon” in the film, which plays during the opening credits. According to Holmes, this will not be her daughter’s only on-screen singing role.
“She actually did sing in ‘Rare Objects,’ which is the film we did last fall,” Holmes explained. “Other than that, she’s a 16-year-old kid doing high school.”
From 2006 to 2012, Cruise and Holmes were married. Suri is their only child, and Suri’s parents chose to keep her private for the majority of her childhood.
“Alone Together” is directed, written, and starred by Holmes. In the romantic comedy set during the coronavirus pandemic, she co-stars with Jim Sturgess. The film follows a man and woman fleeing New York City during the pandemic’s first wave in 2020.
The couple ends up booking the same Airbnb and decides to stay at the upstate property.
Sturgess praised Holmes’ directing style and said she gives actors a lot of latitude in front of the camera.
“She gives you this incredible space between action and cut,” Sturgess said of his co-star.
“She very rarely shouted, ‘Cut!’ actually. You’d think the scene had ended and she just kind of left it hanging. I love that she was always searching for those little nuggets of authenticity.”
The film is currently in theatres and will be available on video on demand on Friday.