Katie Holmes has been on the hunt for the 'greatest talent' for her Covid-era romcom Alone Together. So why do so many people cast when the greatest talent is at home on the sofa? Katie Holmes turned to her daughter, Suri Cruise, to star in the film.
For this role, Katie Holmes brought her daughter to the film set
Katie Holmes, who wrote, directed and starred in the film, brought in Suri to record a cover of "Blue Moon" for the opening credits. "I always want the highest level of talent," Holmes told Yahoo Entertainment. “So I asked Suri! She's very, very talented. She said she would do it and recorded the song and I let her do her thing. Here's how I direct in general: I'm like, 'That's what we all want – do your thing.'"
"Blue Moon" has a high sentimental value for the mother-daughter duo. According to Holmes, she was inspired by Diane Keaton's own rendition of "Blue Moon" for Rob Reiner's 2014 film Bordering Love: "Diane met my daughter when she was a year old," Katie Holmes told Yahoo .
It's not the first time Suri has acted in one of her mother's films: "She actually sang in 'Rare Objects' – the film we shot last fall," shared the proud mother. "Other than that, she's a 16-year-old kid going through high school."
Suri Cruise was born in 2006 to Katie Holmes and her ex-husband Tom Cruise; six years later, the "Dawson's Creek" actress was awarded sole custody. “I like to keep Suri out of my interviews. However, the whole quarantine period during the corona pandemic has been a huge lesson for me and us," said Katie Holmes in an interview with the Daily Telegraph in 2020. "You just have to appreciate everything you have – and everything , from the simplicity of a dinner to generally celebrating the time you get to spend together.”
The older Suri gets, the more Katie Holmes raves about her daughter in the media: "I love her so much," she said in another interview about Suri. “My biggest goal has always been to nurture her individuality, to make sure she is 100 percent herself – strong, confident and capable. And that she knows. She has proven to be very strong – she has always been a strong personality."