Katie Holmes for ELLE Magazine
ELLE February 2011 Issue
Photographer: Carter Smith
What an odd shot to use for the cover. It looks like the cover of a fitness magazine. Especially in comparison to the editorial inside, where the tone is completely different. But first, actress-y sound bites:
On working hard to perfect her role as former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy: “I worked as hard as I could, because I loved her. On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special.”
On playing such a complex role: “[The Kennedys] were like movie stars. There was such a professionalism to their public image.”
On admiring Jackie Kennedy’s strength: “I didn’t realize that she had lost a child in August and then [Jack] was assassinated in November. I couldn’t believe it. She had so much strength….I loved her love of family, how important it was for her to be a good mother.”
On the design process for her clothing line, Holmes & Yang: “I have such an appreciation for the fine details and the amount of work it takes. I really appreciate clothing and designers so much more. It’s made shopping even better.”
On decorating: “I like to create a nice table. I love roses and orchids and French tulips and berries, and then a lot of things that are just pretty and I have no idea what their names are.”
On Suri’s shopping style: “The other day we came out of a store, and she said, ‘I want to go there,’ pointing at another store quite a distance away. In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, ‘Wow, Suri. You’re something. You picked that out from a football field away.’”
On getting fashion advice from Suri: “She’ll really tell me [what she thinks]. Like today I’m wearing brown suede pants, and she said, ‘I don’t like your pants.’ But then she’ll say, ‘You’ve got to wear these shoes.’ Or ‘That’s so pretty, Mom. Wear that.’ She’s got a great eye.”
On not letting the attention from the paparazzi get to her: “I don’t worry so much. It is what it is, and it’s fine. I’ll go somewhere because I need to get something done.”
Suri doesn’t sound like a spoiled little brat at all, does she? Kind of sucks that she’s going on and on about that Kennedy mini-series, since it looks like it won’t be airing in the U.S. any time soon. Don’t piss off those powerful Kennedy ladies because they will take you to the woodshed to protect the family name. Which is interesting, because the older generation of Kennedys (most of whom are gone) usually kept their mouths shut whenever a new book or movie came out.
Anyway, check out the pics, which are decidedly un-Jackie-like:
cabochon ring, both, Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co. Her own wedding rings.
Yow. Who knew she could do “hot?” She’s always been cute, but ever since she said “I do,” she’s mostly been a wax figure of a celebrity. No real passion or emotion to be found. We don’t know what prompted it, but these are, without a doubt, the very best pictures of her we’ve ever seen.
[Photo Credit: Carter Smith, elle.com, style.com, tomford.com]