Katie Holmes loses the zombie for Elle’s “Women in Hollywood” issue

The November issue of Elle is devoted to “Women in Hollywood”. Katie Holmes is the cover girl, but they also profile Emily Blunt (love her), Julianne Moore (love her more), Renee Zellweger (meh) and Zoe Saldana (pretty girl, but meh to her as well). As for the cover shot, I actually like it. Katie looks very cute with her choppy, cute haircut. And her eyes are looking less zombie-esque (can they photoshop the zombie out?). The dress is alright, and it is nice to see Katie in a bright color, but the dress just shows off how very thin Katie is.

Everybody was interviewed, but none of them really had anything fascinating to say. Katie loves vampire movies (and yet, no mention of zombies). Emily loves being a character actress, and she bitches about aging in Hollywood (her picture is awful too – it‘s like they were trying to make her look vacant). Julianne, who is by far one of the greatest actresses working today, was barely interviewed (but her photo is fab). Renee watches a lot of Katherine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe movies (who doesn’t?). Zoe is zzzz…

KATIE HOLMES-On family life: “In my own life, my whole world really revolves around family. I do what I need to do, but it’s like, ‘How is everybody else doing?’ And it’s wonderful for me as an actress to put some of that into a character.”

-On life as a working mom on the Broadway set of All My Sons: “Suri would sit in my lap in the makeup chair. She’d hand the wig lady the bobby pins.”

-On fashion: “I love Alaia, for sure. Stella McCartney. I like Ralph Lauren because I feel like it’s very American, and I’m pretty all-American, from Ohio. Isabel Marant and a new designer, Sari Gueron.

-On the genre of film she loves most: “It can be any genre. I even like vampire movies – they just have to be well done. I want to believe in the characters. The minute it starts to feel not real, I’m not interested.”

-On adjusting to Hollywood life since moving from the UK: “I feel the fear of the business creep under my skin in L.A. in a way that it doesn’t in England. It’s funny – I feel like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, unless you’re in Hollywood! It’s shameful how you have to look a certain way. Women are simply not allowed to grow old gracefully. That’s why I love playing character parts, because I’m not pigeonholed into trying to remain young forever to play the ingénue or romantic lead.”

JULIANNE MOORE-On types of characters she is drawn to: “I think my connection to acting has been through reading. I’m interested in scripts. People ask me, “What role are you dying to play?” It’s really, What story do I want to be in?”

RENEE ZELLWEGER-On actresses from earlier eras that have influenced her: “For Leatherheads, I was thinking of Katharine Hepburn, the way she leaned forward with her shoulders back, speaking in her lower register the whole time. I like her confidence, her intelligence, her sense of entitlement. When I was making Chicago, I couldn’t stop watching the Marilyn [Monroe] videos. Not so much because of the sex kitten thing; it was more her vulnerability. That was a huge part of the Roxie character. But it’s not about emulating; it’s about a feeling.”

-On whether a successful movie career requires sacrificing your personal life: “A friend of mine couldn’t decide between moving to New York or staying in L.A., and another friend said, “Do Everything!” I thought, That’s it, do everything.”

ZOE SALDANA-On being known as a beautiful Hollywood actress: “I’m sorry, but it’s sexy to know that guys find you attractive. It’s empowering.”

[From Elle Magazine]

Eh, I’m just going to avoid talking about the other girls, and just focus on my girl Julianne. She’s got two films coming out this fall/winter, and both look interesting. First, there’s Chloe, which doesn’t have a release date yet. Julianne plays a wife who suspects her husband is cheating, so she hires a hooker, Chloe, to seduce him. It stars Amanda Seyfried (as Chloe) and Liam Neeson (as the husband). The second film is Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man. Julianne plays a supporting role to Colin Firth, who is an early contender for Lead Oscar. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Julianne on some red carpets this awards season too – she usually brings it, and I love her so much.

Photos courtesy Elle.com. To see the rest of the ‘Women In Hollywood’ covers visit Elle.com

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  1. bros says:

    who did tom cruise have to pay off/ blackmail to get her on the cover of an issue about women in hollywood? I can think of 100 more appropriate and deserving cover models who actually WORK and have talent and are in demand as actresses than this vacant-eyed fashion disaster.

  2. Lori says:

    Hate to the left please. Katie looks flawless!

  3. viper says:

    Too much photoshopping.

  4. TaylorB says:

    Katie looks beautiful. But there is something about her arms that looks odd, could be a crappy photoshop job, a strange angle or she is related to Gumby and Pokey.

    Oh, and Julianne Moore is just simply stunning.

  5. wow says:

    She’s alive! She’s alive! Here’s the Katie Holmes I’m used to, the cute one. The dress does nothing for her (too plain, the color isn’t the best for her skin tone) but her face rocks in this photo. She looks like a smoking hot woman and not some drab young burden Mother of three.

    By God she looks like she has some life in her. Good job.

  6. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty, the cover is the best picture of her in a really long time. She looks alive and fun not drugged.

    However she is not the most powerful woman in Hollywood, probably not in the top 63. Any “power” she has is from being married to Tom Cruise.

    At least she did not name her self as a favorite designer – hopefully it means she is letting go of that. For some reason I like when stars say the first name ex Lindsay, who did my wigs over the”wig lady.” Makes them seem more down to earth but the story was cute anyway. Suri is such a girly girlshe probably loved that.

  7. Jazz says:

    All hail photoshop!

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Agree TaylorB, her arms DO look weird – I think it’s bad photoshopping.

    to Lori…while Katie does look fantastic here, what bros said is spot on. there are lots of other actresses, who fit the bill of “women in hollywood” much better than she does.

    She’s more famous for who she’s married to than she is for ANY of her roles in film or TV.

  9. paris herpes says:

    They photoshopped her so much she looks like a thin Hilary Duff or something…wtf?!

  10. princess pea says:

    Yeah, I’m jumping on the bros train, too.

    The “pretty ladies in hollywood” and “hot chicks of hollywood” articles belong in Maxim, or FHM. Elle is a woman’s mag. I want to see people I should respect for their work being interviewed. Katie is someone I could respect for her cunning marriage, except that I find that a lame reason to respect someone.

    Is that really all the content??? They put the most focus on Katie and Renee, at the expense of Emily and JULIANNE?!?! Oy.

  11. pebbles says:

    I’m bringin’ the cover to my hairdresser……..love the cut!!

  12. Popcorny says:

    If ever there was a person whose acting skills got worse, instead of better, it’s Katie Holmes.
    Too much focus on (forced and awkward) style with little regard for substance.

  13. Just a Poster says:

    or she is related to Gumby and Pokey.”


    Love the hair also and will be bringing in the cover to my hairdresser as well.

    Okay gang, is it just me, or does she look a little like Ashlee Simpson in this picture?

  14. stacy says:

    i think she looks great. its nice to see her “smiling”.

  15. Cinderella says:

    Love Katie’s look.

    Love Emily Blunt and Zoe Saldana even more.

  16. lucy says:

    I have to agree – she looks good, better than she has in a while, but there are many, many, MANY actresses more deserving of that particular cover.

  17. Guest says:

    love that color on her…

  18. kim says:

    Quick name 5 movies she has been in

  19. Lori says:

    disturbing behavior, the gift, teaching misses tingle, phone booth, batman begins! Pieces of April I thought was a very good performance, I mean give me a break, I am not saying she’s a list, but she has been around….. Dawsons Creek was a long running series. Give her a little more credit where it is due.

  20. The Voice of Reason says:

    I know I probably shouldn’t say this…however women with extremely small breasts should use chicken cutlets in their bras esp. when on the cover of a national magazine. Not attractive Katie. Where is your stylist my dear?

  21. bros says:

    or not wear that terrible bra she is wearing, which is what the real problem is with that photo. and Lori, those movies you just somehow named are not worthy of her having the title shot on the women of hollywood issue. give me a break.

  22. The Real KC says:

    Love her haircut. LOVE. I’ve been growing mine out for about 8 months and her haircut makes me want to say screw it and get it all chopped off again.

  23. PJ says:

    Sexiest picture of her I’ve ever seen, by far!

    They did a lot of visual tricks to make her body look curvier! See how the dress is draped over her shoulders in a big curve pattern? She’s standing with one hip jutting out — it creates a curve in her otherwise straight up-and-down body shape.

    To make her breasts look bigger, they airbrushed away the folds of the dress over her breasts. It’s not the bra, it’s the photoshopping.

  24. lrm says:

    best line:
    “What role are you dying to play?” It’s really, What story do I want to be in?”

    And THAT is what makes Julianne such a great actress…see yourself agains tthe backdrop of the story,not in a character’s body only….

    and,it probably makes you choose better scripts-focusing on story- not thinking if there’s one cool or kinda quirky character that you want to play,you somehow can pull it off and save the story even if it sucks….

  25. Lantana says:

    TaylorB – I didn’t notice the arms until I read your comment. You know what it looks like? It’s almost like she was holding her hands clasped in front of her, and someone took her picture from behind, and then morphed them into the picture from the front. You know it’s an old trick for photographs if your skin is saggy on your upper arms and you hold them in front of you, it makes them look better, where as if you let them hang or hold them backward, the saggy wrinkles predominate…although she is a bit young for saggy wrinkles. I do agree though, the arms have been redone.

  26. Lori says:

    Somehow named? Batman was huge! She was opposite Christian Bale! Like the things I named are that unknown? Whatever. Katie is a sweetheart. I am happy for you Katie, congrats on the cover.

  27. Vermithrax says:

    She looks really beautiful.

  28. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Batman WAS huge. Makes you wonder why she was the only one not asked to reprise her role.

  29. spiceh says:

    She totally sucks as an actress. Always seem forced and fake to “act”. She looks good in the picture, but then, thank God for photoshop.