Katie Holmes is in a new movie called The Romantics, in which she plays a bridesmaid who returns to her little northeastern town to watch her ex-boyfriend get married. There’s lots of beige dresses, tall and unmowed grass which means high risk for lyme disease, and curiously, no explanation as to why Holmes’s character would only want to be friends with people who are shorter than her.
In this week’s issue of New York Magazine, Holmes talks about fashion, homeschooling her famous baby, and does a pretty big kick in the air that’s supposed to convince us that SHE turned down THE ROCKETTES. She also talks about how her marriage to Tom Cruise is weirder than anything a car salesman does with scented markers right after he locks the door to his office. She said,
“My big concern is what does he have going, what do I have going, what are we going to do this weekend. It must seem weird, I guess, having so many people watching. It is weird. I get it. But you just, you know, smile and nod.”
Wait. Which part does the “weird” refer to? Is it that weekends don’t plan themselves or is it that we understand suspension bridges more than their marriage? And what is “smile and nod?” What is that? When does one do that? Is it when you ask for prosciutto and they say they only have salami, but you take it anyway because it’s kind of the same but not really? Or can you really only do it when Tom Cruise says “don’t you dare get any taller than me, okay?” That’s gotta be where she’s learned it.