Katie Holmes Explains Why She Featured Her 16-Year-Old Daughter, Suri Cruise, in Her New Movie

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Katie Holmes Explains Why She Featured Her 16-Year-Old Daughter, Suri Cruise, in Her New Movie

Katie Holmes was looking for the “highest level of talent” for her Covid-era Airbnb rom-com, Alone Together. That’s why she reached out to her very own daughter, 16-year-old Suri Cruise.

While Holmes wrote, directed, and starred in the film, she 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 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.'”

The song holds significant sentimental value for the mother-daughter pair. According to Holmes, she was inspired by Diane Keaton’s own rendition of “Blue Moon” for Rob Reiner’s 2014 film, And So It Goes. “Diane met my daughter when she was a year old,” Holmes told Yahoo.

This isn’t the first time Suri has been featured in one of her mother’s films. “She actually did sing in Rare Objects, which is the film we did last fall,” the proud mom shared. “Other than that, she’s a 16-year-old kid doing high school.”

While Katie Holmes and her former husband Tom Cruise welcomed Suri in 2006, the Dawson’s Creek star was awarded primary custody of her daughter in 2012. “I like to keep her out of my interviews, but I will say that this time of quarantine has been such a lesson,” Holmes said during an interview with The Daily Telegraph back in 2020. “Just really looking at everything you have and celebrating the simplicity of making dinner and [spending] that time together.”

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