Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes finds directing "exciting and scary".

The 37-year-old actress has made her debut behind the camera with 'All We Had' - in which she also stars - and had a great time taking the reins, particularly when watching footage of her co-stars.

She said: "It was exciting and scary. It's just... you're in charge!.

"Then the movie takes on its own life, and that's fun.

"I love being behind the monitor and seeing Stefania [LaVie Owen] and Eve [Lindley] have a great moment. It's like, [gasp]. I did that."

Katie admits the quality of the filmmaker is always one of her main criteria when taking a job, so she relished the chance to work with, and learn from, Steven Soderbergh on 'Logan Lucky'.

She told Modern Luxury magazine: "Since day one in this business, you're always trying to work with great directors. That's the goal.

I [recently] got to work with Steven Soderbergh, and that was a dream come true.

"He's a master. I asked him a lot of questions about directing in our first meeting. He was extremely generous. Then I watched what he did when we were working."

Katie is set to reprise her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in TV miniseries 'The Kennedys: After Camelot', but this time got the chance to direct one of the episodes.

She said of the experience: "Everything is its own animal, so you're always learning. It's challenging, but I enjoy it."

As well as 'Logan Lucky', Katie also has comedy 'Coup D'Etat' set for release, and 'A Happening of Monumental Proportions', a film she jumped at the chance to appear in as soon as her friend Judy Greer - who makes her own directorial debut with the picture - asked her to be a part of the cast.

Katie recalled: "She said, 'I have a part for you.' I said, 'When? Where?'

"Women supporting women, that goes without saying. But I think artists need to support artists. It's the right thing to do."


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