Following her whirlwind romance, pregnancy and marriage to Tom Cruise, many Hollywood insiders wondered if Katie Holmes‘ career could ever recover from more than two years off work. But if you listen to the stars of ABC’s Eli Stone, on which the former Dawson’s Creek actress will guest star on Tuesday night, Katie is more than Suri’s mom.
"Working with Katie was great," says show star Jonny Lee Miller to OK!. "It was fantastic. She was a really nice person to have around.??.. She’s a phenomenal actress."
And Jonny knows a thing or two about talented young actresses, having been briefly married to Angelina Jolie early in both of their careers.
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Jonny’s feelings are echoed by another of Katie’s Eli Stone co-stars, Natasha Henstridge. "She’s just a star," Natasha tells OK!. "Everyone loved working with her.????.. She’s wonderfully talented and I think people forget a little bit. So much of the buzz was about her being married that you forget how talented she is.??"
In her role on Eli Stone, Katie looks sexy and svelte in black tights and a leotard, with her pageboy hair teased and flipped a la 1920s Chicago, as she sings and dances her way through the role of a dream girl who turns out to be a real-life heartbreaker.
"Katie’s a sweet girl," says actress Julie Gonzalo. "I didn’t see any of what you read in the papers. She’s sweet and normal. She brought her husband and daughter with her to set."
By Katie Rhames
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