Sunday, January 30, 2011

Katie Holmes puts on a brave face at premiere of her new film... despite mixed reception



Brave face: Katie Holmes attended the Sundance premiere of her new movie Son of No One despite false claims that people walked out of an earlier screening

Early reports that her new film was booed by critics are said to have left Katie Holmes in tears.

But the actress laughed off the controversy as she attended the premiere of Son of No One last night.

Katie smiled and joked with fellow cast members Channing Tatum and Ray Liotta and was animated when she took to the stage for a question and answer session at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Wearing a black and white polka-dot blouse and jeans, Katie looked relaxed despite the controversy.

A film trade writer had claimed that there was a 'mass exodus' of people leaving the movie theatre before the film ended during a screening at Sundance last week.

It was also reported by the Hollywood Reporter that people groaned when Katie appeared on screen.

But the Daily Mail's award winning film writer Baz Bamigboye said Katie was wrongly savaged.

'I was at the screening at the Yarrow Hotel on Monday and such claims are lies and were penned to damage the actress' professional reputation', Baz said. 'The writer of the article wasn't even at the screening'.

Promoting: Katie attended a Q&A session to talk about the small role she has in the film that co-stars Ray Liotta, Channing Tatum and Al Pacino

The 32-year-old, who only has a small supporting role in the film, was left in two minds about going to the premiere but ultimately decided to support the film and attend.

The Son of No One was directed by Dito Montiel and features a powerful performance by Channing Tatum as a New York police officer who may have been involved in a double murder when he was a schoolboy.

Katie, married to Tom Cruise, plays Tatum's screen wife, with the film also featuring Juliette Binoche and Al Pacino.

Baz commented: 'She's perfectly fine in the movie. To be sure, some people had issues with aspects of the film's plot but that had nothing to do with Holmes.'

Team-player: The 32-year-old was animated as she hit the stage to talk about her role as Channing Tatum's wife in the film

The Son of No One's producer Cassian Elwes also rushed to Katie's defence and said: 'There wasn't a mass exodus. The people who did see it, like the film.

'We've already received three offers on the film. We're 100 per cent behind Katie and the entire cast's performance in this film.

'She loves the film and she's great in it. She's very upset by this attack', Mr Elwes added.

Katie happily signed autographs and took pictures with adoring fans outside the theatre.

Rising above it: Katie is said to have been 'very upset' about claims she was booed whenever she came on screen a viewing last week but smiled with fans

She wore a gold chain with a pendant with the letter S, presumably in reference to her daughter Suri.

Before her trip to Utah, Katie spent some quality time with her four-year-old and took her to a stable in Los Angeles.

The mother and daughter duo enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at the Equestrian Center in Brentwood.

Katie dressed casually in jeans, a black and grey striped sweater and black riding boots looked perfectly decked out for the occasion.

Meanwhile, Suri wore a pink ruffled skirt and pink and white boots for her adventure. She added a blue jacket to keep warm.

Horsing around: Katie and her four-year-old daughter Suri Cruise spent the afternoon together at the Equestrian Center in Brentwood on Friday

Although she is getting to the age to be too big to be picked up, Suri rested her legs for a while and was held in her mother's arms as they had a look at the all the horses.

Katie is currently working on the new film Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler which she will surely hope is a hit. She has not had much commercial film success in the past few years.

But there is also talk of her returning to Broadway later in the year but nothing has yet been finalised.

Fun day out: Katie gave Suri a ride while looking at the horses

Horse attire: Katie was dressed for the occasion in jeans and riding boots

The Son of No One -Cast on stage at the Sundance Film Festival 2011

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