Apparently, Holmes was supposed to perform on the hit TV show “Friends.” She was originally scheduled to have a three-episode arc but had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts.
Sadly, we will never know if she is going to couple up with Ross, Chandler, or Joey. However, if we had to place a bet on it, our money would be on Joey. Who wouldn’t fall for his “How you doin’?” bit?
Still Active on TV
While “Dawson’s Creek” ended in 2003, that did not mean Katie Holmes was done with television. The actress didn’t want to ride off into the sunset with her role on “Dawson’s Creek,” and the trajectory she took far exceeded our expectations.
She has been quite active in the medium and has had numerous roles in shows like “The Kennedys,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Ray Donovan.”
No, It’s Just Kate
Oftentimes, when people have Katie as their name, it is short of Katherine or Katelin. Well, apparently, that's not the case for Katie Holmes. Her legal first name is just “Kate.” It took us by surprise, too, but we read her birth certificate, and that’s what is listed.
Look it up yourself if you don’t believe us, but you will find we tell the truth. We wonder if it was out of uniqueness or whether her parents didn’t want to spell out Katherine in the hospital.
She Has Pipes Too
Katie is best known for her acting chops, but some people don’t know that she can sing, too. Unlike other actors (Scarlett Johanson and Jeremy Renner, for example), she has never pursued it professionally.
But let us tell you that she does have the pipes to sing with the best of them. If you don’t believe us, check out the episode of “Dawson’s Creek,” where she sings “On My Own” from Les Miserables. She brought down the house and made us tear up when we watched.
Her First Concert
Everyone remembers their first concert. Most of the time, it's when you're in your early teens at one fair or another with your mom. For Katie, it was Whitney Houston with her mom and sister.
How cool would it have been to see her on stage singing “I Will Always Love You” with 10,000 fans screaming for her? Probably a little cooler than what most of us got to watch, but we loved our first time even if it wasn’t Whitney.