How Katie Holmes keeps perspective
Actress says others have bigger problems, are less fortunate
The scrutiny has been intense for Katie Holmes this summer, and the media attention's only going to increase as she prepares for her first presentation at New York Fashion Week with her clothing line, Holmes & Yang.
And while it would probably be understandable if she were frustrated by the severe invasion of privacy fame brings, Holmes tells Women's Wear Daily that really, it's not that bad.
"I have a lot of feelings about the press," said the 33-year-old actress/designer, who's been closely watched since her split from ex-husband Tom Cruise in June.
"There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate," she continued. "I try to keep it all in perspective."
Her new deal as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics - the first ever celebrity to rep the line - may help, at least a little bit.
Holmes and Brown were introduced by a mutual friend and soon bonded over their down-to-earth sensibilities and similar approaches to life and beauty.
"We weren't looking for a celebrity, just a cool, amazing woman who would fit with our brand," Brown told WWD of her new collaboration with Holmes. Of course, there's also the fact that "she's just ridiculously beautiful."
Holmes' Bobbi Brown campaign is scheduled to launch in Spring 2013, and in the meantime the actress is trying to test out as many different avenues as possible without "being afraid to fail," she said.
"Who cares? At least you tried," she continued. "It's usually the people who haven't tried who are the naysayers."
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