Katie Holmes & Jim Sturgess Interview: Alone Together

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Jim Sturgess & Katie Holmes speak Alone Collectively, a romantic comedy about two individuals who discover themselves in an unlikely state of affairs throughout the pandemic.

Jim Sturgess and Katie Holmes star in Alone Collectively, a romantic comedy that Holmes additionally wrote, directed, and produced. Alone Collectively follows Holmes as June, a lady who, on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, decides to lease out an Airbnb to get away from the town. After all, when she will get to the Airbnb, she finds that it has been double booked by its proprietor, and Charlie (Sturgess) can also be staying there.

The pair reluctantly conform to shack up the primary evening and shortly, a relationship between the 2 begins to develop because the world falls aside round them.

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Display screen Rant sat down with Sturgess and Holmes to debate the film, together with how Holmes felt tackling all of the completely different features of the movie, why Sturgess thinks motion pictures concerning the pandemic are necessary, and whether or not Holmes would do a Dawson’s Creek reboot.


Katie Holmes in Alone Together

Display screen Rant: Katie, you wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Alone Collectively. What was it prefer to see this mission by from begin to end, particularly contemplating you started penning this at the start of the pandemic? 

Katie Holmes: It is a reduction once you end. There are such a lot of completely different components of the method and, truthfully, Sandra Adair is our editor and I have never actually talked a lot about that, as a result of it is a lot concerning the making of it, however the modifying of it’s its personal factor. Sandra and I did it over zoom. And, what I take pleasure in about directing and directing this movie was I feel we did a good quantity of improv. And so we had to determine the best way to make that work within the modifying room, which was actually enjoyable.

It was thrilling to put in writing it. Each a part of it was thrilling. Assembly Jim after which him saying sure, and rehearsing after which taking pictures it and getting scenes after which worrying about scenes after which rewriting the scene, it is very enjoyable.

Motion pictures concerning the pandemic is usually a bit divisive. Why is it necessary to you to inform these tales, particularly happier tales, set throughout that point? 

Jim Sturgess: That is why I used to be drawn to it. It was a time capsule. It was one thing for myself as nicely. What a gorgeous factor to have in your life that kind of captured this unbelievable, weird, and surreal second for all of us, however then informed very gently and really positively with lots of hope, lots of coronary heart, and lots of nuance.

The pandemic and the lockdown is all very current within the movie, however it’s kind of behind the doorways of this Airbnb that they are staying in, however it’s there, and it is lurking. And it is very actual and is affecting individuals in very devastating methods. However you get trapped inside this little bubble of affection that is kind of occurring amongst all of these things. I simply thought it was actually attractive for that.

And it was actually fascinating watching it with a gaggle of individuals and watching it in a cinema, and everyone remembering little issues that kind of occurred throughout the pandemic and through lockdown and issues that all of us kind of collectively skilled. Like this big kind of inside joke, all of the little humorous issues with hand sanitizers. And I am excited for the movie as time passes, too. You actually have it to kind of look again on as [we] distance ourselves increasingly more from [that] expertise.

Katie, nowadays, there are at all times grumblings about reboots and revivals. Would you ever return or revisit Joey for Dawson’s Creek?

Holmes: No [laughs].

Honest, particularly reasonable. 

Holmes: I am so grateful for that have. We have undoubtedly talked about it through the years, however I really feel like that present captured that point interval and that point in all of our lives. I feel it is nice that you’re nostalgic for it. So am I. However it’s like, can we need to see them not at that age? I do not know. I do not suppose [so]. All of us determined we do not, really.

Alone Collectively Synopsis


Katie Holmes and Jim Sturgess in Alone Together

Two strangers wind up double-booked in the identical upstate New York rental throughout the begin of COVID-19. Exasperating the state of affairs, the lockdown forces them each to remain and confront the surprising emotions that develop between them.

Take a look at our earlier interview with Alone Collectively‘s Jim Sturgess for House Earlier than Darkish as nicely.

Extra: Alone Collectively Assessment: Candy Romance & Related Themes

Alone Collectively launched in theaters Friday, July 22 and is accessible on demand and digital Friday, July 29


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