Actress Katie Holmes is facing problems in finding work in Hollywood because of her marriage to Tom Cruise and his belief in Scientology.
The starlet has asked her agent to relaunch her career after a long marriage and baby break.
Hollywwod insiders have revealed that studios are refraining to cast Katie because of the negative publicity surrounding her conversion to Scientology and her husband’s blunt statements about the religion, and his previous verbal attack on Brooke Shields for using antidepressants.
‘Studios may be gun-shy of her new status as a tabloid fixture. And her expectations may be raised as the new Mrs Cruise. Stars of much bigger stature, including Meg Ryan and Demi Moore, have found it tough to regain their momentum after taking time off,’
a hollywood insider told the Wall Street Journal.
Cruise’s orthodox beliefs are being dubbed as ‘a box-office liability’, which is seen as the only reason of him being dumped by the Paramount studio last summer.
28-year-old Holmes who had starred in the original Batman Begins was refused for the sequel. However, she will co-star in the forthcoming comedy Mad Money opposite Queen Latifah.
I don’t understand how anybody’s religious beliefs can be so very damaging.