Katie Holmes reveals she didn’t want to be “greedy” for acting jobs after her debut in the film in 1997

Katie Holmes reveals she didn’t want to be “greedy” for acting jobs after her debut in the film in 1997

Katie Holmes revealed she didn’t want to be “greedy” about getting acting jobs after making her film debut 25 years ago in Ang Lee’s 1997 film The Ice Storm.

The 44-year-old actress was asked what she remembered from her first film during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

“Well, I was 17 and I remember we came to New York, my mom and I, and we shot it, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is what I want to do. Great,” replied Katie, who wore a black coat, white shirt and fringed black skirt on the NBC talk show.

Film debut: Katie Holmes revealed she didn’t want to be “greedy” for acting jobs after making her film debut 25 years ago in ‘The Blizzard’

“And then I went home and taped myself for different auditions, and I wasn’t really getting anything and I was like, ‘Oh, well, this might be it.’ You know, ‘This could be all there is.’ But it was okay because I was like, ‘You know what, that’s okay. That was an amazing experience. And I can tell my grandkids and I’m fine,” Katie said.

“You were happy with that,” said Jimmy, 48.

“Well, I mean, I wanted more jobs, but I was like, ‘Don’t be greedy,'” Katie said.

Jimmy asked if she remembered auditioning for the film, and Katie said she and her mother, Kathleen, went to Los Angeles for the pilot season.

Drama film: The 44-year-old actress appears in a still from the 1997 Ang Lee film The Ice Storm

Drama film: The 44-year-old actress appears in a still from the 1997 Ang Lee film The Ice Storm

“And it was my second day in Los Angeles and my first audition. I was lucky,’ Katie said.

Jimmy then asked Katie if she was intimidated by LA.

“Yeah, I remember we got lost a lot because it was, you know, no Google Maps, it was the Thomas Guide. … And we were lost every day,” Katie said.

Not greedy:

Not greedy: “Well, I mean, I wanted more jobs, but I was like, ‘Don’t be greedy,'” Katie said

With mom: Katie and her mum Kathleen were spotted on their way to the talk show on Tuesday

With mom: Katie and her mum Kathleen were spotted on their way to the talk show on Tuesday

Subway ride: The actress rode the subway while draped in a coat Mask on: The actress wore a mask for her subway ride

Subway ride: The actress rode the subway while draped in a coat

Outfit bag: Katie carried her outfit for the talk show in a dress bag

Outfit bag: Katie carried her outfit for the talk show in a dress bag

On the phone: The actress was on the phone while riding the subway

On the phone: The actress was on the phone while riding the subway

Jimmy admitted to being confused by the spiraling road map grids.

“To this day, when I drive in LA, I know how to get around because we used to get lost as a kid,” Katie said.

Katie was on the NBC talk show to promote her new off-Broadway play, The Wanderers.

Stage actress: Katie was on the NBC talk show to promote her new off-Broadway play, The Wanderers

Stage actress: Katie was on the NBC talk show to promote her new off-Broadway play, The Wanderers

The Wanderers begin performances January 26 at the Roundabout Theater Company’s Laura Pels Theater.

She also promoted her film Rare Objects, which Katie co-wrote, co-produced, directed and stars in.

Rare Objects is the third film Katie has directed, having made her directorial debut with the 2016 film All We Had, followed by her 2022 film Alone Together.

Film director: The Dawson's Creek star has also promoted her film Rare Objects, which Katie co-wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in

Film director: The Dawson’s Creek star has also promoted her film Rare Objects, which Katie co-wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in

The R-rated film will hit theaters on April 14 on a limited basis.

Katie also played a new game with Jimmy called Fast Talkers, in which they both repeated tongue twisters as fast as possible for 10 seconds.

The Dawson’s Creek star has daughter Suri, 16, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, 60.

Game show: Katie also played a new game with Jimmy called Fast Talkers in which they both repeated tongue twisters as fast as possible for 10 seconds

Game show: Katie also played a new game with Jimmy called Fast Talkers in which they both repeated tongue twisters as fast as possible for 10 seconds