As Americans enter the final month of our coronovirus-enhanced summer, a big question on every family’s mind is: “Will the children go back to school in the fall?” Reports of rising infection rates have already forced some districts to return to a virtual learning model, and major risks remain for states that are expected to move forward with in-person instruction. Like all parents, Katie Holmes is contemplating what to do for her high school-bound daughter, Suri Cruise, who recently celebrated her 14th birthday. Born in 2006 in Holmes and her then husband, Tom Cruise, the teenager is a longtime New Yorker and reportedly attended various schools in the city. So far, New York City public schools will not fully reopen in September, and the status of most private schools is equally precarious.
“I want everyone to be as safe as possible,” Holmes – whose latest film, The Secret: Dare to Dream Premiered on VOD on July 31 – tells Yahoo Entertainment about her hopes for a possible return to school in the fall. “This is a tough one: I don’t have any expertise on this in terms of health measures, but I just want to be as smart as possible for the whole community and prevent anyone from getting sick. My heart really is those. Leads to all people who have lost people. ”(See our video interview above.)
Holmes says that she and her daughter were out of New York City during the initial wave of COVID-19 cases in the spring, and they remember all the “different feelings” they experienced after the case number climbed and families. Has lost loved ones. “Initially, it was 800 deaths a day, which was terrible,” the actress recalls, noting that mobilizing citizens to combat the epidemic brought some much-needed inspiration. “People were volunteering, medical staff were coming from other states and then at 7 o’clock when people were ringing and clapping, it was like ‘wow’.”
The epidemic was followed by a series of protests inspired by the deaths of George Floyd and Holmes – who have expressed their support for Black Lives Matter and done justice to Brio Taylor on their Instagram feed – which supports this inspiring endorsement . “All the protests were unbelievable and important, and so clarified. I think that such a transformation of humanity has taken place; it’s a beautiful thing to be a witness and be a part of it. Even though it’s a really hard time, you’re the best. Watching people. “
Holmes hopes his new film also has the power to bring people the best. Based on Ronda Byron’s highly successful self-help book, The Secret: Dare to Dream Miranda Wells, as a widow and single mother of three children, tries to do her best to face many personal challenges. Enter the beautiful stranger, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), who teaches him and his family the secret mystery: In life you want to see it as a way to achieve it.
“I’ve met a lot of incredible women who have very similar circumstances [to Miranda], Holmes explains. “When I was preparing to play him, I talked to some people who have been very close in my life, just to make sure that we have created a character that is very realistic. I feel like every human struggle; It is a part of life. Looking at him and with a change of heart, I hope it is healing for people. I think films have the power to do this. “
The actress also drew inspiration from Byron, who was often on set during production. “She is a beautiful soul,” says the Holmes author, whose book has sold more than 30 million copies since it was first published in 2006. When asked if he has ever used the secret in his life, Holmes points to his acting career as an example of something he imagined in reality. “When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being in films, so I worked! I feel grateful every time on set… and there is hope for this film from now on. We all need to be reminded of its importance, especially in the year that we have it. “
The Secret: Dare to Dream Available on Friday, July 31 through most in-demand services including Apple TV And FandangoNOW.
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