How Pandemic Love Stories Inspired Katie Holmes’ Latest Film

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Love can blossom in probably the most surprising of instances.

That is a theme Katie Holmes explores in her new film Alone Collectively, which premiered July 22. When growing the rom-com set in the course of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the actress solely advised E! Information’ Each day Pop that she was impressed by folks’s pandemic love tales…good and the dangerous.

“The inspiration behind the movie actually got here from loads of the tales that I examine—all of those completely different tales on Reddit and this and that,” she advised Each day Pop‘s Francesca Amiker on July 22. “It was actually both folks falling in love shortly or folks, sadly, breaking apart, ending their marriages.”

With the quantity of ache the world has gone by way of over the previous few years, the 43-year-old shared that she “needed to inform a narrative about folks coming collectively versus falling aside.”

The film follows Holmes’ character June, who arrives on the Airbnb her boyfriend (Derek Luke) rented in upstate New York solely to find it was by chance double-booked. And after her BF bails on the journey out of town, she types an surprising reference to the home’s different tenant, Charlie, performed by Jim Sturgess.

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