And to prove her skills in the industry, Katie Holmes showed off her versatility as she displayed a variety of facial expressions while talking about her motivation to take on a role in new Broadway show Dead Accounts.
Katie, 33, appeared to go through a host of different emotions as she discussed the part alongside co-star Judy Greer, playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Jack O’Brien in front of a live audience at The Greene Space in New York.
The many faces of Katie: Ms Holmes displayed her versatility with a variety of facial expressions as she spoke about her new role in Broadway show Dead Accounts during an event in New York on Thursday night
From smiling to confused: Katie let her emotions show on her face as she was questioned about the role
Taking it seriously: Katie said of her motivation for starring in the show that she wanted to take on the part of a strong female character, adding 'Finally I get to yell!'From confused and bemused to giggly and thoughtful, Katie let her feelings show on her face as she was asked to explain the reasons for her desire to break Broadway.
She replied: 'I thought it would be so challenging. Because I was so young when I started working, I was always trying to catch up.'
And in particular, mother-of-one Katie said she was more than excited to take on the role of such a strong female character.
In her element: Katie looked delighted to be talking about the show at The Greene Space
Part of the team: Katie listens patiently while Norbert Leo Butz takes his turn to discuss the methodShe said: 'Finally I get to yell! What I really loved about this character was she’s strong underneath it all. I like her values, I like that she’s trying to figure it all out and really cares for her family.'
And she isn't the only one excited about the role, as playwright Rebeck said: 'I think it's really thrilling to see Katie Holmes on stage again. It's a wonderful part for her.'
Katie was also joined by her co-stars Josh Hamilton, Norbert Leo Butz and Jayne Houdyshell for the panel.
Cute as a button: Katie looked lovely in a simple cream dress with a black tuxedo jacket
Simple pleasures: Katie seemed happy to be back to grass roots in her acting career
The mother-of-one wore a chic white linen dress with black opaque tights and boots, teamed with a blue military-style jacket as she took to the stage.
However, it seems that the pressure of being in the spotlight took its toll on Katie, and she was forced to remove her jacket as it got too hot - displaying her toned arms in the process.
Dead Accounts will begin previews on November 3rd, and celebrates its grand opening on November 29th at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
Exciting times: The show must go on... next month, and Katie looks more ready than ever
Proud moment: Katie's just a jobbing actress now, and she loves it