Katie Holmes, 42, stunned in not one but two dresses while filming Watergate Girl in New York City on Monday, May 3. Katie is producing and starring in the movie based on the 2020 memoir The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, which was written by lawyer Jill-Wine Banks, who served as a Watergate prosecutor in the early ’70s. To channel the style of the era, Katie began her work day in a retro outfit: a long dress with a Peter Pan collar covered in 70’s-esque mustard and black stripes. She completed the ensemble with bunched-up crew socks and loafers (well, Katie had on a plaid face mask on too, but we’re presuming that won’t be making it into the movie).Later that Monday, Katie swapped her striped dress for another throwback look: a long-sleeved dress featuring a pink floral pattern that flowed into a black skirt, which was cinched at the waist with a black belt adorned with gold medallions. It was a look we could imagine someone could wear to Woodstock, which happened just a few years before the Watergate scandal. The other details in Katie’s outfit, however, were a far cry from the groovy era of the infamous music festival: she also wore a paisley print face mask with Uggs. Katie’s new movie isn’t simply about the Watergate scandal. The Dawson’s Creek star is telling the story of a woman who battled sexism in her career, being only 30 years old when she was the only woman serving on the legal team that prosecuted those involved in the political scandal. In fact, press at the time dubbed Jill-Wine the “mini-skirted lawyer,” just to give you an idea of what she was dealing with at the time.
Not photographed on the movie set that day was Katie’s boyfriend, restaurateur Emilio Vitolo Jr., 33, whom she has been dating since Sept. 2020. Things have “cooled down” between the couple who once loved to pack on the PDA all over NYC.
“Katie has a lot of big priorities in her life — she’s a single mom. Her daughter [Suri Cruise, 15] always comes first and things were moving very fast,” a source told Page Six. Clearly, Katie’s new priority is filming this movie!