Manhattan-based actress Katie Holmes has decided to join the half a billion Twitter users on social media.
Her first tweet was fairly lackluster, “So happy to be on twitter!!!!! Sending first tweets from South Africa.”
Tom Cruise’s ex-wife is on location to film ‘The Giver,’ a tale about a utopian society that is slated for theater release on August 15, 2014.
The star-studded cast includes Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Brenton Thwaites, Emma Tremblay, Cameron Monaghan and Odeya Rush.
Holmes won’t get an opportunity to rub elbows with Streep, who is not on set in Cape Town. The veteran actress will shoot her scenes in England where she is also filming Rob Marshall’s ‘Into the Woods.’
Based on Taylor Swift’s passion for Twitter that includes 35,850,290 followers at last count, we’d say she probably coerced the very private Katie Holmes into creating a social media account after explaining all of the benefits.
Knowing how closely the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actress guards the privacy of her daughter Suri Cruise, we don’t expect to see any cute kid pics anytime soon.
Katie’s first photo was a retweet of a fuzzy black and white cast pic first posted by Nikki Silver. The film producer also gave KH this shout out, “@KatieHolmes212 welcome to SA to @thegivermovie and to Twitter!”
So far Katie has picked up 7,951 followers but the day is young and word will spread. Welcome aboard @KatieHolmes212 …
Photo: Twitter-Katie Holmes