London: Katie Holmes’ friends believe that the actress’ career will be relaunched following her multi-million divorce from Scientologist husband Tom Cruise.
The star, who posed seductively in a bathing suit earlier this year for Brazilian jewellery label H Stern, is expected to build on the acclaim she won as Jackie Kennedy in the mini TV series The Kennedys.
The five-year marriage to Cruise is said to have left her “turning into a robot”.
Sources also believe Holmes may have acted to end the marriage for fear of their daughter Suri, six, being drawn into Scientology.
“Katie felt she was going crazy and was actually turning into the robot that the press always made her out to be. She has a great personality but changed so much when she was with Tom. She became downtrodden and insipid,” the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.
“Tom is nearing 50 and when he’s not working he either goes to the gym or hangs out with Scientology buddies,” another source said.
“Katie is still a young woman and she wants to go out and have fun. She wants her freedom back.”