November 15, 2013
Katie Holmes Films The Giver in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Hollywood’s sweetheart Katie Holmes is in #lovecapetown for the filming of sci-fi thriller The Giver and the Mother City has gone star crazy!
Holmes, known for her star-turning performances in TV series Dawson’s Creek and silverscreen blockbuster Batman Begins, has been visiting some of our top attractions including our wonder of nature, Table Mountain , the impressive Cape Town Stadium and Robben Island, site of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s incarceration, with her daughter Suri Cruise and entourage.
The Giver is based on author Lois Lowry’s novel about a dystopian pre-teen and is directed by Phillip Noyce. It stars Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard and up and comers Brenton Thwaites, as lead character Jonas , Cameron Monaghan as Asher, Jonas' best friend and Odeya Rush as Fiona, Jonas' friend and love interest.
While in Cape Town, Holmes has joined Twitter and has been tweeting up a storm about her adventures around the city:
"My sincere gratitude to Ahmed Kathrada for showing me Robben Island today. It was an honor for me. Thank you."
"Beautiful day in Cape Town."
"Can't get over how beautiful it is here in South Africa."
Katie’s young co-stars have been posting photos on their Twitter and Instagram accounts about their stay in celeb-loving Cape Town too:
@OdeyaRush1:Night off from filming... eating sushi and playing Jenga with @KatieHolmes212 #thegivermovie
cameronmonaghan: Sandboarding in Atlantis
For all of the latest updates about The Giver movie, follow the conversation on Twitter.
Keen to do some celeb-spotting in the Mother City? Read all about the SAF3 cast filming at Camps Bay here.