Hosting SNL is a dream of ours, and Katie got to live that dream in 2001. She was at the height of her fame, and SNL came calling. We can only imagine how fun and stressful getting ready for that was.
SNL is one of these iconic shows everyone would love to be a part of if only they were as famous as Katie to live out that dream. Regardless, her show went great, and they even got a standing ovation at the end.
Her Scandalous Scene
While being nude on the silver screen isn’t uncommon, it’s not always popular. Katie’s first nude scene was for the movie “The Gift,” and the people of Ohio did not approve. It’s not always easy seeing someone you grew up with naked in a movie.
We probably would have been stunned, too. However, Katie is her own woman, and if she wants to do it, that is her choice. Power to her!
In Love With Chris Klein
In the early 2000s, Katie and Chris Klein were a part of the same red-carpet circles. They began talking and immediately hit it off. One thing led to another, and they were engaged a year later. Like most things that start that fast, they called things off in early 2005.
She had her eyes set on Tom Cruise and went to pursue that love interest. That one also ended like 50% of marriages— in divorce.
She Dropped Everything for Her First Leading Role
Katie’s first leading role came in 2002 when she starred as Katie Burke in the 2002 thriller-mystery movie “Abandon.” The film did not receive great reviews and now has a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The project has an excellent, star-studded cast with Katie, Ben Bratt, and Zooey Deschanel. Sadly, though, it goes to show that even the best acting team can’t help a bad script or bad directing.
Beautiful People Party
Sweden was not the only country that found Katie hot — America did, too. In 2003, she was named among the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People magazine and “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” by Teen People.
Her looks caught the attention of a lot of people, and they couldn’t get enough of her at her peak. But again, she has always been about more than just her looks. She's also known as a great actress and a kind person.