Katie Holmes was looking for the “highest level of talent” for her COVID-era Airbnb rom-com, Alone Together. That's why she reached out to her very own daughter, 16-year-old Suri Cruise.

Holmes, who wrote, directed, and starred in the film, brought in Suri to record a cover of “Blue Moon” for the opening credits. “I always want the highest level of talent,” Holmes told Yahoo Entertainment. “So I asked her! She's very, very talented. She said she would do it and she recorded it, and I let her do her thing. That's the way I direct in general: It's like, ‘This is what I think we all want—go do your thing.’”

The song holds significant sentimental value for the mother-daughter pair. According to Holmes, she was inspired by Diane Keaton's own rendition of “Blue Moon” for Rob Reiner's 2014 film And So It Goes. “Diane met my daughter when she was a year old,” Holmes told Yahoo.

This isn't the first time Suri has been featured in one of her mother's films. “She actually did sing in Rare Objects, which is the film we did last fall,” the proud mom shared. “Other than that, she's a 16-year-old kid doing high school.”

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Katie Holmes and her former husband Tom Cruise welcomed Suri in 2006; six years later, the Dawson's Creek star was awarded primary custody. “I like to keep her out of my interviews, but I will say that this time of quarantine has been such a lesson,” she said during an interview with The Daily Telegraph back in 2020. “Just really looking at everything you have and celebrating the simplicity of making dinner and [spending] that time together.”

As Suri gets older, it seems Holmes is becoming more comfortable gushing about her daughter to the press. “I love her so much. My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality,” she said in an interview with InStyle. “To make sure she is 100% herself and strong, confident, and able. And to know it. She came out very strong—she's always been a strong personality.”