What you should know about Luke Kirby, Katie Holmes’s new co-star

Carly Maga
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Katie Holmes is currently filming her first major film since her infamous split from Tom Cruise – and it looks to be pretty steamy. The actress was spotted on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side this week filming a romantic-looking scene by a church.

Dressed in a raggedy t-shirt and shorts, she held hands and canoodled with another man, also dressed in a T-shirt and jeans. While the film, “Mania Days” by director Spike Lee, will no doubt get a lot of buzz because of Holmes's involvement, her co-star should be getting his fair share of attention, too. Hamilton-born actor Luke Kirby is the handsome devil everyone’s talking about – and it won't be the last time you’ll hear his name. Here’s what you should know about Luke before he hits the big time:

This isn’t the first time he has flirted with a former “Dawson’s Creek” star
In 2011, Kirby starred in Sarah Polley’s film “Take This Waltz,” alongside former "Creek" star Michelle Williams, as well as fellow Canadian Seth Rogen. In the film, Kirby, Williams, and Rogen are caught in a love triangle in downtown Toronto. “Take This Waltz” was critically praised and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Before that, he romanced Rachel McAdams
In the first season of the beloved Canadian TV series “Slings and Arrows,” Kirby played a famous movie star, Jack Crew, who was making his stage debut at the fictional New Burbage Theatre Festival. His co-star in “Hamlet” was Kate McNab, played by a pre-fame Rachel McAdams, and the two began an off-stage romance so intense she (spoiler!) follows him to Hollywood in Season 2.


His parents are American
Kirby's mother and father moved to Hamilton, Ont. in 1974 – four years before he was born.

His film debut was in 2001’s “Lost and Delirious”
It co-starred Piper Perabo, Mischa Barton, Emily VanCamp, and Jessica Paré.

He acted with Lindsay Lohan in the long-forgotten “Labour Pains”
This is kinda painful to watch:


He’s super fit
For “Take This Waltz,” Kirbey had to haul Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen around in a rickshaw. “I remember requiring as many electrolytes as I could get my hands on in-between takes. But you know, I was up for the challenge,” he said.

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