Katie Holmes Will Spice Up HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys

Former Dawson’s Creek actress Katie Holmes, turned movie starlet, has been cast in an upcoming Halloween episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Scheduled to play the role of a “slutty pumpkin”, Holmes will appear in the episode entitled Perfect on Paper as the character Naomi, a girl Ted has been looking for every Halloween since the show’s first season.

“We’re thrilled to have Katie Holmes joining us this Halloween to play a role literally six seasons in the making,” says Craig Thomas, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of How I Met Your Mother. “Katie is a lovely and talented actress, which is why we’ve saved for her perhaps the most classily-named character in our show’s history: The Slutty Pumpkin.”

The thirty-two year old actress joins the ranks of season 7 guest stars Martin Short (The Cat in the Hat Knows Alot About That) and Kal Penn (House), who will both be making an appearance this year. Just coming off of her role as Jackie Kennedy in the controversial The Kennedys TV Mini Series, Holmes has also guest starred over the years on a 2008 episode of Eli Stone. A majority of her acting roles have been in motion pictures such as Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Romantics, Thank You for Smoking, and Batman Begins.

How I Met Your Mother currently airs on CBS, Mondays at 8pm est.