Stunning actress Katie Holmes grew up fantasising about her father being the President of America.

The former DAWSON'S CREEK star, engaged to American Pie hunk Chris Klein, plays the title character in her new comedy FIRST DAUGHTER and she often wondered what it would be like to have a father in charge of her native country.

She says, "You'd get to live in that big house and wear all those big dresses."

And the 25-year-old brunette beauty admits she was overwhelmed when she met current President George W Bush during a TV special in 2002.

She adds, "The Bushes were very nice. Regardless of your feelings about the candidates, there's an amazing energy when you meet the President of the United States.

"You meet celebrities and it's like, 'I've seen you in a movie,' but (with the Bushes) it was, 'Oh, you're the...' It takes your breath away."

01/10/2004 19:50