Katie Holmes joins the cast of How I Met Your Mother on Monday (31st October 2011), playing the legendary 'Slutty Pumpkin' character. The sitcom, which in the past has welcomed Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez as guest stars, is gearing up for one of its most anticipated episodes yet.
The pumpkin character first appeared in an episode in 2005, during which Ted spent his Halloween waiting for her to arrive. He had originally met the woman years before, but lost her phone number after mislaying the Kit Kat wrapper that she had written it on. It was revealed how Ted, played by Josh Radnor, waits at the same Halloween party every year waiting for the Slutty Pumpkin to return. He finally gets his wish during tonight's episode of the long running sitcom, with Katie being revealed as the mysterious woman in the famous outfit. Speaking about her time on set, Neil Patrick Harris told E! Online, "She was great.She's a really smart actor, you know? She didn't just show up to do her lines and split. She came the week before and watched how the rehearsal day goes so that she would be more comfortable".
Following her recent starring role in horror flick 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark', Katie is about to begin work on the romantic-comedy Responsible Adults, with Chace Crawford. The movie centres on a man who realises his latest crush was his babysitter 15 years ago.