Katie Holmes lands the April cover of Elle UK, and inside the magazine she opens up about her six-year-old daughter, Suri, living in New York and much more.
She admits that Suri’s upbringing is much different than her own, which was spent on the western end of Lake Erie in her native Toledo. “Children are exposed to so much more than we were, I suppose every generation goes through that feeling, “Oh my God, it’s so different from how I grew up,’” she said. “I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mum always said, ‘No one loves you like your mother.'”
Katie, who gave birth to Suri in 2006 when she was married to Tom Cruise, admits that motherhood has changed how she views women. “I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realise what is most important. That being said, I have three older sisters and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself.”
MUCH MORE AFTER THE JUMP!
Katie is the youngest of five children, and she said her family helped teach her the importance of first impressions. “I was pretty lucky… I’m the youngest of five with three older sisters, so when I was a little girl, I spent a lot of the time in the bathroom just watching them. I was intrigued by make-up and my mum was very frank with us and said, ‘There are natural beauties in the world, but make-up enhances.’”
Katie doesn’t consider herself a feminist. “Ummm. I identify with women. I identify with people who work really hard. I think… I love strong women and I love strong men and I love being inspired by people who fight for what they believe in and work hard and are creative. And have integrity. I don’t think (the word feminism) is problematic.”
Katie’s acting career began with Dawson’s Creek, a wordy rites of passage serial based in the fictional seaside town of Capeside, Massachusetts.
The show enjoyed a successful five year run between 1998 and 2003, shortly before the technological boom radically changed the cultural landscape.
‘The world has changed so much since then,’ she said. ‘Social media, and what people are watching. But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show.
‘It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I’m glad that the innocence still holds up.’
She looks beautiful in these pictures. I wish she could land a decent movie, I really like her – but most of her movies are terrible.