Friday 20 October 2017

Katie Holmes on raising daughter Suri Cruise: 'It's important she has a stable, innocent childhood'

Suri Cruise (R) and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Suri Cruise (R) and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical "Finding Neverland" on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri
Katie has taken a very hands on role with her daughter since splitting with Tom Cruise earlier in the year.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 28: Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arrive at The ReelzChannel World premiere of 'The Kennedys' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise on their wedding day in 2006
Suri is a real mini me of famous mom Katie Holmes.

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Actress Katie Holmes is keen to step away from acting to direct full time, because she's convinced the switch will help her daughter live a more stable childhood.

The Batman Begins star made her feature film directorial debut with 2016's All We Had and reveals she has big plans to take charge of more movies.

"For now I like acting and directing," Tom Cruise's ex tells Town and Country magazine. "Eventually I'll just direct."

"It's been something that has come to me over time," she adds. "I've been acting for about 20 years now, and in the last few years I've become more confident and gotten more interested in storytelling as a whole.

Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical
Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical "Finding Neverland" on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

"Also, I've been feeling inspired to put my point of view out there. It's scary, but the process of it is something I really love."

Katie also enjoys directing because it gives her more quality time with her daughter, Suri.

"This business is so unstable, and you never really know where you're going to be," she says. "The thing about directing is I can say I have this window and that's when we're getting it done.

"My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed."

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri
Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri

And the 38-year-old is looking forward to the next phase in her life.

"This is a whole new chapter in my life," she continues. "I really have to give in to that and not rush it."

Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes speak on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

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