Tuesday 15 October 2019

Holmes: Children less protected now

Katie Holmes was photographed by Thomas Whiteside for Elle magazine. Pictures courtesy of ELLE UK
Katie Holmes was photographed by Thomas Whiteside for Elle magazine. Pictures courtesy of ELLE UK

Katie Holmes has said the world has changed since she shot to fame in Dawson's Creek.

The star and mother-of-one told Elle UK that social media has made growing up more complicated.

Katie, 35, said: "The world has changed so much since then. 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."

Katie, who is divorced from Tom Cruise, told the magazine: "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'."

But the actress, mum to seven-year-old Suri, 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'."

She added: " I identify with women. I identify with people who work really hard. 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."

The full interview appears in the April issue of ELLE UK, on sale from March 6 and also available as a digital edition.

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