Katie Holmes puts her daughter Suri, 10, first and dishes to Town & Country magazine about how she is determined to give the pre-teen a “stable, innocent childhood” even growing up in front of the media.
“My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now,” the actress reveals. “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.”
After her very public divorce from Suri’s father, Tom Cruise, in 2012, the “Dawson’s Creek” star admits it was hard to keep her daughter out of it.
“In today’s world a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household we know what they print isn’t true, so we don’t pay attention,” Holmes says. “There are more important things… if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can’t control that.”
Days are about to get busier for Holmes, with her new TV mini-series “The Kennedys After Camelot”, in which she will play Jackie Kennedy for the second time on screen. The star says she can understand Jackie’s struggle to protect her son, John F. Kennedy Jr., and daughter, Caroline, from the media after their father JFK was assassinated in 1963.
“Jackie Kennedy had these values that we as Americans believe in, but she also had this sense of adventure that made you pay attention. She was so graceful, even when she was scared or sad. I really admire her protection of the Kennedy name, her husband, and how much she wanted her children to be as grounded and normal and successful on their own as possible. Those are the things I love about her—and why I wanted to play her again,” the 38-year-old said.
Posting the cover to her Instagram on Tuesday, Holmes is clearly proud of her latest magazine shoot promoting her “After Camelot” premiere: “I am so honoured and excited to be on the cover of @townandcountrymag !!!!!!!! Thank u @genevieveherr and @djquintero@sloaney_77 #aftercamelot premieres #april2nd dress by @dior@specialprojectsmedia.”
The mom-of-one was photographed by Cedric Buchet in a stunning pale pink Dior dress.
Holmes’ issue of Town & Country is on newsstands now.