The 30-year-old actress talks a lot about motherhood in the interview, saying that being a mom to 2 1/2-year-old daughter Suri “has been the most amazing experience – in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it’s the most important job in the world.”
Katie admits that she suffered from some of the usual first time mom jitters: “During the first couple of days [with Suri], we would just sleep right next to her to make sure she was breathing. And I was constantly learning on the job, but Tom was very helpful and supportive.”
One of Hollywood’s most famous families, Tom, Katie and Suri are regulars in the tabloid pages (she corrects one of the frequent rumors: “I’m not pregnant right now.”). The protective mom says that sometimes the gossip goes too far – especially when it’s about her daughter.
“[Tom and I] were changing diapers. He said, ‘I don’t want you to get upset.’ And I said, ‘Well, I am upset.’ So we approached it together. But I definitely felt like—as a woman, as the mother of Suri—I want to handle this!”
So now that she’s tackled TV, the big screen and Broadway, what’s next for Katie Holmes? Fashion! The busy mom says she is working on a clothing line for kids.
“My friend Jeanne Yang and I have been working together. She’s got twin girls about six years old, and we both grew up with mothers who sewed. We started about a year ago, sketching different things, trying to find comfortable clothing for our daughters that is also pretty and cute.”
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