Katie Holmes is doing her best impression of a human being on the cover of Marie Claire November 2011.
She’s a cute girl, at least she is when she’s out of her husband’s reach. She’s still passably-relatable too. There was always a repeatability and cuteness to her on Dawson’s Creek. $hillentology beat most of that out of her, and within less than two years of meeting her husband most of the sparkle in her eyes had died.
However, she still has some ability to turn it on. She kind of does so in this interview. There’s still some warmth behind her eyes, that’s usually missing when she’s hanging off Tom Cruise’s arm. And she scrubs up well. She always looks great in make-up and gowns, when she’s so dressed down spending time with her family. It’s a nice change to see her so glammed up. Her hair/ make-up/ clothes look great. As do her poses, although she sort of looks like she’s posing angry for some of her shoot.
On her future: “I feel ready for the next chapter of my life. I’m excited to begin a new phase: roles I might have been afraid to play before, places I want to travel to with my daughter. I’d like to build the design business. But not too fast.”
On working with Adam Sandler: “Adam has comedy down to a science. He knows how to find the funny — not just in himself but in everyone around him. He makes you feel comfortable and supported so that you can be your best. And he runs the takes again and again until comfort gives way to laughter.”
On her work-life balance: “I’m thinking about getting rid of this,” Katie says mischievously, pointing at her cell phone. “Wouldn’t it be great to have an old-fashioned phone sheet? Go to your office, make your calls, and then continue with your day?”
On her daughter and being a mother: “My daughter was with me the other day at a work event, and it was a long day. I took out some paper and markers that I had in my bag, and someone said to me, ‘Oh, that is so cute,’ and I looked at her and thought, No, this is not cute. This is what all mothers have to do.”
On her daughter’s exposure to Hollywood: “Being around this business, my daughter is exposed to people with incredible talent, people who are the best at what they do. People I only dreamed of getting to work with as a little girl.” - via Marie Claire.