The “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” actress Katie Holmes is red hot on the cover of Marie Claire’s November 2011 issue.
Here’s what the 32-year-old cutie had to share:
On always bringing a snack and a coloring book: “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 how she slips so effortlessly between work and family life: “Because you have to. As an actress who is also a mother, you don’t have the luxury of drama.”
On her future plans: “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 simplifying her life: “I’m thinking about getting rid of [my mobile 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 Suri’s fortunate position as the daughter of famous parents: “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.”