Katie Holmes Talked To Glamour Magazine About How She’s Protecting Daughter Suri Cruise
Katie Holmes covers the latest issue of Glamour, and, in the interview, she talked the 25th anniversary of Dawson’s Creek, that infamous Y2K look, and how protecting her daughter, 16-year-old (16-YEAR-OLD!!!) Suri Cruise. 44-year-old Katie says it’s especially important to her cuz Suri “was so visible at a young age.” Sigh. Blame the Scientologists for trotting out their little Baby Jesus for all the world to see…
Katie and the interviewer were talking about style, specifically Katie’s COVID-uniform: sweatpants, a T-shirt, and a tailored blazer. The interviewer asked if anything Suri and her friends are wearing felt reminiscent of what Katie wore when she was younger. She responded:
I think the ’90s style is exactly back. Makes me feel old. We lived through that already! My mom says she should have saved things. I should have saved things.
Then the interviewer asked if Katie has any words that accurately describe raising a teen girl. Katie replies:
What has been really important for me with my daughter, because she was so visible at a young age, is I really like to protect her. I’m very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She’s an incredible person.
The interviewer brings up the fact that Suri’s cover of “Blue Moon” was included in Alone Together, a movie Katie directed last year. Suri also sings in her mom’s latest movie, Rare Objects:
Yes. I hope she always does something on my films. I always ask her. But both of those experiences came out of the same sense of what I love about our industry, which is, you have these projects and you become a family with people. And it’s this safe, beautiful, creative space. So it comes out of love for me to include someone who I love dearly. That’s how I like to work. I like to have that kind of feeling. It was very meaningful to me to have her there, because she’s my heart.
That’s all the Suri talk we get. Katie also chats about Dawson’s Creek, which she says she’s re-watched. The interviewer asks her if she thinks it holds up, and she replied, “In some ways, yes. Some ways, no.” Katie says she’s glad the show had an episode where Jack comes out, but “I’m so sad that is what was happening for people.”
Finally, let’s talk about Katie’s fashion flub at last December’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball red carpet. Katie showed up rocking what looked like a dress over jeans (it turns out it was actually a long bustier). The look went viral in a bad way, and Glamour writes that the outfit was called, “cursed, controversial, disturbing.” Here’s Katie’s reaction:
“I mean…wow,” Holmes says when I read her some headlines about the outfit over coffee on a sunny March morning. “That’s powerful language,” her voice heavy with sarcasm. She gamely throws me a few bones—she says girls in her neighborhood wear stuff like that all the time, the bustier covered only “half her behind,” so it couldn’t be a dress, and yeah, the vitriol was shocking—but it’s obvious that litigating a three-month-old outfit isn’t of interest to her, especially when she says, “Come on, women, let’s hold each other up here. Let’s look a little bit past what we’re wearing. That’s our duty amongst each other. I feel like the woman’s journey is deeper.”
Here’s more from Katie’s photoshoot with Glamour:
Okay, I can see why she beat out all those other girls to win the title of Mrs. Tom Cruise #3.