Just one day before she filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes sat down for an interview for the latest issue of C Magazine, to talk about fashion and her career. She also got a very glamorous makeover for the photospread.
As Katie's fans must know, one career she's been pursuing in recent years is that of fashion designer, with her own designer house, Holmes & Yang.
She tells the magazine that she knows how to design for women because she knows what they want, having been there herself.
“I think women want to feel [attractive] but they don’t want anyone to know they’re trying,” she says.
For this special, post-divorce issue, Katie also underwent a makeover, posing in whimsical, fabulous outfits and showing off her “new look and fresh lease on life,” as a caption on the magazine's cover reads.
Inside the mag too, Katie hints that she's ready for a change. Bear in mind that, at the time, she had not yet filed for divorce.
“I’m ready to take on some more challenging roles. I feel like I worked so much at such a young age that I really wanted to have life experiences. I feel more balanced and like I have more to bring to the table. I always felt like I wanted to catch up [in my personal life] to what I was doing [in my career],” she says.
Asked about her personal life and whether having Suri made her closer to her husband, Tom Cruise, Katie tries to sidestep the question by saying, “I don't know. I mean... I don't know. People have been having babies a long time.”
Speaking with WWD
about interviewing Katie one day before she “blindsided” Tom with the divorce filing, writer Kelsey McKinnon says that, indeed, all the signs were there – but they never really paid any attention to them because they did not think they were important.
“Going back over the tapes, there were signs: Holmes was certainly very aware of herself, laying a couple cards on the table but never showing her whole hand,” McKinnon says.
“Most noticeably, the one name decisively absent from her lexicon: Tom Cruise. She never actually refers to him by name over pages and pages of transcription,” the interviewer adds.