Katie Holmes Has ‘No Regrets’ About Her Life, Talks Taking Risks And ‘Normal’ Life

Katie Holmes recently gave an interview to Ocean Drive for its December cover. In the interview, they discussed Holmes’ normal life, despite being a Hollywood star. Holmes, who relocated to New York with her daughter, Suri Cruise, after divorcing Tom Cruise, spoke about how she maintains a normal life despite living in a very abnormal industry.

Her life change is probably the reason why Holmes doesn’t regret anything that she’s been through in her life.

She told Ocean Drive, “I don’t regret anything that I’ve done. I’ve learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going.”

Holmes, 36, divorced Tom Cruise in 2012 just as quickly as she got engaged after their whirlwind romance in 2005. By the time the papers were drawn up, Cruise was just finding out that Holmes was divorcing him. As stated, she made the move from Los Angeles to New York practically overnight and put her daughter Suri into private school.

It’s said that her decision to divorce as quickly as possible was to benefit Suri, to make sure they both escaped from Scientology, and for her daughter to have a more grounded upbringing like she did when she was a child. While Holmes has never spoken out against Scientology, it’s easy to see that she’s a lot happier with the life she’s made for her and daughter Suri.

“I have a very normal life, and I happen to work in an industry that is abnormal. Daily life, I take a train and cab; it’s just about getting from here to there, and I don’t care how I do it. I have to get there.”

Although she has a typically normal life, Holmes says she doesn’t shy away from taking the occasional risk so that her life is filled with exciting and new things.

“I don’t shy away from risks. I’m just interested in a lot of different things. I don’t even think of it as a risk; I think of it as something exciting and new.”

One thing that might have been considered a gamble was taking on a recurring role on the hit show Ray Donovan. It had been over a decade since the actress hit TV screens. The last time Holmes was on television in a regular character role she was in her early 20s playing Joey Potter in the hit series Dawson’s Creek. Since the WB show went off the air in 2003, Holmes focused more on independent films and raising her daughter Suri.

After splitting from Cruise, who is said to have controlled a big chunk of her career (see the gossip of Katie being recast in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series), Holmes focused on getting back into the swing of things in acting with roles in films The Giver, the quirky indie Miss Meadows, and Woman in Gold. That said, it was her role in Ray Donovan, playing the feisty and dark Paige Finney, that put her back on the map and reminded people that she had talent, something that her marriage to Cruise overshadowed.

As for what keeps her going, Holmes said, “As I’ve grown up, I think that the harder you work the more successful you are. From what I have seen, the people at the top, they’re just constantly working and constantly surrounding themselves with other successful, like-minded creative people.”

As far as keeping creative goes, it sounds like being a mother keeps Holmes on her toes.

“[Motherhood] changes you completely in such amazing ways, and I think that you become who you were meant to be. Being a parent also is a source of inspiration to just work really hard. You want to set an example – and, you know, [your kids] are what drives you.”

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