The 35-year-old actress made her first guest appearance on the Today show in nearly 13 years and dished about the challenges of raising her adorable 8-year-old daughter under media scrutiny.
"I think, of course, you try your best," the star of the upcoming film The Giver explained to Matt Lauer.
"I try very hard because I am very grateful for my upbringing and my parents and siblings. I try to do what they did for me for my little one."
Holmes added, "The most important thing for me is letting her know how proud I am and that her accomplishments mean everything. Whatever I do is whatever. It's really just about her and that's what I think is most important."
Tom Cruise's ex also shared that she is living in the moment and isn't stuck on what happened in her past, saying, "I never really look back. I just approach life one day at a time. I'm excited about where I am right now, this movie…I've had some really wonderful creative experiences. I am just excited about the future."
And when asked how the brunette beauty views her independent life nowadays, Holmes told the morning news host, "I'm an artist, so I'm a risk-taker. I love adventures and new things."
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