Katie Holmes Reflects on Her Single Life in New York City: "I Don't Really Regret Anything That I've Done"

Touched With Fire actress discusses past choices and new experiences in the Big Apple

By Samantha Schnurr Nov 30, 2015 3:20 PMTags
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Katie Holmes is setting the record straight—she's really just like us. 

Despite more than a decade-spanning silver screen career and even more high-profile marriage to ex-husband Tom Cruise, the 36-year-old Ohio native insists she's an ordinary gal. 

"I'm a normal person and I do walk around," the New York City resident dished to Ocean Drive of her life today as an actor, director, burgeoning artist and mom of daughter Suri Cruise, 9. "If you're having a bad day, you just take a walk, and it's not only that you see people who are having a worse day than you, it's just that you're in life. You suddenly can't be stuck in whatever problem you're in because you have to hail a cab or you have to get a subway ticket. There's more than just you and I think the harsh winters give you a little bit of character." 

For someone who's played her fair share of characters, Holmes' title as mother has had arguably the most lasting effect on her personal life.  

"[Motherhood] changes you completely in such amazing ways, and I think that you become who you were meant to be," she said. "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."

 However, she unfortunately isn't feeling any particular driving force toward her old stomping ground on the set of Dawson's Creek

"[Dawson's Creek] was such a special time in all of our lives [but] some things are better when it stays the way it was," she said of the possibility of a reunion of the '90s television classic. "I would love to get together with everybody, [but] I'm not sure a reunion would be as fulfilling as what we all want it to be."

Despite the blow to fan's greatest daydreams, Holmes' is already juggling a plate overflowing with projects, including a recurring role on Ray Donovan, her feature film directorial debut for All We Had, a drastic new character in Touched With Fire and a discreet dabbling in painting.

All in all, according to the brunette beauty, things are going well. 

"I really enjoy my life," she said. "I don't really 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."

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