Katie Holmes: Life as Mrs. Cruise is "Really Exciting"

September 8, 2010 By:
Katie Holmes: Life as Mrs. Cruise is

Katie Holmes is opening up about what life is like as Mrs. Tom Cruise.

She talks to Marie Clarie magazine about life with Tom, having more kids and her upbringing. Here are some highlights from the interview:

On what it’s like being Mrs. Tom Cruise: “It’s really exciting. Tom’s as big at home as he is on the movie screen. He’s so passionate about everything, whatever he’s doing. When he’s being a dad, he’s right there;he’s giving it his all. It’s inspiring and it’s fun. It’s an amazing life, but we always remind ourselves of how incredibly lucky we are.”

On having more children: “Maybe in a couple of years, but right now I want to make sure I’m really there for Suri. I’m the youngest in my family-my closest sister is 5 years older than me, and the next one is nine years ahead of me, so I was a bit of an only child, and I liked it! I liked having all of my mom’s attention, and sometimes I think I still do.”

On what part of her upbringing she hopes to pass along to Suri: “We travel a lot, and so for me, it’s keeping a daily schedule for Suri that never changes. We wake up, and we do the same thing. She does her chores. I think it’s very important. If she doesn’t get her chores done, I notice she’s not really herself. She has to make her bed, she has to take her dishes to the sink, she has to put her clothes in the laundry — you know, that basic stuff. I try to do what my mom did for me … just spending time with her, making doll clothes and planting in the garden … When Suri comes to the set, we have art projects, and I just try to keep her busy and inspired.”

On date nights with Tom: They usually screen a current movie in their Beverly Hills home, followed by "probably a two-hour discussion about what we thought." They also play a lot of Scrabble. Holmes, always the straight-A student, is a formidable opponent. "But Tom's really good at it," she admits. "It's all strategy. I think when I'm back in Toronto, I'm going to bring my dictionary and study."