Katie Holmes talks to Parade Magazine about her family life, the Holidays and her new movie ‘Mad Money.’ She says she’s looking forward to spending the holidays cooking and skiing in Telluride, Colo., with Cruise, their baby daughter Suri, and both sides of the big family. She even say’s Tom’s older kids with Nicole Kidman call her mom, ouch!
“I will probably cook some garlic mashed potatoes and maybe a cheesecake,” she says. She adds that “Tom’s really good in the kitchen … [he] has shown me the greatness of extra chocolate chips.”
Even 20-month-old international jetsetter Suri will get in on the action by helping Mom make sugar cookies.
“Suri will be in the dough everywhere,” Holmes joked.
“Last year was Suri’s first Christmas. It was so spectacular to share the holidays with her,” It really meant the world to me. To be able to create a tradition for your children is one of the best gifts you can have.”
She said the family — who include Cruise’s kids with Nicole Kidman, Connor, 12, and Isabella, 14 — will likely go skiing.
She added that “[Tom’s] first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me ‘Mom.’”
Her one-year marriage to Cruise, she says, is another gift.
“Oh, we have so much fun,” she says. “Tom has introduced me to so many new experiences. I have done things I never thought I would do, like climbing mountains and flying in the P-51. That’s what is so inspiring about being with him – constant thrills and joy.”
“I appreciate the man that I’m with and my family and my work, I feel very lucky to be able to say that. I mean, what we do in a week is extraordinary.”
After taking a two-year hiatus from her acting career, Holmes stars in the upcoming film Mad Money with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. She says the three of them had a blast: “We got our morning female talk in the trailer every day.”