Katie Holmes: Suri won’t let me leave unless she approves of my clothes

Katie Holmes cheerfully leaves the David Letterman show in NYC, NY on September 7, 2010 in a classic, retro inspired leopard print jacket. Fame Pictures, Inc

Yesterday, we got to see some new photos of a relatively lift-less Tom Cruise and a heel-wearing Katie Holmes out and about in New York City. I put the photos up because Tom and Katie haven’t been making many public outings lately – especially public outings together, so it was a special occasion. In my mind, I thought cynically, “Gee, I wonder why we’re getting these photos? They aren’t promoting anything.” Turns out, I have a great reason to be cynical: they are promoting something. Well, Katie is. She’s promoting The Romantics, that Big Chill/St. Elmo’s Fire-looking pretty white people who knew each other in college come together for a angst-ridden reunion romantic dramedy. It comes out this Friday. As such, Katie did a pretaped interview for Regis & Kelly, large chunks of the interview have already come out. My favorite is the quote about Suri not letting her mother out of the house without ordering her mom to wear certain things.

When Katie sat down, Regis Philbin pulled out the New York Magazine with her on the cover. Katie has been working hard playing the role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the upcoming film The Kennedys, and according to Kelly, she’s got the fashion to back it up! The actress has a new fashion company, Holmes & Yang, which she says has been carried at Barneys and Maxfield in L.A.

“It’s been really fun and it’s been really fun to play Jackie,” Katie said of her film, which is shooting in Toronto. “She’s such an amazing woman and such an amazing artist. She’s incredible.”

What surprised Katie the most about Jackie was “how much she actually did for the arts and for our country.”

And of course, fashion. But, Katie says she gets her fashion inspiration from her 4-year-old daughter.

“Suri is very helpful. I go to her and I say, ‘What shoes?’ She picks them out. One time, actually many times, I’ll be getting ready for an event or something and I’ll say, ‘Suri what do you think?’ And she’ll say (Katie points) ‘Definitely those. Those,’” Katie explained. “And she won’t let me leave unless I’m wearing what she wants me to wear. She’s got great taste. And I want to make her happy.”

While Katie and Suri perfect their fashion style, Tom is perfection in Mission Impossible style for the upcoming MI-4.

“He’s always in great shape and he’s doing a lot of cool stunts,” Katie said of her husband, but she’s not sure if she would ever star as a “damsel in distress” in one of his films.

“That never occurred to you right?” Regis asked. “You don’t need him anymore.”

“That’s not true!” Katie said. “No, no, that’s not true. I always get so excited to see what they’re going to do. He’s going to be doing some really big stuff in this one, so it’s like ‘What stunt are you doing?’”

And Katie said she will go on the MI-4 locations to Prague and Dubai. But for right now, Katie is focused her film The Romantics, which hits theaters Friday!

“It’s a great cast,” Katie said. But the plot — maintaining a relationship with your ex — was a concept that confused Kelly.

“Concept,” Katie stated, but she did agree it would be weird to invite your ex to your wedding and said, “Yeah, yeah, perhaps, I think.”

[From OK! Magazine]

You know it’s bad when you sound like a robot in print. I can just imagine Katie with her bright, glazed robot eyes saying stuff like “I always get so excited to see what they’re going to do. He’s going to be doing some really big stuff in this one, so it’s like ‘What stunt are you doing?’” in her peculiar little monotone. Had enough? Of course not. Katie also did a press conference on Tuesday for The Romantics, and she said: “My husband has red roses for me everywhere I go and whenever we travel.” Ugh. I mean… yes, that’s sweet. But in my mind, Tom Cruise probably sends red roses to everyone, including Zac Efron. One more robot gem: “Being a mother is so dreamy.” Thank you, Katie.

Here are some pics of Katie & Tom at The Romantics premiere last night… her outfit is unfortunate. Suri does not approve.

Sept. 7, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Actress KATIE HOLMES and actor TOM CRUISE attend the New York premiere of 'The Romantics' held AMC Loews 19th Street Theater. © Red Carpet Pictures

Sept. 7, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Actress KATIE HOLMES and actor TOM CRUISE attend the New York premiere of 'The Romantics' held AMC Loews 19th Street Theater. © Red Carpet Pictures

Sept. 7, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Actress KATIE HOLMES and actor TOM CRUISE attend the New York premiere of 'The Romantics' held AMC Loews 19th Street Theater. © Red Carpet Pictures

Here are some pics of Tom playing with Suri in Central Park. These photos warm my heart facsimile.

44538, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday September 7, 2010. Tom Cruise takes his adorable daughter Suri to Central Park along with his older adopted children Connor and Isabella. The actor, 48, is seen playfully throwing Suri into the air and later leaving in the family's SUV. Photograph:  Wagner Az, PacificCoastNews.com

44538, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday September 7, 2010. Tom Cruise takes his adorable daughter Suri to Central Park along with his older adopted children Connor and Isabella. The actor, 48, is seen playfully throwing Suri into the air and later leaving in the family's SUV. Photograph:  Wagner Az, PacificCoastNews.com

44538, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday September 7, 2010. Tom Cruise takes his adorable daughter Suri to Central Park along with his older adopted children Connor and Isabella. The actor, 48, is seen playfully throwing Suri into the air and later leaving in the family's SUV. Photograph:  Wagner Az, PacificCoastNews.com

44538, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday September 7, 2010. Tom Cruise takes his adorable daughter Suri to Central Park along with his older adopted children Connor and Isabella. The actor, 48, is seen playfully throwing Suri into the air and later leaving in the family's SUV. Photograph:  Wagner Az, PacificCoastNews.com

 

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  1. ziggy says:

    i hope she’s just kidding about letting a child have the final word on her outfit…hmm! may explain why she always looks so sloppy.

  2. JY says:

    the smug face. what’s wrong with her? why can’t she just smile?

  3. lucy2 says:

    I believe it. She always looks like a 4 year old dressed her.

  4. Kaboom says:

    I guess they have spawned the next Anna Wintour.

  5. dorothy says:

    Wow, and here I thought Katie was all grown up and could make her own decisions. Turns out the kids rules the house. Cute, but don’t you know she’s probably a total brat with no social skills because she hasn’t been allowed to interact with kids her own age.

  6. whitedaisy says:

    There will be a compelling “Daddy Dearest, Vacant Mommy” novel coming out in about 15 years if Isabella doesn’t beat her to it.

  7. Vanessa says:

    @lucy 2 – HAHA so true!

    So, it’s SURI’s fashion sense that SUCKS? haha

    @dorothy, I 100% agree. It isnt healthy to give kids too much power, they actually feel more secure knowing BOUNDARIES.

  8. oxa says:

    “And she won’t let me leave unless I’m wearing what she wants me to wear. She’s got great taste. And I want to make her happy.”
    Allowing a 4 yr old to dictate to the parents is a big mistake.

  9. Isabel says:

    I feel like this story has been a “story” for months. She’s just so creepy. Sometimes I watch Dawson’s Creek and feel compelled to jump through the screen and save her from her future. PACEY 4EVA!

  10. P.J. says:

    What a joy of a child Suri must be, bossing her mother around! And her mother is so insecure she welcomes the advice. How sad.

  11. jen says:

    She looks like she pops Xanax like Pez.

  12. aenflex says:

    I daresay with all this control at such a young age, lil Suri is gonna be a twit when she matures, a spolied, self-absorbed little twit. And’s that’s too bad, I don’t think that’s what the real/old Katie would have wanted for her child.
    When will Katie stop carrying this girl around like a baby monkey? When? WTF?

  13. Leticia says:

    I wish that Suri would start telling Mommy that she looks much better in pants than dresses.

  14. Cam says:

    In a few years Suri will be picking the movies she should be in. Oh no, wait… maybe she’s already doing it. Whatever, KIDZ RULE!

  15. a says:

    good way to raise a self-important control freak. it’s not healthy at all.

  16. photo jojo says:

    Katie – your child has too much power in your home. I have a feeling in 20 years we’ll be hearing about Suri’s dramatic fall from grace once life kicks her down once or twice and she realizes the world doesn’t revolve around her.

  17. Jen says:

    If that’s true, that little rugrat spawn of hers has absolutely no taste in clothes. OR, it’s the only way she can combat her lunatic parents and Scientology upbringing.

  18. citysuede says:

    what is going on with those shoes?? black tights and nude shoes?? even suri knows not to do that!

  19. freckles says:

    WOW. If you can’t even stand up to your 4-year-old child, you are truly spineless.

  20. Moreaces says:

    I shall do what my Mom and grandmother always said, and simply say nothing on this one. Cause I could certainly say a mouth full

  21. dingle says:

    god she is annoying. sounds like they indulge Suri’s every whim. ugh.

  22. nat says:

    Strange family, spoiled girl, WACKO husband!!!

  23. Hmmm says:

    This is just plain creepy. And clowns have better taste.

    Suri looks like an unkempt feral child.

  24. California Surfer says:

    It looks like Tom has a pancake butt like Hamms Gf!

  25. Just a Poster says:

    How come Suri doesn’t dress Tom? He is the one that could use some “help” now ;)

    Hopefully she is joking about it and it is more like a cheeky monkey thing.

    I don’t know… I am more like the “oh you don’t want to go? Oh I see.. get your buns in the car” type of Mom, so I am totally clueless about this.

  26. Fishlips says:

    @ Kaboom: Good one! *laughing*

  27. TaylorB says:

    Seems like Katie likes to be controlled by itty bitty wee people like Suri… and Tom.

  28. christie says:

    Sometimes, and I know it’s wrong and I have no excuse, I imagine Suri as that little boy in the Twilight Zone movie who has horrible magic powers and controls everyone around him, doing monstrous things to people, like making people pretend to be his family and do his bidding, and when they make him angry he takes away their mouths or throws them into an actual video game where they get hunted down and killed. It’s a good metaphor on spoiled children, and what they become if you don’t teach them respect and discipline. I feel for both the parents but mostly the kids in these situations, and I know it’s hard to know when you’re spoiling your kids sometimes, and it’s harder to stop spoiling them. Hopefully these two will grow some balls and lay down the law. It’s tough, but spoiling is reversible.

  29. Katija says:

    @ Isabel

    That’s how I feel when I watch early Britney Spears videos.

  30. hellen says:

    “amazing” “amazing” “really fun” “really fun” “cool” “so excited” “really big stuff”….How old is this woman?!

    She looks horrendous, and exactly like a 4 year old dressed her. In the dark.

  31. benny says:

    I don’t buy it. What kind of adult lets a 4-year old tell them how to dress? Either Katie is mentally challenged, or she’s lying. Ok, it’s obvious that she’s a little slow, but I don’t think she’s actually mentally challenged.

    This “my 4-year old dresses me” is the perfect lie to accomplish two things: (1) If Katie looks good, she can use the lie to make the world believe Suri is some kind of child prodigy. Judging by the way other scientologists manipulate their kids’ careers to make them appear so very special and talented (cough -Will Smith – cough), I really think this is the primary reason. And (2), if Katie doesn’t look good (by her own lousy choice), she can pass it off as the preference of a cute 4-year-old, who is immune from criticism by virtue of her age.

    What a great lie! It totally works, either way.

  32. original kate says:

    what katie says: “suri picks out my clothes.”

    what katie means: “tom picks out my clothes, with the help of xenu.”

  33. bondbabe says:

    I have a question. Does their religion not allow young girls with long hair to have a ponytail or up-do’s of any type? I think I’ve seen Suri with a headband but never in a ponytail.

    It always seems like her hair is in her face–and that bugs me for some reason. I don’t mind the long hair on her, but it’s got to be a pain to have it in your face all the time.

  34. Sassy says:

    Jesus. I can’t get past the black tights with the beige shoes. Horrid.

  35. Camille says:

    Tom is looking his age and looks like crap. Katie’s face and hair look pretty, but the rest is awful. She should stop taking a 4 year olds advice.

  36. Nic says:

    He shouldn’t be allowed around children.

  37. Rosanna says:

    Suri is by far more talented than her sloppy mom when it comes to fashion. I actually love how they are allowing this child to be who she is without stifling her the way so many parents would do… I love this child because she is so determined to be herself, full of talented and bossy. Not the quintessential “pink girl” like so many women out there are.

  38. aury says:

    those last few photos of her just look off, in my opinion. plus, she looks like she’s gained some weight. :/

  39. judy says:

    That kids hair is always messy and dirty looking and needing a trim . SHe is no fashion icon and neither is her mother. Why they try to make this kid sound like fashionista and genius is beyond me. Half the time the kid can’t walk , they never put a coat on her and they seem to let her run rampant. Good luck when she hits the teens.