Katie Holmes: “Suri is an amazing athlete, singer & dancer”


Katie Holmes is the cover girl for the August issue of InStyle, as I talked about yesterday. I didn’t have access to these interview excerpts, though – Katie talking about why Suri is rarely seen in a coat. That issue is kind of old – weren’t people talking about that constantly, like, two years ago? And then the “Why isn’t Suri wearing a coat?” issue faded away and the next issue was “Why is Suri wearing heels, like her daddy?” And then that issue faded and the newest issue is “Why does Katie insist on taking Suri out for midnight runs for fancy New York City c-ckblockers?” I’m still waiting for Katie to explain that one (I want her to spell it out, like she did for P-E-N-I-S Gummis), but in the meantime, I’ll listen to her explain the old coat issue, plus the Kate-bot muses about Suri’s future as an actress, and Suri’s take on fashion:

Speaking to InStyle magazine, Katie Holmes admits to being red-faced over the pictures of Suri not wearing a coat in winter.

‘Recently, Suri and I were taking a walk and a fight got started because it was cold outside and she didn’t want to wear her coat,’ she tells the magazine. ‘My philosophy is, well, fine, because after a block of walking you’re going to ask me for your coat. So the pictures of her [without a coat in cold weather] are sort of embarrassing, but I said, “Suri, I’ll take the hit. Just put it on when you get cold”.’

Katie also discusses Suri’s future in show business.

“I think she’s going to do a lot of different things. She’s an amazing athlete, singer, and dancer, and I think she’ll probably be an actress,” Katie says.

Also, Katie says: “I do not dress her. She dresses herself! Obviously, I buy her clothes, but she is the one who puts her outfits together. In fact, she helps me. If she likes something of mine, I know it’s good.”

She has revealed a lengthy list of other actresses she looks up to. ‘I love Renée [Zellweger], she can do no wrong in my eyes,’ she says. ‘I relate to every character she embodies, because she has no pretense. I also love Amy Adams. She’s so kind and talented, and whenever I watch her I think, “I want to be her friend” – I’ve seen Enchanted many times with my daughter. Meryl Streep, of course. And I love what Cate Blanchett brings to every movie she does.’

[From The Mail and Hollywood Life]

While I think that it would be nice to hear a story from Katie that ended with “…And so I realized that I was the adult in this situation, and I ordered Suri to do what I said with a simple ‘BECAUSE I’M YOUR MOTHER’,” I do understand Katie’s argument. My mother reminds me all the time that for a year, when I was a toddler, I refused to wear shoes. I was fine with socks. But I absolutely HATED shoes. My mom was all “meh” and yes, I grew out of it (although I still mostly just wear flip-flops, come to think of it). My point? Katie knows/hopes that Suri’s anti-coat stance shall pass.

As far as Suri being “amazing” at singing, dancing and athletics… hm. Don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt that Suri will end up a performer, but I think little Suri’s teenage years are going to be particularly rough on her parents, and we’ll see how “amazing” everything is when she’s 16.




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  1. brin says:

    I think it’s time for the Katebot to be recharged….she keeps getting stuck on “Suri is amazing…Tom is amazing…my life is amazing”.

  2. john thing says:

    I thought the big question was: why won’t Katie brush Suri’s hair?

  3. Addie says:

    Katie has no backbone.
    How do you not let your child know that YOU are boss and there is no arguing/negotiating with mom and dad?

    Dayum!!I’m not a parent and I know that.

    Also,is this woman gonna be known as Katie in her 50′s and 60′s too? Does she not like being called Kate or something?

  4. Vickyb says:

    That pic of her in the beach is scary – I think it might be a lot to do with the way she is standing, concave with her arms hanging down, but she looks eating disorder ill.

  5. You don't say says:

    I once said that I thought Suri was the parent and Katie the child. I guess she just proved my point. Sad really.

  6. tapioca says:


    I have a vague recollection that Tom Cruise once said he wanted her to be known as “Kate” because she was a grown-up wife and mother, but everyone ignored him, just like they did when “Kate” (ex-) Middleton requested people call her Catherine. Then again, “Johnny” has always worked pretty well for Mr. Depp and he’s nearly 50!

  7. anait says:

    “As far as Suri being “amazing” at singing, dancing and athletics… hm. Don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt that Suri will end up a performer, but I think little Suri’s teenage years are going to be particularly rough on her parents, and we’ll see how “amazing” everything is when she’s 16.”

    I completely agree. Parents always think that their children are “special” – a genius, a champion, a wonderful “something” – we should accept the reality: our children are simply children, only time can tell if they can excel in something. For me, I will be very happy to have healthy children and to see them become honest and accomplished persons. Then, who care if they are famous or not when they are fine?

  8. Toot says:

    @ Addie

    Well, Katie Couric still goes by Katie, so I don’t have a problem with her name.

    As for Suri being the way she is, I just chuck it up to her being a typical Aries. Good luck Katie and Tom.

  9. Amy says:

    I feel like I know a little girl like Suri. In fact, this little girl got in trouble at school for bullying other girls. Something tells me Suri is going to be the same way.

  10. Katie S. says:

    @Addie — There’s nothing wrong with being called Katie all your life; it’s not silly or childish like “Peaches” (God, that’ll be a fun one when she’s 60). I’m only 21, granted, but I’m named after my great-grandmother, who was called Katie her whole life. Both “Kate” and “Katie” are nicknames anyway, so it really just boils down to preference.

    On a side note, maybe she will switch to “Kate” soon, what with her recent Duchess-admiring?

  11. Suzie says:

    Suri needs a sibling soon. Sounds to me she is becoming like most only children: selfish, want their own way, don’t want to share. A brother or sister should put her right to an extent.

    I think it is obscene what Suri’s parents spend on her clothing. Also, at her age she must grow out of clothes in a matter of weeks. What do the Cruises do with those designer clothes then I wonder.

  12. Lisa Turtle says:

    Wow, it’s sad that Katie Holmes watches Enchanted and thinks “Amy Adams, I want to be your friend” – what a sad, sad cry for human connection. Think about it, if Katie really wanted to meet Amy couldn’t she do what every other celebrity does and call up their agent to schedule a meeting? Except that Amy is grounded, she has good people around her, someone is preventing that meeting – why? Because Scientology is scary and creepy and has turned KateBot into a virtual pariah. She has no friends. Kate & Suri are living in a golden cage and Tom Cruise is holding the keys.

  13. Patricia says:

    I think Katie knows suri will be her only real accomplishment in life, so she plays her to the hilt. I also think suri is her only true source of happiness, with the sham marriage and “career”. Raising a child is a great accomplishment so she should be proud and excited. But it is a little sad to hear Katie go on about her. That’s how it strikes me anyway.

  14. missy says:

    I don’t know why people spend so much time overanalyzing her parenting. She may not be perfect, but she clearly loves her child and is just doing the best she can. I wish she hadn’t even addressed the coat issue. It’s old news and not really any of our business. When there are million of children out there are starving, raped, abused, I don’t know why people spend so much time talking about Suri Cruise.

    @Suzi, so because Suri doesn’t like to wear coats, that means she’s selfish and doesn’t share. I’m not even saying that I agree with them letting Suri go out without a coat, but what does that have to do with being selfish? It really creeps me out people think they can infer so much about a child’s personality.

  15. missy says:

    @Lisa Turtle, I’ve seen photos of Katie chatting with Amy at parties, so they’ve met each other. I think she just meant that she thinks Amy has a likeable/charming screen presence, not that she actually wants to be BFF. Lol, people take everything so literally.

  16. Addie says:

    Oh, ok. I was not sure why she didn’t go by the name Kate after her Dawson’s Creek days.

    So she probably likes the name Katie and sticks to it.

    So does Tom really not like the name Katie? Does he call her Kate?

  17. Blue says:

    I can’t wait for the teenage years with this child. I mean she already gets away with everything and never gets told ‘no’

  18. maggiegrace says:

    I’m ashamed at how much I detest that child.

  19. Calli Pygian says:

    . “In fact, she helps me. If she likes something of mine, I know it’s good.”

    Okay, we all think our children are wonderful, but I sure as hell would never take the fashion advice of my four year old.

    Would someone please get this woman an “Improve Your Vocabulary in Thirty Days” kind of book? Please?

  20. Maja says:

    Every mom thinks her child is super-talented, why would Katie be any different? Nothing wrong with that.

  21. Lady D says:

    “most only children: selfish, want their own way, don’t want to share.”

    Not if you raise them right. I know plenty of only children and with 1 exception they are great kids who are becoming great adults. One child or 10, it all depends on the time, energy, and love you give them. Its too bad that is your only experience with them.

  22. Esmeralda says:

    I’ve never been a fan of women who brag extensively about their children. I have one of my own but my mother taught me that bragging about children is tacky (and boring to others.)

  23. EduBois says:

    Amazing is Katie-bot’s only adjective. The Scientologists need to get her up on their “tech” and make her study a thesaurus! She sounds very silly and inarticulate in these interviews. She needs to not ever refer to Cate Blanchett – can you imagine them ever having a conversation?!?

  24. Ellie says:

    It seems the only adjective Katie knows is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!How annoying.

  25. Esmeralda says:

    Can we surmise that Suri is spoiled? We know that she calls the shots on what she wears and whether or not she wears a coat in cold weather. And despite her age, she still seems to be carried everywhere.

    Here’s an interesting article about the situation. I don’t know about all of the allegations but some we know are true (the baby bottle, high heels, spending a fortune on her clothes:)


    Katie Holmes‘ marriage to Tom Cruise has reportedly hit a rough patch. According to In Touch the couple, who married in Italy in 2006, are living separate lives. And while their relationship is in trouble, they’re letting their daughter Suri do whatever she wants. “Suri definitely calls all the shots,” a friend of the couple tells the magazine.

    “Suri doesn’t have a set bedtime, and her parents treat her like an adult,” says the friend. Amazing — she’s only 4 years old but she’s allowed to stay up as late as she wants! HollyMoms, can you believe that Tom and Katie also let her wear and eat whatever she wants? They also let her wear makeup and high heels and reportedly spend $50,000 a month on clothes and toys! That’s absurd!

    Suri visits Katie on the set of her new film

    “She always gets her way,” confirms a source to the National Enquirer. It doesn’t matter if the little girl is in the privacy of her own home or on the set of one of her parents’ films; she’ll throw a fit anywhere. “She’s a champion tantrum thrower, and neither her mom and dad at home nor the cast and crew on Katie’s movie can deny her. She can be as sweet and charming as all get-out, but look out if she doesn’t get what she wants.”

    “She is allowed to voice her opinion about everything,” explains the friend to In Touch. Sounds like Hollywood has a new diva to deal with because while visiting Katie on the set of her latest film Jack And Jill she totally took charge. “She was soon demanding cookies from crew members – and if she wasn’t granted her request right away, she’d throw a fit,” the source says. “She knows how to mind her manners, but she’s learned that she can manipulate people a lot easier if she plays the pestering princess.”

    Her parents may be treating her like a pint-size adult, but Suri still has some very babyish behaviors — she’s still drinking from baby bottles! Personally, I think if she’s old enough to watch late-night TV, she’s ready to skip past sippy cups and onto real drinking glasses.

    According to the insider, Tom, 48, and Katie’s devotion to Scientology is the reason that Suri’s so spoiled. The religion encourages parents to let their children make decisions for themselves — including when to banish the bottle.

  26. Jazz says:

    There’s no way Suri was born on the same day in the same hospital as Brooke Shields daughter. Something in the barley water ain’t clean!

  27. ladybert62 says:

    Another Hollywood Monster Kid in the making – she is going to be quite a handful when she gets into her teens – it will not be pretty!

  28. MarenGermany says:

    @ esmeralda

    they will have one BAD awakening with her.

    It is so important to learn rules, boundaries and the meaning of the word “no” early on.

    Do they honestly think they are doing her any good?

    Katie needs a reality slap.

    I can see any nanny getting fired if they dont grant Suris every wish, and being fired by the Cruise probably makes you blacklisted in Hollywood.

    Sigh, like I said, this will be one bad awakening.

  29. munchies says:

    I’ve read a comment before that said: Suri looks like she already sold her soul to the devil.Her face is just so mean. Im still laughing with that line.

  30. RHONYC says:

    if she’s as ‘amazing’ as Katie’s ‘AMAZING-ABS’, that kid’s in trouble. ;-)

  31. RocketMerry says:

    No. But you what she is, Katie? A child.

  32. poopie says:

    katie actually said to suri : I’LL TAKE THE HIT…. WHAT ?
    and i agree with maggiegrace : i also just detest this kid. and can’t wait for those teen years! and we think the definition of bad is Linds? hahahhahaha

  33. it is ME! says:

    This is your brain on Scientology. Any questions?

    Every interview I read with Katie Holmes in it makes her sound even more boring than I thought she was before. I can’t read any more; I feel my IQ drop every time.

  34. Chrissy says:

    This is all I have to add about the coat issue. My kids both went through a stage where they didn’t want to wear a coat. Our son has sensory issues and he didn’t like anything tight on his arms. BUT it was cold outside. They were going to get cold and it wasn’t safe to be outside with a jacket. So, rather than force my kids to put one on, I made them take a coat with them. THEY were responsible for the coat, not me. THEY carried the coat, not me. And sure enough … they ended up wearing the coat. Were they controlling me? No. I’m still the parent, I know they needed the damn coat. So for Katie to allow Suri to go without a coat and then she can demand the coat from her parent/staff/whatever the moment she gets chilly … yeah, that’s a recipe for a spoiled brat. Sometimes kids need to learn their own way that hey … Mom says it’s cold outside and I need a jacket … maybe I should listen to her! They both grew out of the phase and now listen to me when I tell them to put on a coat!

    But honestly, who cares. As long as I never have to be in the same room with Suri, I couldn’t care less if she ends up being a difficult person to be around!! Katie and Tom should stop talking about her. All the “amazing” talk and how she helps her mother choose her outfits is just creepy.

  35. TG says:

    Yes it is boring to brag about your child endlessly. I do believe though that Katie gets asked these questions so that is what is printed. I will talk about my kids all day if you ask the questions. And you can grow up with a lot of brothers and sisters and be selfish too. I grew up with a ton of siblings and I don’t consider myself selfish, but I hate to share and I don’t work well with others. And @Esmeralda – you are right the reason Suri is that way is because her parents are raising her in the COS belief system which is treat the baby like an adult. Children need discipline and rules (the good kind not spanking or anything but being held accountable for their actions, etc.) I believe in the authoritative way of raising a child. My parents (read mom) was authoritarian, which, along with pasive permissive, is one of the worst kinds, IMO. I remember a good interview in USWeekly, I think, a few years back with Leah Remini and she had a monster child too and it was because of the same reason they let the child dictate to them and she is a scientologist also. I think Katie talks the way she does because she is not allowed to say or think anything so she comes off sounding like a broken record to everyone. She should be a politician they are good at talking endlessly and saying nothing.

  36. missy says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I can’t understand how adults can say such hateful things about a child they don’t know. I don’t know how Suri will turn out but I’d be willing to bet that she won’t be sitting behind a computer in 20 years trash-talking other people’s kids.

  37. Thea says:

    I do not understand why these people who have 40 zillion trillion dollars can not take a refresher course on public speaking. I mean how expensive would it be. I mean you buy shoes that are 40,000 so your child can grow out of them in an hour, but cant afford an education to increase your marketability. And then you roam around looking like a dark unfeeling abyss with only the capability to make 5 words or less answers at a time to the media? Is everyone in Hollywood this stupid? Wait. I answered my own question.

  38. the original bellaluna says:

    Uh-oh, she’s throwing out that “amazing” word again. Her brain must be freshly washed.

  39. Kelly says:

    She’s so full of it. This is when Suri took off her coat. Their was no fight. It was the day of the biggest blizzard in NYC. Half the city was shut down.

  40. Jaana says:

    The more adored they are in the press is the more neglected they are in real life.

  41. Ashley says:

    So much fuss is made about Katie and Tom’s ideology regarding parenting. Absent of abuse and neglect, we all have the right to raise our children as we see fit. The kid is obviously loved by both.

    My friends and I were au pairs for a while and believe me, I have definitely dealt with/seen worse kids and parents.

  42. mary simon says:

    How do we know Suri isn’t a nice little girl who happens to have some issues due to the strange existence she is living? She might not be that bad. I do think she is loved.

    On the coat thing – as long as it is not raining, why should anyone who is not cold wear a coat, even a kid? My niece and nephew would not wear winter coats as young kids, except in the most extreme weather, and sometimes, not even then; they were totally oblivious to the cold. Both of them are very healthy teens now, still nixing the coat thing, and neither of them ever gets colds or the flu.

  43. Kimbob says:

    I’m glad to read that others also have a problem w/people that OVERuse that word “AMAZING.” It seems that the same people that use that word also overuse the word “awesome.” Those two words seem to be the main descriptors of the 2000+ years.

    I guess Scientology likes to keep all their minions “uniform.” They make them all automatons. Scientology is truly terrifying.

  44. Kim says:

    Suri is what 5? no 5 year old is a genius at anything and nothing any 5 year old does dictates what they want to be in their future. As far as her thinking she will be an actress – well no duh. Not only will they push her in that direction but Tommy can buy her any role she wants so she “could” be an actress if she wants.

    I find her comment “ill take the hit” obnoxious. Every mother knows kids hate wearing jackets and fight them. Like we are all taking hits for our kids when they dont wear jacket and someone disapproves?? Such a stupid comment. I hope she didnt actually say these words to Suri =(

  45. Becky says:

    Wow-Suri is only 5 and already attracting so much vitriol! However people may feel about her parents, she’s a child. If she is spoiled, it’s not her fault. She’s not to blame for her parents’ odd scientology beliefs. I think it’s creepy that a 5 year old engenders so much dislike.

  46. Paula Berry says:

    Not sure if someone already mentioned it but Scientologist don’t believe in making decisions for their children. When she wants to wear her coat she will, when she wants to stop drinking from a bottle she will, when she wants to stop using a pacifier (at the age of 5!?) she will. Scientology is a crazy cultish fiction religion. Tom and Kate scare me!!! Btw love ur posts!!!

  47. Green Is Good says:

    It’s “amazing” that magazines still want to interview Katie Holmes. The cult she belongs to has robbed her of any IQ points she may have previously possessed.

  48. Jana says:

    Amazing athlete at five. LOL