Katie Holmes on Tom Cruise Divorce: "There Are a Lot of People With Much Bigger Problems"

Celebrity News Sep. 6, 2012 AT 12:00PM
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. Credit: Mark Sullivan/WireImage.com

Though her high-profile divorce from Tom Cruise continues to make headlines, Katie Holmes has other matters to worry about.

Speaking to Women's Wear Daily September 6, the single 33-year-old briefly mentioned her recent split from Cruise, 50, her husband of nearly six years. "I have a lot of feelings about the press," Holmes said with a smile. "There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective."

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Holmes, who was recently named the first celebrity spokeswoman for Bobbi Brown cosmetics, was less forthcoming when asked where in the Big Apple her 6-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, will attend school this fall. "They'll find out in due time," the New York-based actress says. (The famous tot has been linked to both the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Avenues.)

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As the Romantics actress prepares to show her first collection at New York Fashion Week, the Holmes & Yang designer is also gearing up for her Broadway return in Dead Accountants, debuting November 29.

Katie Holmes speaks onstage during the 9th Annual Style Awards on September 5, 2012 in New York City.
Katie Holmes speaks onstage during the 9th Annual Style Awards on September 5, 2012 in New York City.
Credit: Mike Coppola/Style/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

"It's a medium I really enjoy," said the TV and movie star, who appeared onstage in All My Sons in 2008. "I'm a schedule person. I like to have a routine. You're also very in touch with your audience -- they're very much a part of the show, which is obviously something you don't have in film. You get to know people in a different way. The matinee audience is obviously very different from the Saturday night audience. You learn about material -- you really start to understand what works and what doesn't. I think both film and stage are so challenging, but in different ways. With film, yeah, you have another take, but a lot of the time you're losing the light, so you better nail it on that take. I haven't found any part of acting to be easy."

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When she's not working, Holmes is doing her best to provide Suri with a normal childhood. "I spray-paint shoe racks, because, why not?" the crafty star explained. "[Sometimes] I think, 'Oh, I'm a great mom' -- and then it doesn't really pan out the way I think it's going to. But the intention's there. I've always painted and done crafts at home -- I have to stay creative in every aspect [of my life]. My sister teaches art, and she gives me a lot of ideas."

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As she adjusts to life as a single woman, Holmes tells WWD she's attempting to do something new every day, without "being afraid to fail."

"Who cares? At least you tried," the former Dawson's Creek star reasoned. "It's usually the people who haven't tried who are the naysayers."

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