Katie Holmes in ELLE UK: I Don’t Think The Word Feminism Is Problematic

Posted Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:10 AM GMT

Bringing her natural beauty to another spread, Katie Holmes graced the cover of ELLE UK magazine's April 2014 issue.

The 35-year-old actress looked absolutely stunning for the Thomas Whiteside-shot spread while opening up about everything from her views about women empowerment to her successful series "Dawson's Creek."

Highlights from Miss Holmes' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit ELLE UK!

On Suri Cruise:
“I think the basics are very important. The number one thing is making sure my child feels loved, and good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated.”

On feminism:
“I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realize what is most important. That being said, I have three older sister and one older brother and I went to an all-girls school, and have always been a fan of women. I support women and all experience give you more insight into others, as well as yourself. I identify with women. I identify with people who work really hard. I identify with women. I identify with people who work really hard. I think… I love strong women and I love strong men and I love being inspired by people who fight for what they believe and work hard and are creative. And have integrity. I don’t think [the word feminism] is problematic.”

On her mother's beauty advice:
“I was pretty lucky… I’m the youngest of five with three older sisters, so when I was a little girl, I spent a lot of the time in the bathroom just watching them. I was just intrigued by make-up and my mom was very frank with us and said, ‘There are natural beauties in the world, but make-up enhances.’”

On "Dawson's Creek":
“The world has changed so much since then. Social media, and what people are watching. But I think innocence was one of the draws of the show. It was these kids going through first love and heartbreak and growing up and friendships changing. So I’m glad that the innocence still holds up.”

Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside for ELLE UK