Topless Katie Holmes Poses for Glamour August 2014 Cover

Posted Tuesday July 8, 2014 10:35 AM GMT

Before she was an actress, Katie Holmes tried her hand at modeling (she was told she was too short) and based on her Glamour cover, she would have done just fine!

In her interview (conducted by guy pal/uber-designer Zac Posen), the “Dawson’s Creek” darling discusses the ups and downs of being a working mom.

On working with Meryl Streep on The Giver:
“Being in a movie with Meryl Streep was a huge dream come true. When the cameras rolled, she was spot-on and such a pro. It was just a thrill to walk on set with her.”

On whether she is dating:
“I am really focused on motherhood and work right now.”

On how being a mother has changed her life:
“I’ve seen Frozen a lot. But the biggest change? I think you don’t know—I didn’t know how much love I had in me. It’s overwhelming. Every day I discover more about this spectacular human being I get to be the mother of.”

On her personal style:
“I do like to buy my own clothes because I like to support designers. I know the work that goes into it. I have a tightly edited closet. I like what I like. And I repeat a lot. But I’m always comfortable in jeans—I feel like I can really do anything when I’m in them.”

On her family:
“[M]y family has been so crucial to my outlook on life. I started acting at 17 and had success at an early age, where all of a sudden people knew who I was. But my parents always treated me the exact same way at home and reminded me of gratitude. And that’s been a grounding force.”

Photo Credit: Glamour

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