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Katie Holmes Give Us More On Her Second Act — Growing Confident With Age, & Why She Doesn't Like The Internet

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Katie Holmes is always such a class act.

As More magazine's February cover girl, the 37-year-old poses nearly makeup-free as she opens up about reinventing herself and her upcoming projects.

When it comes to how the brunette beauty has transformed since her days on Dawson's Creek nearly 20 years ago, Suri Cruise's mom says she feels more confident than ever:

"I feel more creative. I feel ready. I had no life experience [back then]. I felt, 'I don't have anything to bring. I don't know what it's like to be, say, really angry. I'm doing the best I can.' But with age I've gained confidence. I understand the kind of stories I want to tell. I have more experience in the business. I feel more certain."

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Just because Tom Cruise's ex is older, doesn't mean she's ready to stop learning and taking risks:

"I like to be around people who make me learn something. I gravitate toward people who are doing things I don't know how to do. [Being intimidated] is a waste of time. Just ask if you don't know something. Ask. You're probably going to make a mistake. Get over it … Some problems are never going to be solved. So dance them off, and you'll feel better."

Miz Holmes not only acts but also directs in her upcoming flick All We Had — which was definitely a growing experience for the actress:

"[It] was like a marathon, but I didn't have time to second-guess myself. And it wasn't going to do anyone any good if I did. I stay calm. 'Oh, we only have one camera today? I thought we had two. OK, adjust.' It's similar to, 'We have no food at home, and you have to eat something soon. I have crackers in the bottom of my purse—that'll buy me 20 minutes.' Ha! You keep going, no matter what.'"

The Batman Begins star surely stays busy!

She also has another film Touched With Fire hitting theaters in February in which her character is bipolar. Of her experience, the Toledo native shares:

"I gained a greater empathy for people who are struggling with mental illness. Before the movie, I'd hear something about it and think, 'Wow. But that's over there.' Unfortunately, we're quick to judge, especially in this day of social media and the Internet—which I think is an ugly-maker. Everybody looks ugly when they're on the Internet. But I wouldn't want to live a flat life, with no pain."

As far as reinvention goes, Katie offers these wise words of advice:

"You've got to keep going. In every part of your life. Focus on the positive. Stay creative. Go to things that interest you. Do work that's fulfilling. Challenge yourself. What's amazing about the human spirit, there are so many people doing inspiring things. If you focus on that, it makes your life richer."

LOVES it (minus hating the Internet part)!!!

We can't wait to see what else this hard working momma has in store for the future!

[Image via Jan Welters/More Magazine.]

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