14/08/2014 12:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Katie Holmes Is Pretty In Prada Coat For Elle's April Cover

Katie Holmes is the cover star of Elle magazine's April issue. The Hollywood beauty was photographed by Thomas Whiteside for a shoot that sees her looking fresh-faced and fabulous in an embellished blue Prada coat.

In her interview with the magazine, Holmes talks her Dawson's Creek days, motherhood, makeup and her beautiful Holmes & Yang line.

Of her role as Joey Potter, Holmes says: "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."

The 35-year-old actress also recalls how her mother influenced her love of makeup, being a single parent (can you actually believe Suri is eight this year!) and family.

"I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us realise what is most important.

"That being said, I have three older sisters 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 experiences give you more insight into others, as well as yourself."

Read the interview in full in the April issue of Elle, available on newsstands now.

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