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Katie Holmes was nervous young mum


Katie Holmes says she was nervous as a mother at first

Katie Holmes says she was nervous as a mother at first

Katie Holmes says she was nervous as a mother at first

Katie Holmes has revealed she found it impossible to go back to work straight away after having daughter Suri because she was such a nervous mum.

The Giver star's daughter is now eight years old and Katie has a stack of films lined up for release, but she said it took her a while to return to work after giving birth.

She told Du Jour magazine: "I totally admire women who go back to work six weeks after giving birth, but when she was little, I was not ready. I was a very nervous mother - like, sleeping next to her crib - and I was in that mode for a long time."

The Batman Begins actress also explained she'd had a dry spell of work after splitting from husband Tom Cruise.

She said: "It's the life of an actor. We don't really have a lot of choice in the matter. You have dry spells, and then you have times when there is a lot of opportunity."

Katie continued of her career: "It's been an interesting journey. Even when I was young, I was like, 'I hope I'm taking all of this in.' But I don't know how you ever measure that, and I've always been kind of calm about it. I just want to be inspired."

Admitting to being nervous at work, too, she said: "I think I've gotten more comfortable with acting over time. Early on, I could never get out of my head. I'd be thinking, 'I have to get the job.' And even when I had the job, I was afraid that I was going to get fired, or I just had the mentality of, 'I need to be good enough.'

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"But the more projects you do, the older you get, the more life experience you get, you start to understand storytelling better. So you're a little bit more confident going in. You're not afraid of getting fired: You just want to contribute."

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