NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes says daughter Suri Cruise is an important source of inspiration.
The 36-year-old actress opened up about the 9-year-old and her life as a single mom in an interview for the December issue of Ocean Drive. Holmes is parent to Suri with ex-husband and actor Tom Cruise, whom she divorced in 2012.
"It changes you completely in such amazing ways, and I think that you become who you were meant to be," the star said of motherhood. "Being a parent also is a source of inspiration to just work really hard. You want to set an example -- and, you know, [your kids] are what drives you."
Holmes and Cruise welcomed Suri in April 2006, and married in November of that year. The couple's high-profile romance and split, along with Cruise's ties to Scientology, continue to fuel headlines years later, but Holmes told the magazine she has no regrets.
"I don't really regret anything that I've done," she revealed. "I've learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going."
Holmes will next star with Luke Kirby in the drama Touched with Fire, which opens Feb. 12, 2016. The actress discussed the film, which follows the romance between two bipolar poets in a psychiatric hospital, with Yahoo! Movies this month.
"I came to understand the pain that is involved with [bipolar disorder]," she told the website. "There are things that are pure entertainment, and there are things that mean something to me. Touched with Fire -- this really means a lot to me. I'm really proud of this."