Katie Holmes has been trying to live a normal life after she divorced Tom Cruise in 2001, but that hasn't stopped her from throwing shade at her daughter's superstar Scientologist dad.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 37-year-old actress was gushing over how daughter Suri helped Holmes try new things, such as directing her first film "All We Had."
Holmes said the bond she's built between her 10-year-old daughter was the reason she was able to really make the mother-daughter relationship come alive on the screen.
"She gets a special thanks for everything, for every job I do, because she makes every day great and awesome and better," Holmes told ET about the special call-out Suri gets at the end of the film.
"I know myself better because of her, so she'll always get a special thanks," added the former Dawson's Creek actress.
While Holmes has been Suri's full-time support, Tom has been missing huge chunks of the girl's life so far. At one point, Tom went as long as 1,000 days without seeing Suri — even totally missing her birthday in May.
Her no-show father sent Suri into a sobbing meltdown, even though Katie had thrown a huge party at Dave & Buster's with friends.
"Suri was miserable," a source told RadarOnline.com in May after the birthday mess. "All she wanted was time with her dad, but Tom didn't even send a present!"
Tom's ties to Scientology may have caused a wedge between his relationship with his daughter, and pulling ties from his family doesn't stop there — RadarOnline.com reported earlier this year that Tom even refuses to see his dying mom.
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