Katie Holmes is still bummed about Hillary Clinton’s loss and what it means for her daughter with Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise.
The former “Dawson’s Creek” star powwowed with Jenna Bush Hager on the “Today” host’s SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, where she revealed she’s not quite over the election results.
“I thought Hillary was going to win this year, and it was such a … it just hurt so badly when she didn’t,” Holmes said. “And I know that it hurt my child so much as a 10 year old, and it really made me think, ‘Oh we have a lot … a long way to go as women.'”
The election came up after Bush Hager asked Holmes what she hoped her daughter’s future would be like.
“We have to raise our girls to be very strong, not just for themselves, but to open the doors for other people,” she explained. “Because as hard as we think we have it, there’s so many women in the world that have it so much harder, and we really need to be strong and help them. And help each other so that strength is No. 1.”
The interview then took a turn as Bush Hager was put in the hot seat as the two discussed Katie’s 2004 rom-com “First Daughter.” Holmes wondered if GW’s daughter had a similar experience as her character’s in the White House.
Bush Hager laughed and said no, then asked if she remembered reaching out to her in preparation for the role.
“You may not remember this, it’s been a long time, but did you know that you called me to ask if you could speak to me to research for that role?” the former First Daughter said. “And I was in Austin, Texas. She was at, like frat parties, so it was sort of stereotyping, I think, what I was going through. But you called me and I am such a fan of yours, but I loved Dawson’s Creek. Dawson’s Creek – we had posters.”
“It was the era of Dawson’s Creek,” she continued. “And I was in college and we were watching, and then I was with my girlfriends and I get a message from Katie Holmes. And I’m like, who is this person pranking me? Who can this be? And I just knew that you didn’t want to stay in my dorm room in Austin, Texas, so we never made that happen.”
Listen to the whole interview above.