Armed with a fresh perspective, Katie Holmes is ready to candidly talk about motherhood, fame, and growth. The actress, who recently celebrated her 40th birthday, sat down with Elle Magazine for an intimate interview. She comments on having her daughter, Suri, Cruise at 27 years old, and how it felt like “(they) kind of grew up together.”

While Holmes didn’t go into too much detail regarding her relationship with her daughter, she does discuss the worry she felt as a mother, especially her fear of Suri getting involved with bad influences. Suri, who Holmes had with actor Tom Cruise, is now 13 years old.

When asked how she feels about being 40, the actress conveyed a positive outlook, saying “I’m still doing everything I’ve always done. I feel happy with where my career is and I’m excited for the project that I have coming up…”