Katie Holmes' listening lessons
Katie Holmes learned to listen after inadvertently agreeing to go rock climbing as she hadn't been paying attention to what was being said
Katie Holmes learned to listen after inadvertently agreeing to go rock climbing.
The actress and husband Tom Cruise had been planning a break in Colorado, but because she was distracted before a pre-holiday meeting, she didn't realise how strenuous the trip would be until they arrived.
She said: "One time we planned to do a lot of hiking in Colorado and we had a meeting before the first day.
"I was on my BlackBerry and I wasn't paying attention. All I knew was that it was going to be a long hike.
"So the next morning, we go and all of a sudden our guys pull out some harnesses. And I was like, 'What do you mean? Are we going to go up the side of a mountain, really climbing?'
"So my husband went in front of me because a harness does not look good on anybody. From then on, I have paid more attention in meetings."
While she enjoys outdoor pursuits with her husband, Katie - who has a five-year-old daughter, Suri, with Tom - loves a quiet home life.
She told Britain's Hello! magazine: "These days, when I have down time I like to be with my family and do mom things like baking cupcakes - I'm a good baker."