London: Katie Holmes says she discovered her inner strength after becoming mother.
The 32-year-old has a five-year-old daughter, Suri, with husband Tom Cruise.
"I think a tremendous amount of strength is revealed when you become a parent that you didn`t know you had, and a tremendous burst of love that you didn`t know you were capable of feeling and giving. Both of those things are a surprise and they`re the best," femalefirst.co.uk quoted the 32-year-old as saying.
She also believes that being a mother has made her more insightful.
"Any child in peril means something different to me. Now I`m a mother. You go on alert and you know the sound of your own child`s voice and cry immediately. Being a mother only gave me more insight," Holmes said.