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Katie Holmes gave interview one day before split

Katie Holmes visit the Central Park Zoo in New York on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/ Donald Traill)
Donald Traill
Katie Holmes visit the Central Park Zoo in New York on July 11, 2012.

(CBS News) Talk about timing - a California lifestyle magazine landed an interview with Katie Holmes that took place just before her split from husband Tom Cruise.

The actress, 33, posed for the cover of C magazine's September issue just seven days before filing for divorce, and sat down for an interview with the publication the day before the split was announced, WWD reports.

Pictures: Katie Holmes
Pictures: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

"There's really no way we could have known - she was in such great spirits," C editor Jenny Murray told "Entertainment Tonight."

In the interview, Holmes said, "I'm ready to take on some more challenging roles. I feel like I worked so much at such a young age that I really wanted to have life experiences. I feel more balanced and that I have more to bring to the table."

C senior editor Kelsey McKinnion, who met with Holmes for the interview, told WWD, "Going back over the tapes, there were signs: Holmes was certainly very aware of herself, laying a couple cards on the table but never showing her whole hand."

"Most noticeably, the one name decisively absent from her lexicon: Tom Cruise. She never actually refers to him by name over pages and pages of transcription," McKinnion added.

According to WWD, when asked if having daughter Suri, now 6, brought the couple closer together, Holmes replied, "I don't know. I mean...I don't know. People have been having babies a long time."

Cruise and Holmes announced earlier this month that they had reached a divorce settlement. Last week, it was revealed that Holmes will return to Broadway this fall in the play "Dead Accounts."