Katie Holmes struck some sexy poses for Allure magazine recently, but there were also some genuine revelations sprinkled among the sultry shots as well.

In the accompanying interview, Holmes talked about the trials of 2012 – both in her personal life and globally. The star is hoping to leave the complicated divorce with Tom Cruise behind her and focus on being a devoted mother to daughter Suri. She might also consider a career change, after her disappointing return to acting in the Broadway show Dead Accounts: "I was open to—well, to whoever wanted me," she explains of taking on the role. "But it was always my goal to make it back to the stage."

However, after the play closed seven weeks earlier than expected, it appears Katie wouldn’t mind exploring some other opportunities. "Well, my brother and father are attorneys, and—we'll see. I like the practical thinking of attorneys." Well, the courtroom certainly calls for some acting experience, at least if Chicago is to be believed.

Katie Holmes, NY Observer Anniversary Party
The newly single mom might also be open to having more kids someday. 

So, the future is wide open for the newly single Holmes. Whatever comes next, though, the actress hoped it would come with a healthy serving of, as cheesy as it sounds, peace – for her as well as the world: "I hope this is a peaceful year for a lot of people in the world. When you look back on the last year, there were a lot of tragedies—Hurricane Sandy, the Connecticut shooting. I…I just hope it's a good year for everyone."

Words of wisdom, if ever we’ve heard any.