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Katie Holmes On 'The Kennedys,' Suri's X-Rated Gummies

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KATIE HOLMES

Katie Holmes is out in full force to promote her controversial new miniseries, "The Kennedys," and well, clear the air about a recent candy mishap.

Holmes stars as Jackie Kennedy in the Joel Surnow-produced eight part miniseries about America's most famous political family. Airing on ReelzChannel after being dropped by The History Channel, it has received mostly negative reviews thus far.

While critics say the show unfairly portrays the family in a harsh light, Holmes told Entertainment Weekly that she gained a stronger admiration for her character.

"I had my idea of this lady, but I didn't realize the extent of what she did for our country and her influence on foreign policy, how she brought such elegance to the White House," Holmes said. "Her manners were impeccable. She created the idea of Camelot. She was so very wise. You never really know, playing a real character like that. The challenge was honoring her and also making it my own."

Meanwhile, she's also dealing with a far sillier media outcry: her four year old daughter's choice of gummi snacks. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in an episode of her show set to air Friday, Holmes explained the situation behind the photos snapped of Suri with some X-rated candy.

"Recently, I took her to get ice cream in New York at this place called Serendipity that we go to all the time," she said. "It's for kids. The clientele is children. We go in and we are waiting for a table and she grabs some gummies that are boy part gummies. I was horrified.

"They are called p-e-n-i-s gummies and they look like it," Holmes continued. "She was holding the box and I was like ok, wow we don't need that right now. Because I thought if I said put that back and then she's going to say, what is this? And I really didn't want to have that conversation. I was like, why are selling these here? This is for kids. And then it was on the cover of a magazine that I'm giving her those gummies."

Needless to say, Holmes quickly put them back on the shelf.

For more on Holmes and "The Kennedys," click over to EW.

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