Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is photographed during WWD and Variety's Stylemakers event at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, Nov. 19, 2015. Getty Images

Katie Holmes has no regrets about leaving her life as a Scientologist behind to start anew with daughter Suri Cruise. The actress is speaking out three years after she and Tom Cruise divorced, revealing that she wouldn't change a single thing about her past.

Speaking to Ocean Drive, Holmes, 36, the publication's December cover girl, said she makes no apologies for anything she has done in her life. The "Batman Begins" star said she has "learned from everything" and wouldn't be where she is today had she not had some of her experiences. Holmes added that her new life is "very normal" despite working in a business that is anything but.

"I don't regret anything I've done. I've learned from everything, and everything sort of leads you to the next place. I just keep going," she said. "I have a very normal life, and I happen to work in an industry that is abnormal. Daily life, I take a train and cab; it's just about getting from here to there, and I don't care how I do it. I have to get there."

Since cutting ties with the Church of Scientology and Cruise, a prominent Scientologist, in 2012, Holmes has steered away from speaking negatively about the religious organization. Even as rumors swirled about her behavior while a member, fueled by stories told by fellow former Scientologist Leah Remini, Holmes has kept quiet. After Remini, 45, who rose to fame as the star of "King of Queens," spoke with "20/20" about her experiences with the church and Holmes and Cruise, 53, the former "Dawson's Creek" star apologized to Remini for "having upset" her in the past and wished her well.

Holmes and Cruise were married for five years before divorcing in August 2012. They share a 9-year-old daughter, Suri.