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Katie Holmes transforms into Jacqueline Kennedy
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Katie Holmes takes on the role of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the History Channel‘s first ever docudrama, The Kennedys, which premieres September 19-22 at 9 PM.
“I worked as hard as I could because I loved her,” said Katie, who spent many evenings practicing Kennedy’s accent.

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Images from the miniseries show the actress wearing almost exact replicas of some of the late first lady’s outfits.
They were created by costume designer Chris Hargadon in collaboration with Holmes, who “came with a lot of research under her belt and had certain likes.”

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The costume designer said he also relied on meticulous research, extensive photographs,and film images of “one of the most documented families in the world,” to recreate many of the styles in the fashion icon’s wardrobe.
He scoured the United States and Canada and shopped online through vintage dealers for fabrics that helped him achieve authentic looks.

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The controversial eight-part miniseries was initially pulled from airing in the U.S. after complaints from the Kennedy family.
The stormy epic examines John F. Kennedy’s time in the Presidency (including the Kennedys’ alleged womanizing) up to his assassination in 1963.
It also tells that story of a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his tune while at the same time trying to stand on their own

The Kennedys

Cast:
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy
Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy
Barry Pepper as Robert F. Kennedy
Tom Wilkinson as Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Chris Diamantopoulos as Frank Sinatra
Charlotte Sullivan as Marilyn Monroe
Diana Hardcastle as Rose Kennedy
Kristin Booth as Ethel Kennedy
Serge Houde as Sam Giancana
Enrico Colantoni as J. Edgar Hoover
Don Allison as Lyndon B. Johnson
Gabriel Hogan as Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

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I started to watch the series via Netflix, I stopped at episode 4(or was it 5?). I like Katie Holmes, generally,  but her acting in this show was irritating. Her “ngiwi” trademark was so apparent. I kept thinking about Joey from Dawson’s Creek. And I’m really annoyed coz I wanted to watch another Hollywood interpretation of The Kennedy’s.. LOL, but Mrs. Tom Cruise ruined it for me. Arrgh!

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waldee

I really love to see NINOY biopic/tv  treated like that. Get the accent right on the dot! Costumes and all, right down to the shirt button. Feeling that it was the 70’s again. Getting an actor that actually looks like NINOY. Piolo is a good actor oh let me correct that, he’s a great actor. But we need a real macoy and that can copy Ninoy’s way of speaking. Like cringing leave you knock out cold likeness. That can make Kris Aquino Scream thats my “Dad.” Well enought dreaming. Back to reality. I love to see The  Kennedys.  I’m a sucker for period films/tv. Loved the Pacific!

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lover010178

I prefer Rachel McAdams to play the role of Jacqueline Kennedy rather than Katie Holmes.

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I want to watch this and finally see what the hoopla was about. It was relegated to an unknown channel in the US because no network would go near it. I want to see for myself if the series really sucked (as most reviews seem to imply) or if the Kennedy family really did everything they can to ensure that as little people as possible watched this.

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I watched the trailer of this in the History Channel, Katie Holmes really look like the real Mrs. Kennedy…

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al

Wheres Ted Kennedy?not included?

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I want to watch this!!! When I was a kid, I read a bio of Jackie O and she reminded me so much of my mother. Everyone seemed to think so, too, kasi when Mama got pregnant at 41, they named my sister Jacqueline.

Great job on the Boston accents and the fabulous clothes. I think Katie is in amazing company and that reflected on her acting. Para siyang nag-level up. Then again, I’m basing this on the trailer. Can’t wait for it to show on the History Channel =)

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omnesia

Hmm medyo malayo yung mga hitsura nila. JFK’s too old, and Katie parang Iza Calzado lang. Maybe for a TV series, okay na. For epic films, really needs that certain X-factor to get you hooked, like Madonna as Evita or maybe Meryl as Thatcher…

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Jackie

Grabe. I only got to watch till the 3rd episode. Hindi ko kinaya. Napoot ako kay JFK and Joseph. It was so hard to watch, maaawa ka lang kay Jackie O.  I guess that’s why the Kennedys tried to put a stop to it. It really does put them in a bad light. Sure we’ve all heard of JFK’s “fondness” for other women, but to see it like that, gah it makes me angry. And grossed out, really.  Whatever. I love JFK Jr.  [Reply]CVS Reply:August 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 AMwhat’s “napoot”? [Reply]Fairy Aine Reply:August 23rd, 2011 at 2:07 AMnapoot –… Read more »