Natalie Portman IS Jacqueline Kennedy in the latest pic to surface of the actress portraying the former First Lady in the upcoming biopic, ‘Jackie.’ Donning Jackie’s most famous look ever, the pink tweed Chanel suit she wore when JFK was shot, Natalie is literally the icon’s spitting image.
It is it just us or is it kind of freaky how much Natalie Portman, 34, resembles the late Jackie Kennedy? From her signature ‘do to her ladylike demeanor, the actress has captured the essence of the former First Lady beautifully, and sporting Jackie’s memorable pink ensemble only adds to the image. This is definitely a role that Natalie was born to play! Check out her uncanny resemblance to Jackie here.
The photo, snapped on March 1 at Easton Airfield in Maryland, showed the Oscar-winning actress emerging from an airplane, just as Mrs. Kennedy had in Dallas on the fateful day John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. Dressed in Jackie’s iconic pink Chanel suit made of tweed, complete with the pillbox hat, white gloves, and handbag, there’s no doubt Natalie could have been mistaken for Jacqueline’s twin.
Even Natalie’s hair was on point and styled in the exact same, polished style that Jackie always had it in. It’s obvious that all stops are being pulled out for this latest Kennedy project in order to make sure every detail is accurate. The film, Jackie, is a highly-anticipated biopic that follows the First Lady’s life immediately after the assassination of her husband, JFK. And Natalie is seriously doing a phenomenal job so far of channeling Jackie herself.
Natalie isn’t the only big name to star in this project though, actor Peter Sarsgaard, 44, has taken on the role of Robert Kennedy. Together, Natalie and Peter filmed in Washington D.C. in February. The scene they shot recreated one of the saddest days in American history – JFK’s funeral. An onlooker even captured some of the filming action and posted a clip of his footage to Twitter. Once again, Natalie is KILLING it as Jackie.
Natalie Portman as Jackie. Sorry this is my only video. Can’t ruin the movie. pic.twitter.com/3mMhgIQYdp
— Richard Allen Cramer (@AllenCramer) February 29, 2016
But while Natalie appears to be capturing Jackie extremely well — they’re basically twins after all — she’s not the only actress to tackle this iconic role. Jackie was recently played by Katie Holmes, 37, in the 2011 Reelz movie The Kennedys. And after that, Ginnifer Goodwin, 37, played Jackie in the 2013 TV movie Killing Kennedy. Clearly Jacqueline Kennedy is a coveted role to play and we can’t wait to see what Natalie does with the part. The movie will be released in 2017.
What do you think of Natalie playing Jackie, HollywoodLifers? Do you think she was the perfect choice for the role?