Natalie Portman is tackling the role of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic, and now we have our first look at Natalie in character. Natalie looks stunning. Click to see the photo!
Natalie Portman, 34, looks breathtaking as Jackie Kennedy in the first photo of the biopic, titled Jackie, based on the former First Lady and American icon. Dressed impeccably in a perfectly fitted red dress, Natalie is already doing Jackie justice.
Natalie completely transforms into Jackie Kennedy, complete with elaborately coiffed hair, a red dress and pearls. The biopic will focus on the former First Lady immediately following the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
Could Natalie nab her second Oscar from this Jackie biopic? It’s certainly a possibility. The actress is teaming back up with Darren Aronofsky, who directed Black Swan, the movie that won Natalie her first Academy Award.
Natalie is one of many actresses who’ve taken on the role of Jackie Kennedy. Katie Holmes tackled the role in the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys. Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin also played Jackie in the 2013 TV Movie Killing Kennedy. Minka Kelly, Roma Downey and Jill Hennessy all played Jackie in movies as well. Expectations will be high, but we think Natalie is going to do the former First Lady proud.
Following the death of her husband, which left her a single mother with two young children, Natalie married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. They were married until his death in 1975. She died on May 19, 1994, after battling cancer.
Jackie also stars Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy, Greta Gerwig and John Hurt. The movie will be released in 2017.
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Natalie as Jackie Kennedy? Will you go see Jackie? Let us know!