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Jeanne Tripplehorn to Play Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Wow, I probably never would have thought of this, but now that she's been cast it makes sense: Jeanne Tripplehorn, known mostly for her role on Big Love, will play Jackie O in HBO Films' production Grey Gardens.

Based on a 1975 documentary, the story follows Big Edie and Little Edie (played by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, respectively), the "aunt and cousin of Onassis who made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their flea- and raccoon-infested 28-room East Hampton, N.Y., mansion."

I am always drawn in by Tripplehorn's performances on Big Love and I'm curious to see what she does with this role. Like any movie character based on a high-profile public figure (Idi Amin, Queen Elizabeth II, etc.), it's a pretty tall order.

Tripplehorn photo source

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Lanne109 Lanne109 8 years
I see a minor resemblance. Miss Tripplehorn will HUGE expectations from the American public, portraying the beloved Jackie O.
nina_e nina_e 8 years
she totally looks like her
Chica8a Chica8a 8 years
I think its a perfect choice! She is a great actress!*
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
eerie similarities
otherashley otherashley 8 years
She look wonderful!
aabbiiee_xox aabbiiee_xox 8 years
I never knew how much they look alike until they put the pictures side by side
ktacce ktacce 8 years
whoaaaaa, that is a fantastic choice!!!
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Wow, what a resemblance! She's great on Big Love, even though I don't get HBO anymore.
Tisane Tisane 8 years
Great choice!
eponine eponine 8 years
ha! The original Grey Gardens is an actual documentary about the Head women, very interesting, check it out
cutecurls cutecurls 8 years
great casting !
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great choice!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
Fantastic!
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
I can totally see her as Jackie O. Shes gorgeous and her acting is pretty decent. I cant wait to see what she does with the role.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
Wow, I never realized their likeness until these two side-by-side pictures. Cool. She's a good actress.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
Wow she looks so much like Jackie O
bealotus bealotus 8 years
wow they look so much alike.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
She'll be wonderful.
carolx15 carolx15 8 years
There's all to be a great movie. The original was a documentary, wasn't it? Sounds pretty interesting and I was excited about the movie since I read about it last year. Hope it's good!
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I've really liked her since way back to Basic Instinct. They really do look a lot alike!
emalove emalove 8 years
Great choice, she looks a lot like her!
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
this should be interesting
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