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Katie Holmes to Star as Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys 2010-04-28 15:50:00

Katie Holmes to Step Into Jackie Kennedy's Shoes

Sounds to me like Joey Potter is throwing her hat into the ring for an Emmy! Katie Holmes has just signed on to portray Jackie Kennedy for a History Channel miniseries titled The Kennedys set to air next year. Greg Kinnear will co-star as JFK. While Holmes seems to have the former first lady's grace and general softspokenness, I have to admit that I'm more sold on Rachel Weisz as Jackie O. You?

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Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy Sunshine-Makes-Me-Happy 7 years
Yeah I agree with dootsie, Katie Holmes is too soft...she doesn't command the authority that Jackie Kennedy had. Rachel Weisz is a much better choice
theglossarie theglossarie 7 years
ooooh i love this! katie will make a perfect jackie
Tightropemarvel Tightropemarvel 7 years
I have to disagree with everyone. I think Katie is brilliant casting. Jackie had to fight her public image just as much as Katie does and I think Katie's a lot tougher than you're giving her credit for. Thank You for Smoking?
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
yeah, i have to agree with many of you, katie holmes doesn't seem like the right fit, based solely on her acting in previous roles. i do love greg as jfk, he's a wonderful actor!
aliohh aliohh 7 years
Worst casting. KH is very ordinary. JO was regal and refined. This is a disaster.
Shannolyn Shannolyn 7 years
I agree the last time Katie Holmes ever showed real acting chops was on Dawson's Creek, and really that was only in the first season. By the end of that series she only seemed to be mugging it up for the camera, and none of her movie roles following improved upon that. This isn't a Jackie O bio-pic however (and thankfully). I understand it will focus more on the Kennedy brothers relationship with their father. And Katie likes to speak in a baby-voice because she once admitted she liked to come off as "cute". She really is not that well-spoken if you've ever listened to an interview, and many of her characterizations involved a lot of stammering and pauses. In that sense I think the perfect elocution of someone like Jackie O would prove a challenge.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
so they are making a movie and a tv mini series? hmmm. anyways, i agree w/ the others. i'd rather see rachel take on the role. sadly, i think katie peaked on dawson's creek.
DigitalBuyer DigitalBuyer 7 years
i think this step will take her somewhere else to Katie Holmes. Bye the way I believe you people have got cabinet at your home and work. I have a good deal about cabinet. I am offering you Fireproof cabinet. A fireproof cabinet can provide safety for your information on two levels. A fireproof cabinet can be locked, and offers protection against theft and unauthorized use. A fireproof cabinet can also provide protection from natural disasters, such as fire. Fireproof Cabinets
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I love the idea of Greg Kinnear as JFK; but Katie as Jackie O.?! I have no problems with her looks-wise; but she is a horrible actress! The only thing she's done that she was moderately good in was Pieces of April and that is because the only way she can pull off acting is by being a complete other person. Sure, Jackie O. was a very unique person, but I just don't think she has the acting chops to pull this off. Not to mention; I don't think Jackie O. talked out of the side of her mouth...
dootsie dootsie 7 years
Katie Holmes is too soft and cute.
EmilieLove EmilieLove 7 years
Not liking this. At all. It's more because I have some serious doubts about Katie's acting ability than whether or not she looks more like Jackie O.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Not loving this at all. I agree, Rachel Weisz would be a much better Jackie. Jackie was the ultimate in class and elegance and beauty! Those things don't come to mind so much with Katie Holmes
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