Natalie Portman Plays Jackie Kennedy In New Film

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A former First Lady of the United States of America, Jacqueline Kennedy was lovingly known as Jackie by her dear ones and was tragically widowed at the age of 34 when her husband, JF Kennedy, President of the United States, was assassinated in 1963. A week after the assassination, she reportedly said, “There’ll be great presidents again, but there’ll never be another Camelot again.”

I want to live my life, not record it. 

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman plays Jacqueline Kennedy in director Pablo Larraín’s new film that is to release in the month of December. Here’s the trailer:

One Special Summer, a limited edition travelogue by Jacqueline Bouvier and her sister Lee, helped Portman get a sense of her character [source: Vulture]. She said, “It’s so funny — you just see these two wild girls having a great time, it was really helpful to get this sense of who she was before.

Pablo Larraín said that Portman was just the right choice for the character and he took numerous close shots of her expressions. “She was an incredibly mysterious person, and I think Natalie has that in her eyes,” said Pablo.

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy. Picture Credit: The Guardian

With the recent US Presidential Elections just having ended, this film comes out during exciting times in the States for sure. Known for her style and glamour, Jackie was often photographed with immense grace and poise. A beloved in the White House, Jackie was respected and loved by all.

3 things to know about Jackie Kennedy:

– Jackie worked as a reporter after she completed her graduation from Sorbonne and George Washington University. Her first job was with Washington Times-Herald in r 1952.

– She opened a kindergarten within the White House when commuting in the city became troublesome for her children. She was protective and wanted to keep them away from the eyes of the media. Children of  Kennedy administration staff were also a part of this White House school.

– Her aptitude to learning new languages came in handy not just for her own self, but for her husband too; she was fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. Jackie would often speak to the voters in French in Louisiana and Spanish in Texas, thus striking a chord.

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