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FIRST LOOK: Katie Holmes Channels Jackie Kennedy in New Role

06/29/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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The baby bump Katie Holmes showed off on Monday was not in fact a sibling for Suri, but part of a costume for her role as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the History Channel’s upcoming miniseries, The Kennedys. Coiffed in the famously chic first lady’s signature Camelot-era bouffant, the star was spotted on the Ontario, Canada set in a robin’s egg-blue shift, paired with pearls, a rhinestone circle pin–and a prosthetic belly–evoking Jackie’s classic polished look, even while in maternity clothes. Holmes, a trendsetter in her own right as well as a burgeoning designer, will no doubt feel right at home playing dress up as one of America’s seminal fashion plates. Tell us: Are you excited to see Katie as Jackie O? –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley

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Leelee on

I love how so many of you people feel you know not only Katie, but Jackie-O enough to make all these conclusions about their lives. Get over yourselves!

Ally on

Why Katie Holmes?!?!?.. she doesn’t have any qualities that Jackie O possessed it is a HUGE disappointment?? From all the choices of amazing actresses who has what it takes to play such a beautiful lady, they chose someone that can’t even act.. Maybe Tom made it happen…
I hope she transforms herself for this role…

Jenn on

I can’t wait to see this! Katie is beautiful and I think this is a wonderful op for her to be able to spread her wings and show us what she can do!

Monica on

I am with Becky I think Anne Hathaway would have been amazing at this role, as far as Katie I personally could care less don’t have anything bad to say however I just don’t see her as Jackie!

Marie on

wow, what a bunch of negative people. Have some class. Katie can’t of harmed you in any way to hate her.

First Lady on

Katie is very pretty, but she does not look like Mrs. Kennedy at all. I agree this was bad casting. I thought Jeanne Tripplehorn made a much better Jackie in Gray Gardens.

Ally on

I am not being negative, catty or do I hate Katie Holmes this is just my humble opinion.. Jackie Kennedy was so unique in so many ways, her memory and the remake of her life needs to justify the life she lived and what she stood for, I just don’t think Katie has what it takes – look at her eyes… her eyes have no life, no sparkle, no fire…. and agree that Anne Hathaway would have been perfect – she has that quality!!!

Jane on

I just don’t think she is right for this role.

Chels on

All of the people slamming her….Seriously give her a little credit. Its just a picture. She could be really good. I think she looks similar to jackie o.

Jane on

It’s comical how some of you define classy. Those of you claiming Katie has no class are acting pretty classless yourselves. Instead of picking her apart maybe you should take a long hard look in the mirror. I think she’ll do fine. Then all of you “classy” ladies can eat your words.

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