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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Joanne on

I was disappointed that Katie got the part. Jackie was one class act and I can’t see Katie filling her shoes. And Jackie was beautiful and classy and Katie is not. And Katie can’t act. I sure wonder what the qualifications for getting the part were.

Lesley on

She’s actually in Toronto ( not sure why People can’t put a more direct location) and I think she’s stunning.

Diane on

I am a huge Jackie fan..however, I don’t think I will be watching this movie.

Courtney on

this was bad casting there’s so many other actresses that could’ve played this better than Katie is going to she’ll never get Jackie’s thick New york tinged with french accent correct granted Jackie also studied in france for two years so she actually spoke french fluently something Ms Holmes never did nor will in that picture though Katie looks like she’s Chaneling Jackie while she was pregnant with her and president Kennedy’s youngest son Patrick who was born prematurely and died of a lung infection a day and a half later in August 1963 so out of five pregnancies she and JFK only had two children right her first tow pregnancies had ended in a miscarriage and a Still-born daughter Arribella then came Caroline in November 1957 and John Jr Premature in November of 1960 who passed away in 1999

KK on

She looks great! Let’s be honest, she is much prettier than the actual Jackie was. And Katie has a cuter voice. I’m
sure she will make Jackie O and her family proud. Good luck Kate as her hubby calls her.

Andi on

Ugh I wish she’d stand up straight!

Grace on

Definitely not excited. She could maybe pull off a look, but in no way a wholly transformative look a la Nicole Kidman as Virginia Wolf or Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan… I always assume some actors are unable to transform fully because they take themselves a little too serious and are unable to let go completely of who they are as people. She doesn’t look that bad, but OH I have zero faith she will have neither the voice or accent down. They could have found someone better, for sure, it’s such an iconic role after all…

Sharon on

She had more role since she marry tom..And Tom ??his latest movie suck..haven’t make a good movie for years..he is done..as a hot shot actor

LuAnn on

Blair Brown played Jackie best!!

Angela on

She is like an Amazon compared to Jackie O! How in the world did she get the part?

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