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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PLand on

She is a horrible actress. I will not be seeing this movie.

Debra B. on

I won’t bash katie and I don’t have anything bad to say about her, but I do agree with some others here thinking that she may not be the perfect actress to play Jackie. I think whoever made her up as Jackie did a pretty good job though.

H on

She may be a nice person, but she’s a horrible actress and looks nothing like Jackie O. If people are so offended by the fact that some of us don’t agree, don’t read the comments.

Maritza on

She’ll be great as Jackie Kennedy, she is a good actress, can’t wait to see this movie. Go Katie!

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Not really!!!

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saraeliorah on

I believe Greg Kinnear plays John F. Kennedy with Katie Holmes playing Jacqueline Kennedy in this latest miniseries based on the Kennedys’ lives which we all know so much already that it will not be anything new. Katie and Greg played together as a doomed couple in “The Gift”, a 2000 murder mystery movie made with Cate Blanchett and Keanu Reeves that was very good. Maybe the producers got the idea of casting them together as the Kennedys from that movie. Anyway, I hope Mrs. Cruise got this job based on her own abilities and not that she is Tom’s wife. Tom Cruise is SO OVER in my house. It is going to have to be some earth shattering, unbelieveable role for this family to ever go back to the movies for Mr. Cruise.

peebomar on

I won’t comment on Katie’s personal life because logically, I don’t know her (none of us do). But as an actress, she certainly does not have the professional chops to pull this off. She is deadpan and has no charisma, and she mumbles, and there is never any annimation to her face one way or another. The beauty of Jackie, whether you like her or not, is that she carried herself regally, and had a lot of sparkle and was very demure. Katie can not do this. It isn’t in her.

Shar on

I think this choice was made because of her resemblemce to Jackie Kennedy. I cant comment on her acting ability cause I have really never seen her in anything – but it seems she all but gave up that career after she married Tom. I hope she can pull it off for her sake cause her husband’s news movie just tanked and I would hate to xsee her go through that too. I wish her luck.

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