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The first trailer for Natalie Portman’s Jackie is absolutely breathtaking

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Over the years, we have seen many biopics about the many presidents of the United States of America. However, as quickly becomes apparent from the simple title of Natalie Portman’s latest movie, Jackie will be very, very different to all those that came before.

Jackie is Jacqueline, the wife – and, later, widow – of President John F. Kennedy. And this film, through focusing on that hellish period between her husband’s assassination and his burial at Arlington Cemetery, allows us the chance to see the real woman behind the veil of the First Lady; her strength, her poise, and her extraordinary dignity in tragedy.

As she puts it herself in the trailer: “I’m not the First Lady anymore.”


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The story, told in a non-linear fashion, takes place over just a few days. As you will see in the new footage released, Portman will don that now-infamous pink dress and pillbox hat that Jackie wore on 22 November 1963.

And, later, we see her sheathed in black; a heavy veil shielding her face from the intrusive glare of the paparazzi at her husband’s funeral.

Watch the Jackie trailer below:

“I will march with Jack – alone, if necessary,” says an unwavering Jackie – and it’s this which shows us exactly what kind of woman we will be dealing with.

Because the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy of Jackie is, undoubtedly, strong, resilient, and empowered. And, while she is clearly in grieving for her husband, her first and foremost thought is to protect his legacy - as well as the world of ‘Camelot’ that they had built up together.

Jackie premiered at the Venice film festival earlier this year, to rave reviews – Portman, in particular, was praised for her mesmerising performance as the former First Lady.

So much so that she’s already been tipped for Best Actress at the Oscars.

Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy

Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy

Speaking about the role, Portman said playing Jackie was “right up there” with her most challenging parts. “

It felt like the most dangerous,” she told Deadline. “Everyone knows her or has an idea of her… we tried to get to some things that people could get past and believe I was Jackie.”


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She continued: “We noticed when looking at the existing film and audio tape of Jackie, her voice and presence were very different when it was a public interview. She got a lot more coy and shy. There were a lot of small details…

“When you know you’re a symbol, people see you as something from the outside. How can you maintain your humanity?”

Portman concluded: “She was a mannequin for a lot of people.”

Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain, will arrive to UK cinemas in January 2017.

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