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Olivia Bahou
Mar 02, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

Natalie Portman isn’t the first actress to portray Jackie Kennedy, but she might make the best doppelgänger. The actress, who stars in the 2017 film Jackie, will take on the challenge of portraying the First Lady during and after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The movie is filming in the Washington D.C. area in front of the real-life landmarks where the grieving first lady buried her husband. In this photo from set, we get a first look at Portman playing Kennedy on the day of her husband’s assassination, wearing her iconic pink tweed suit as she deplanes in Dallas. The actress’s costume looks like a perfect replica of the skirt set, including Kennedy’s pillbox hat and white gloves.


The First Lady was wearing the famous suit when her husband was shot in 1963. She continued to don the bloodstained outfit when she flew back to D.C. and attended the swearing in of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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We can’t wait to see how Portman takes on this historic role.

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