Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain has taken the Venice Film Festival by storm this month with his offbeat biopic Jackie, tracing the days immediately following the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Critics have especially been raving about Natalie Portman's performance in the title role. The Oscar-winning actress admits that playing Jackie was "right up there" with her most challenging parts. "It felt like the most dangerous role," she says. "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."
Not having to look exactly like her lifted some of the pressure. As Larrain says, "It's not about how they look. When somebody is so well-known as Natalie and is playing somebody as well-known as Jackie - when does the audience believe it?"
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