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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Tee on

Disappointed they picked Katie for the role…

Belinda on

I don’t know about this. I’ll probably watch at least the first episode and decide from there.

Jamie on

I am amazed by some of the heartless comments here. Really, are you that judgemental or are you all just so jealous that you have to resort to name calling. Sad really if you think about! I think Katie looks ALOT like Jackie-O I just hope she gives a performance worthy of Jackie-O. Good Luck Katie, You look GREAT!!!

Choyce2020 on

Katie Holmes is a sweet gal but she just doesn’t have enough “acting ability or training” to play the role for our former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. I wonder how she obtained this part? Did Tom Cruise buy it for her? I wouldn’t be surprised; he likes to keep her “under his close watch.” Katie is definitely the WRONG CHOICE for this role!!!

Oh Man on

I don’t see it either. The baby bump looks completely fake in this picture (could just be a really bad angle), but I just don’t see Katie Holmes in this role. Nothing against her, I just can’t see it

Beth on

Not to be catty, but, Jackie Kennedy was a classicly beautiful woman… Katie is not. She’ll never get the accent right either.

Heather on

Very disappointed that she is playing Jackie. Not a big fan.

megan on

doesnt look anything like her, at all!!!!

Anne on

….Come on! There are so many talented actresses that might be able to pull this off. Going off Katie’s past performances, I doubt she’s one of them. She’ll always be the chick from Dawson’s Creek. Just like Jen Aniston plays Rachel in 90% of her films. Blah!

Sharon on

Hmmm. I wonder how this choice was made. Katie doesn’t seem like an obvious fit for this part. Perhaps she’ll make it work, but the gravitas of the person she’s playing is out of scale with everything/anything else she’s ever done.

But, hmmm. We shall see.

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