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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Jill on

Horrible choice. There are so many other actors that would be able to capture the grace and poise of Jackie.

Leelee on

@Kate Ford
How can you even tell where the dress ends to gripe about the length?!?! Oh please, go call the director stat! Im sure they wil be GREATFUL for your VAST knowledge of costume design and period clothing! You should have been in charge of the set! I wonder why you werent picked, hmmm.

PattyeMc on

I always have the feeling she gets these acting gigs more for being Cruise’s wife than for any particular talent she has. See that dance spot she did, the recreation of a Judy Garland set? Really, please stop shoving this gal down our throats. If she had the talent we’d be demanding more of her, not putting up with her.

Cole on

I think she looks beautiful! Whoever made the comment about school letting out is so right. I feel like I’ve been reading a bunch of letters from angry highschoolers…maybe middle school. So sad, what has she ever done to deserve such pure hatred. I’m sure she will do Jackie O justice.

pditty on

Duh, haven’t you ever seen the girl in her Jackie O glasses. Look at her hair the way she’s been wearing it. I think she truely thinks she’s Jackie O and some kind of royality. Look at the nut case she’s married too.

What a waste of good looks on both their parts!!

Chris on

Why is it that when people say no, they are not excited and don’t think Holmes will do a good job–that was the question that People posed–that others call them haters and accuse them of being jealous?

There are many talented actresses of whom I could be jealous. Katie Holmes–not so much.

I agree with the poster who said Anne Hathaway would have been a good choice.

Katherine on

She definitely does not pull it off! She does not have that sophisticated WOW factor that Jackie had.

Diane on

Those of us who say Katie is all wrong for the role of Jackie O are talking about her ACTING. She seems to be very sweet and appears to adore her daughter-but Jackie O she ain’t. Katie doesn’t have the ability to be anything except herself or Joey. I mean did you SEE her in Batman?

Jan on

Yes, Diane I saw her in Batman, thank God I was home where it was free on TV and I could change the channel.

Lisa on

I’m hoping that this role will actually require Katie to act. Then we’ll see if she can. As for her being described as a trendsetter? How do you figure that? She always looks like she got dressed in the dark, didn’t brush her hair, and wears some of the most ridiculous outfits people have ever seen.

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