Natalie Portman tells Gephardt Daily playing role of Jackie Kennedy ‘a great privilege’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 1, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Natalie Portman has played many roles in her career, from a queen in the “Star Wars” saga to a ballerina in “The Black Swan,” for which she took home the 2010 Best Actress Awards from the Golden Globes and the Oscars.

In the new film, “Jackie,” Portman portrays Jackie Kennedy, widow of President John F. Kennedy, who, in the days after his assassination, showed remarkable strength and poise before a stunned and grief stricken nation.

In a one-on-one interview with Gephardt Daily’s Tony Toscano, Portman talked about the unique challenges posed in playing the role of Jackie, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century – a woman who captured the imagination of millions worldwide, but was truly known by just a relative few.

“I think we’ve looked at her [Jackie] so long as a two-dimensional sort of icon, this sort of Andy Warhol silkscreen of a person, and to get to consider her humanity and all her complexity and flaws and strengths… is a great privilege,” Portman said.

To see more of Natalie Portman’s interview with Gephardt Daily’s Tony Toscano, please click on the video player above.


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