The latest trailer for Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis promises an emotional and complex performance and a haunting story about Jackie following the death of President John F. Kennedy.


The trailer opens with Portman saying, “People like to believe in fairytales. I believe that the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us.” Then we hear gunshots.

We see Portman as Kennedy crying through an interview. “I’m saying, ‘Jack, Jack, can you hear me.’”

The rest of the trailer is a whirlwind of quick images, from the First Lady dancing with her husband, to her showering the blood off, to discussions about how to act and how to present the White House following the assassination of the president. The film seems to encapsulate the differences between Jackie’s public and private personas.


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“There are many books, there are many interviews, and she edited her interviews,” Portman told InStyle at the Toronto Film Festival. “I think that was most helpful because there are big sections that are deleted and it says, ‘This portion has been deleted by Jackie,’ and it gives you a little imagination where you can kind of fill in these blanks, and it’s kind of a detective story… imagining what she wouldn’t want out there.”

Check out the chilling trailer below.

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