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Katie Holmes On Jackie O: She Was An Amazing Mother
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Katie Holmes has admitted she has a great admiration for the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis especially the way the First Lady raised her children.
She was an amazing mother and she was a very strong woman, Katie told "Access Hollywood" at the junket for her new movie The Romantics on Tuesday.
She did a lot right, Katie added of the woman she has spent the last several weeks playing for an upcoming History Channel scripted series, The Kennedys."
The actress has been spending weeks in Jackie-styled suits and pillbox hats alongside Greg Kinnear (who plays John F. Kennedy in the upcoming TV series) and Tom Wilkinson (who plays Joe Kennedy Sr.). While the clothes are easy to put on, taking on the role of the former First Lady is something Katie said she found intimidating.
Its been amazing and a little overwhelming because she is such an icon and so important to our country and so many people have fun memories of her, Katie said. In doing the research, I learned so much about her and my adoration for her only grew, so its been really fun. Its always great to play a character that you love.
Katie has been bringing her daughter, Suri Cruise, to the set with her on The Kennedys, something the 32-year-old actress said has been very rewarding.
Its been really wonderful and I love being a mom, Katie told Access. Suri comes to the set with me She is amazing and its really fun to share making a movie with her. She brings so much to it.
Katie said 4-year-old Suri has helped change the mood too.
She is such a light that you instantly feel better, the proud mom said. When Im working, I feel like, Wow, this is so magical I get to share this with you, and you give me so much. Its really fun.
The actress said Suri has found time to bond with children who are playing the Kennedy kids in the miniseries and theyve even had play dates together.
Weve had a lot of fun with all of the kids on set. Everyone brings their kids and we do play dates there and paint pottery, she said. Theres always like a million things going on at once and you just do it.
The Romantics hits theaters on September 10.
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