e, she faced the seemingly impossible task of replicating Kennedy's unusual Mid-Atlantic dialect, marked by discordant, rounded vowels and a hushed, breathy timbre."The first day I did it, I could definitely see everyone's faces like, 'Uh-oh,' " Portman says with a smirk. We toned it down a little bit even from what it really is."Director Pablo Larraín was among those worried that Portman's accent was too over-the-top — that is, until he re-watched Kennedy's White House tour TV special from 1962, which is painstakingly re-created in the film. She achieves that in just a couple of minutes."Her portrayal certainly has critics convinced.
The question of, "How long would the audience need to not (be) looking at Natalie, but at Jackie?
And like the first lady — who died of lymphoma at 64 in 1994 — the Oscar winner is famously private when it comes to family.
She is married to French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has a 5-year-old son, Aleph, and is expecting a second child in the spring.
He had really interesting ideas and approached every day like a search.""You look at (Kennedy) and it's very hard to know what's going on with her, and that's something that Natalie has," he says.
"She can be elegant, sophisticated, dangerous and do a great performance.
But being in the spotlight does make "you aware of your image: how other people view you, how you want them to view you, who you really are, and what parts you want to keep to yourself."Obviously," she adds, "I don't edit my own interviews like she did.
But you can control what you say and don't say, and what you put out there." Natalie Portman channeled a style icon in 'Jackie,' but the distinguished actress has long impressed with her own distinct fashion sense.
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(in theaters Friday in New York and Los Angeles, expanding nationwide through January) boasts 93% positive reviews on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.com, with 27 of 28 pundits on awards site Gold predicting Portman will clinch her third Academy Award nomination.
She won best actress in 2011, playing a deranged ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's , brought the project to Portman five years ago.
She has acted in multiple films like Thor, No Strings Attached, Knight of Cups, Jackie and Song to Song.