The first trailer for the much-anticipated movie adaptation of the life of previous United States first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis) has been released yesterday. Starring award-winning actress Natalie Portman, "Jackie" relives the life of Mrs. Kennedy after the horrible assassination of her husband-former US President John F. Kennedy.
A complex and relevant personality in the US history, the film tackles the delicate life of the ex-first lady who experienced tremendous grief and trauma after the Nov. 22, 1963 incident in Dallas, Texas.
In the official trailer uploaded on YouTube by FoxSearchLight, the trailer suggests another yet equally interesting perspective of the assassination and what happened to Kennedy's first lady after.
The former president and his first lady belonged to the same social circle and met through a common friend, journalist Charles Bartlett. Immediately attracted to the latter's charisma and interesting personality, John and Jacqueline became good friends. They also shared the same interests which eventually made them fall in love with each other.
John was still a senator and Jacqueline was with The Washington Times-Herald when they got married in 1953. To help John with his career and start a family, Jacqueline resigned from her post at the publication.
She became a fashion icon and a relevant figure in the US history when she took her post as a US first lady. She spearheaded the restoration of the White House and helped her husband in various charity works as well.
Meanwhile, the Israeli-American actress was notable for her performances in many iconic movies like "Star Wars", "Black Swan", and of course, "Thor". She also was known for her incredible talent when it comes to challenging roles. And in an article Huffington Post, Portman is said to be showing Jackie's "rage, grief, and confusion."
Portman channels "Jackie" in cinemas on Dec. 2.