Posted by Ali in Nov 10,2013 with No Comments
Daily Mail has this great article on Ginnifer … she talks about her new film Killing Kennedy along with her life in Hollywood and what she wants in life.
Jackie Kennedy, a woman we consider modern and independent, fascinates us to this day. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin nailed her iconic look for a new film – but it was by listening to reels of old interviews that she really got inside the head of the First Lady…
ONE of the most photographed women of all time, so famous that her first name sufficed, and married into the closest thing America has to a royal family, Jackie predated Diana by a quarter of a century as a beloved icon beset by tragedy. On 22 November it will be 50 years since Jacqueline Kennedy was widowed, when Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shot from the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, assassinating John F Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. The anniversary will no doubt be marked by heated discussions of legacies, conspiracy theories and curses, feeding a never-abating fascination with the assassination.
But a new film, Killing Kennedy – starring Rob Lowe as John F Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie – focuses largely on the domestic drama, the marriage between the handsome, idealistic young president and the most stylish First Lady in American history; the golden couple whose three-year spell in the White House came to be known as Camelot.
‘I hope that in the film we really humanise them as a couple,’ says Ginnifer, when we meet in her apartment in Vancouver, Canada, where the US TV show in which she stars, Once Upon A Time (UK viewers can find it on Netflix), is filmed. ‘I don’t feel they have been fully humanised in other films.’ Actresses who have previously portrayed Jackie include Katie Holmes, who played her in The Kennedys, and Jaclyn Smith, who played her in the 1981 film Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, about the years before her marriage to JFK.
Playing a woman whose face graced thousands of magazine covers the world over must be nothing short of intimidating. But Ginnifer seems to be taking it all in her stride. The perkily pretty 35-year-old is today sporting her now trademark pixie crop, but with a brunette bouffant wig is transformed into an eerily accurate Jackie (who was just 34 years old when her husband was shot). ‘Really? I’m so glad you think so, because I just didn’t think I resembled her at all,’ says Ginnifer. ‘But our hair and make-up team did an amazing job, and I would sneak on to set earlier than I was supposed to so we could have extra time playing with the eyebrows to get them right,’ she laughs.
And while Ginnifer openly admits to her own love of fashion – today she is wearing an APC T-shirt, an Isabel Marant cardigan and lace-up Sonia Rykiel pumps – her wardrobe is minute compared with that of the former first lady.