10 First Lady Biopics And The Actresses Who Should Star In Them

    In honor of ‘Jackie’

    by · December 01, 2016
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    This Friday, audiences will get to see Natalie Portman give one of the most talked about performances of the year in Jackie, a movie that charts the life of Jackie Kennedy in the stormy days following her husband’s assassination. Portman, who is earning career-best reviews and is a frontrunner to win Best Actress at the Oscars, doesn’t necessarily look the part of Kennedy, but according to her, the wig went a long way in increasing the resemblance. “I never really thought of myself as someone who can do imitations of a real person,” Portman told Jimmy Fallon the other night. “The thing that was remarkable is when you put the wig on, everyone can look like her.” Still, what really sells the performance is Portman’s uncanny mastery of Kennedy’s accent and voice, a reminder that the best actors don’t need to look like the real-life subjects they portray in order to embody them. So, with that in mind, we selected 10 other First Ladies who deserve their own biopics and the actresses who’d be perfect to play them.

    Tags: jessica chastain, kate winslet, scarlett johansson, amy adams, meryl streep, film, natalie portman
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