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Natalie Portman Says 'Jackie' Role Was 'Certainly Scary'

Natalie Portman Says 'Jackie' Role Was 'Certainly Scary'

Natalie Portman knew that taking on the role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in her latest film Jackie would be a challenge.

The 35-year-old pregnant actress recently opened up about all that pressure.

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“It certainly is scary. Obviously, people have preconceived ideas about who she was and what she was like,” Natalie told W magazine. “And the first thing you want to be for an audience is believable, of course. So you have to achieve a certain threshold of believability at the beginning just to get people to go to the movie, and to stop seeing you as an actor. So it was scary, but I knew that in the hands of Pablo [Larraín], our director, it was a safe thing to try.”

Pictured: Natalie shows off her baby bump while out for a morning hike with a gal pal on Wednesday (January 4) in Los Feliz, Calif.

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Photos: FameFlyNet Pictures
Posted to: Natalie Portman, Pregnant Celebrities

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