To her credit, it was a big pillbox hat to fill and six years on the Creek really didn't prepare her for
a career of anything more than cable sitcoms and Lifetime movies such a big role.
This weekend, the long-awaited, highly-controversial mini-series The Kennedys will finally premiere on the Reelz Channel, but from what we are hearing for critics, Katie should've wished that this thing stayed buried. As you might've guessed, she isn't getting the best reviews for her role as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, though we'll admit, no one was as harsh as we thought they would be.
Like the Hollywood Reporter. Their critic wrote that the mini-series on the whole was "dull" and "unwatchable", along with saying it was very hard to step away from the fact that you were watching Katie Holmes play a character. He wrote:
"You think, 'That’s Katie Holmes.' Or, 'That’s Katie Holmes having the damndest time with Jackie’s accent.' You are never transported somewhere else by the character because the real-life subjects are so distinctive in your mind."
The Jackie O accent was a big problem for a lot of other critics, like CBS' Early Show, who pointed out that Katie "doesn't really have the gravitas to pull off the role…And the accent, it's a little silly — for eight hours, it's a long time to be, you know, watching her play this character in the way that she does."
Variety added that Katie very much "looked the part," but conceeded that "that's about all" she brought to the movie.
Whomp, whomp. Well, if nothing else, it was an experience, Katie. You got to where iconic clothes and look like the most iconic First Lady in living memory. Perhaps, however, its time to reevaluate your career choices. Let's see how you do with Jack and Jill and then maybe consider a more comedy-esque career, huh?
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