Christina Pellegrini
December 31, 2016 1:30 pm
Fox Searchlight Pictures

We literally haven’t stopped thinking about Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman since we saw Jackie. Her turn as the iconic Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was that impactful. From her striking physical resemblance to the spot-on reproduction of the former First Lady’s voice, Natalie completely nailed the transformation.

But it turns out, her exacting turn as Jackie didn’t take the year of preparation that we thought it did.

Due to a long search for the right director, a role that Pablo Larraín eventually landed, Natalie only had one month to prepare for the film (gasp), according to Deadline.

We’ll say! Natalie cites Long Island, New York and East Coast finishing schools as influences in her speech, along with a general “extravagance” to the way that she talked — slow, deliberate, and drawn out. So it’s no wonder that Natalie was nervous about her performance.

We’re not surprised that she had reservations. It is a major undertaking, after all. But she’s such a dedicated and serious actress, there was no doubt that she would totally nailed the title role of the biographical film. She has definitely done Jackie O proud — and in such a short amount of time! Bravo, Natalie!

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