Watch A Haunting Clip Of Natalie Portman As Jackie Kennedy On The Day Of JFK’s Assassination

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Because the movie’s chapters flow in every direction, it’s hard to isolate any scene from “Jackie.” In Pablo Larraín’s remarkable film, Jackie Kennedy’s performative public image is juxtaposed with the unknowability of her private persona.

This clip, exclusive to The Huffington Post, showcases that duality. “I love crowds,” she tells John F. Kennedy before deplaning in the famous pink suit and pillbox hat she donned on the day of his 1963 assassination. Seconds later, as Jackie adjusts to the clamoring mob, we see her aristocratic facade crack, like it’s too overwhelming to bear. Why, exactly? Well, that, my friend, defines the eternal mystery of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Watch the clip below, and marvel at the story that Natalie Portman’s eyes tell. “Jackie” opens in limited release Dec. 2.

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