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Pablo Larraín wanted Billy Crudup's journalist character to initially be somewhat dismissive of Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman). "I had an assumption my character would have a level of empathy, but Pablo wanted something different," Crudup recalled. "He wanted The Journalist to be someone who had an ... ...
Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him ...
The Journalist: ...
When Jackie and her kids step down the stairs to leave for the moving of the casket, the scene cuts to what appears to be real historical footage as they pass the camera. In the initial footage with the actors, Caroline is on Jackie's right hand and Jack on her left. However in the real footage a moment later the kids are on the opposite sides of Jackie.
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