Rob Lowe On Becoming JFK In ‘Killing Kennedy’

In an new promo for his latest role, Rob Lowe reveals the process behind his amazing transformation into U.S. President John F. Kennedy for the upcoming National Geographic Channel movie Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.

As the Parks and Recreation star explains, he worked hard to avoid doing a JFK impersonation when approaching the role in Killing Kennedy, based on the best-seller by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

“I think for known figures, the key is inhabitation, not imitation,”; says Lowe, admitting that he’s long found JFK to be a fascinating figure. “I’ve always been an admirer of the Kennedy family and JFK in particular,”; he adds. “I’ve always had a connection to him, and so throughout my life I’ve read a lot. A lot. I mean, if there’s a book about him or his presidency, I’ve probably read it. So when this came my way, I was honoured to be asked and it’s been an amazing experience.”;

In fact, Lowe admits the biggest problem in portraying such an iconic historical figure was to portray him as a three-dimensional human being as opposed to martyred commander-in-chief.

“My goal was to play a husband, a father, a brother, a man with a big job who loved and was funny, and smart, and charming, and flawed, and inspired. That was the stuff that I was looking to capture about him,”; he says. “The goal is just to make him an honest, real man.”;

Adds co-star Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), who plays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy: “The intimacy and revealing nature of this film, and the captivating narrative, really inspired me.”;

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot airs Sunday, Nov. 10 on National Geographic Channel.

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