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Portman used Paris terror attack to channel emotion for Jackie

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Actress Natalie Portman says she used the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, France to help her channel the emotion she needed to play Jackie Kennedy in her new film.

The raid on French nightclub the Bataclan and the shock wave of sick bombings that rocked Paris last November took place a week before the actress started shooting "Jackie," in which she plays the shattered wife of assassinated US President John F. Kennedy, reported Contactmusic.

Portman said her preparation revolved around her own personal loss - but nothing came close to what the former First Lady went through after her husband was shot and killed in 1963. And then Paris was attacked.

"Of course I've mourned and grieved through my life so I could bring some of that which doesn't include the horror and violence of what she lived through," Portman said.

"But the terrorist attacks in Paris... The attacks in Bataclan happened about a week before we started shooting. We filmed the interiors in a studio just outside Paris and that was the area where the terrorists had come from.

"We were going to work and it was under lockdown with police everywhere. It's obviously a very different event but you felt the terror and the fear when something happens like that, that has a collective tragedy and a collective mourning. People get scared.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 08:32 IST