Holmes, 37, channeled the poise and class of the former first lady as she filmed scenes alongside the actor who plays Maurice Tempelsman, Kennedy’s last companion.
In the scene, Holmes is seen smiling as she as she walks arm-in-arm with Tempelsman, leaning her head on his shoulder and even stopping to give him a loving kiss.
Kennedy and Tempelsman began their longtime companionship in 1980, five years after the death of Kennedy’s second husband Aristotle Onassis. The two were seen together just days before her death on May 19, 1994.
Kennedy’s longtime Secret Service agent Clint Hill acknowledged the resemblance between Holmes and Kennedy, but said catching her in an intimate moment with Tempelsman would have been rare.
“I’d say they didn’t do a bad job with the clothing but I don’t think there would have been a romantic moment with her and Mr. Tempelsman with a photographer [in the area] she would have prevented that from happening,” he said. “She was private and restricted. Other than that, Katie Holmes resembles her – somewhat.”
But Hill said no matter who took on the role of Kennedy, no one could compare to the real deal.
“She was one of a kind,” he added. “And I don’t think anyone will ever truly be able to capture her – the essence of her.”
This is Holmes’ second turn as the former first lady – she also starred as Kennedy in the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys, which also aired on Reelz.
“Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best,” said Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard.
“Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis, was as an international icon,” he added.
The Kennedys: After Camelot is set to air sometime this year.