After months of media buzz, Katie Holmes‘ latest project The Kennedys had its world premiere last night at The Academy in Beverly Hills, California. The actress, who walked the red carpet with her husband Tom Cruise, chatted to Access Hollywood about both the miniseries and motherhood.
Though it was daunting to tackle the role of Jackie Kennedy, Katie says she soon found that she could identify with the former First Lady as a mom.
“What I found amazing was not only was she the youngest First Lady — she was 32 when she was in the White House — but she had such young children [while] having that role. Of course, I sympathize with those moments where she had to leave her kids,” says Katie, who is mom to 4-year-old daughter Suri. “In my life, I’m very fortunate because I am an actress and I can bring my daughter to the set and ever time there’s a break, we do arts and crafts or swing on the swings if we’re by a park. So, I feel very fortunate in that way.”
Though the History Channel unexpectedly axed plans to air The Kennedys, the project was later picked up by ReelzChannel. The eight-part series will debut on April 3.