Rob Lowe Talks About Playing JFK
November 8th, 2013
04:26 AM ET

Rob Lowe Talks About Playing JFK

Actor Rob Lowe stopped by "New Day" Friday to talk about portraying President John F. Kennedy in a new film based on the book "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly.

Generations of Americans know exactly where they were when they found out President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.  This film takes a deeper look at the two men who intersected on that November day and the months leading up to it.

Lowe says this about his portrayal:

“I look at it like this. If Shakespeare were alive today, he would have written two or three plays about the Kennedy family. And actors would traditionally play JFK like they play Hamlet or King Lear, they just would. And people have played JFK and they’ll play him long after I have, so the question becomes ‘what do I bring?’ to a classic Shakespearean character that others bring, and that’s the challenge. For me, I was very interested in the details of him as a man, and not as a martyred icon, as a husband, as a father, as a brother, as a son, with hopes and dreams. He was just a man at the end of the day, and how do you portray that?”


Posted by
Filed under: Entertainment • Interview • News • Videos
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. FlapJackModeen

    ..watched Lowes performance tonite...what a train wreck...the entire production looked like an off episode of CSI..what did Nat.Geo have a budget of about twenty bucks..?..Oreilly's provides weak "last minute book report" material as always..but this subject has been looked at so many times...youd think as much hype as it gotten it would have more edgy..and to think we have The Killing of look forward to...bah!! Oreilly should stick to cooking with Rachel Ray..its less demanding...

    November 11, 2013 at 4:01 am | Reply
  2. amanda

    And this link isn't going to tell us anything more. (Sarcastically) Perfect.

    November 8, 2013 at 8:08 am | Reply
  3. LAR

    FYI. You might want to fix this. It should read "intersected" not "intercepted"

    November 8, 2013 at 7:32 am | Reply
  4. Nami Undinat

    “. . . the two men who intercepted on that November day . . . .” Do you have a real copy editor looks at your posts or do you just throw things out there?

    November 8, 2013 at 7:24 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Good morning, Nami,

      Thank you for letting us know. We have corrected the error.

      Have a lovely #NewDay!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      November 8, 2013 at 8:21 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.