March 29th, 2011
12:34 PM ET
After being dropped by the History Channel and lingering in limbo, "The Kennedys" miniseries will finally make its debut on the Reelz channel April 3.
At the Beverly Hills premiere last night, Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, who play President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline, shared their thoughts on the controversial eight-part movie.
"I think that they did a great job writing this, and we approached this [as] a story about a family that was very powerful and also one that was very human," Holmes told CNN. "That's what we wanted to portray and we were all creating these characters."
Holmes added that her heart sank when she learned the History Channel had dropped the miniseries from its lineup, claiming, "While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."
"I was as surprised as anyone else because no one saw it coming," said Holmes. "But I'm really happy the Reelz Channel picked this up."
As is Kinnear. "I don't think it's too salacious. There's nothing in this show that you can't read about in my daughter's school library,” he told CNN of the movie, which explores the relationship between JFK, his brother Robert Kennedy (Barry Pepper), and their father Joe (Tom Wilkinson).
"People are probably going to feel maybe this doesn't capture as much as they want to capture in the telling of the Kennedy family, [JFK’s] time in the White House," Kinnear adds, "but they're going to make that decision themselves."
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