Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper Talk The Kennedys
04.03.11 by REELZ
Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper play the iconic brothers Bobby and Jack Kennedy in The Kennedys, premiering tonight on ReelzChannel. But it was almost two performances that audiences almost did not see.
Kinnear and Pepper both opened up about the prospect of their performances almost not getting seen after The History Channel decided not the air the in the eight-part movie. Kinnear talked to EW about what he knew about the reasons behind the controversy.
I was surprised of course but over time I read the same stuff everybody else had. I had confidence it would find a home. Honestly, not to sound glib, I’m not sure that I cared. At this point, it’s after the fact. Even if someone tells me, that would be one’s person’s version and I’m sure there are many versions. It happened. Life moves on.
Pepper said it was fortunate that The Kennedys found a home on Reelzchannel.
We were very fortunate they bought it. Camelot found its knight in shining armor at the last minute!
Pepper also talks about preparing for the role of Bobby Kennedy and the misconceptions people have had about the movie.
The highly-anticipated dramatic movie event The Kennedys will make its world premiere on ReelzChannel beginning Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT nationwide, with a two-hour presentation of episodes 1 and 2 airing back to back. Then, starting Monday, April 4, all eight episodes play out over the week, culminating with the final two episodes (7 and 8) airing on Sunday, April 10.
The dramatic movie event The Kennedys, starring Kinnear as Jack Kennedy, Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, Pepper as Bobby Kennedy, and Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy Sr. relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world, including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, drugs, and women. The movie event recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family’s extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK. Find ReelzChannel on your TV.