TCA: Rob Lowe Says Presidents Are Just 'Bad Actors' Playing JFK

Tim Molloy
The Wrap
TCA: Rob Lowe Says Presidents Are Just 'Bad Actors' Playing JFK

Rob Lowe, who plays John F. Kennedy in the upcoming "Killing Kennedy," says he has lots of competition -- from recent U.S. presidents.

"Every president today talks like him.," Lowe said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Sunday. "They all just are like, excuse me, bad actors who found the greatest one who ever was and did their variation of that performance. Every single one of them. 

"I don't want to call any of them out by name, but if we were to meet in the corner I could imitate every president's version -- their version of imitating President Kennedy," said Lowe. "'Cause he was the man."

Ginnifer Goodwin plays Jacqueline Kennedy in the upcoming National Geographic Channel film adaptation of the book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The film parallels the lives of the president and first lady and those of Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar) and his wife Marina(Michelle Trachtenberg).

Lowe, who was born a few months after Kennedy died, said he grew up obsessed with the president. He said he has read all the conspiracy theories about his death, but now concludes -- as the book and film does -- that Oswald killed Kennedy alone.

"We all like to believe that there's some big uber thing out there," Lowe said. "Like even on 9/11. ... It's always simpler than we think. And I think it scares us to think that things can be that simple. And huge horrible things can happen by the act of one person."

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