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

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

Lowe, who plays a president in "Killing Kennedy": "They all just are like, excuse me, bad actors who found the greatest one who ever was and did their variation of that performance"

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."

  • bobjr4freedom

    I SPENT many years since high school studying Kennedy.I am a believer in the new frontiers and that we AMERICA are second to none.The problem is the actors in Washington that try to echoe him are very bad and not even close.

  • Richard Charnin

    Just shows how little Lowe knows. Oswald never fired a shot. The HSCA concluded that there were at least two gunmen. O'Reilly is a professional disinformationist. If you want the truth, see “JFK”, “Executive Action” and “Thirteen Days”. http://richardcharnin.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/jfk-parkland-the-charles-crenshaw-interview-and-executive-action/