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Katie Holmes Talks Playing Jackie Kennedy, Being Dressed By Suri (PHOTOS)

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Elle magazine sat down with Katie Holmes for its February issue and they drilled the actress-slash-designer on playing Jackie Kennedy and taking fashion advice from her four-year-old daughter:

On Suri's shopping style: "The other day we came out of a store, and she said, 'I want to go there,' pointing at another store quite a distance away. In that store was the dress that she wanted. I said, 'Wow, Suri. You're something. You picked that out from a football field away.'"

On getting fashion advice from Suri: "She'll really tell me [what she thinks]. Like today I'm wearing brown suede pants, and she said, 'I don't like your pants.' But then she'll say, 'You've got to wear these shoes.' Or 'That's so pretty, Mom. Wear that.' She's got a great eye."

On working hard to perfect her role as former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy: "I worked as hard as I could, because I loved her. On set there was this feeling that we had to create something very special, because these people were very special."

On playing such a complex role: "[The Kennedys] were like movie stars. There was such a professionalism to their public image."

On admiring Jackie Kennedy's strength: "I didn't realize that she had lost a child in August and then [Jack] was assassinated in November. I couldn't believe it. She had so much strength....I loved her love of family, how important it was for her to be a good mother."

On the design process for her clothing line, Holmes & Yang: "I have such an appreciation for the fine details and the amount of work it takes. I really appreciate clothing and designers so much more. It's made shopping even better."

A sneak peek at some of the pics by Carter Smith:

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Elle's February issue hits newsstands on January 17.

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