‘Chappaquiddick’ Star Jason Clarke Had a Boat Day With Ted Kennedy Years Ago

Stars Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, and Kate Mara joined director John Curran at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about their new film, “Chappaquiddick.”

Australian actor Clarke plays Ted Kennedy in the movie about the infamous 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, and revealed that he even spent a day with Kennedy on his boat years ago.

When asked if he ever expected to play the late senator, Clarke said, “No! He was Ted Kennedy. He had a beautiful boat and he loved sailing. I still remember the day very clearly.” Asked by Variety for more details, Clarke said that he did indeed spend a day on Kennedy’s boat years ago. “It was beautiful.”


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