Rachel Weisz Says There’s No Rivalry with Katie Holmes

From left: Katie Holmes, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Rachel Weisz

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updated 05/07/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 05/10/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET

Although Rachel Weisz and Katie Holmes will both be playing Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in two different projects, Weisz says don’t expect a rivalry to develop between the two stars.

“She’s a fantastic actress,” Weisz, referring to Holmes, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s NYDG’s Rx Haiti benefit in New York. “She will be fabulous.”

With the possibility of critics comparing and contrasting their performances, Weisz insists, “It’s not a competition. I’m surprised more people haven’t played her thus far. It seems strange there hasn’t been many versions. But it’s great she has the opportunity to play her as well.”

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