Charlize Theron physically transformed into Fox News’ Megyn Kelly for her role in the film “Bombshell.” Theron has several doubts going into shooting the film. She recently told the NY Times, “It was definitely awkward. In a weird way, the judgement [Megyn] gets from a lot of people, I felt on me a little bit.”
Charlize had a hard time being able to “defend” Kelly as the film straddles the line between portraying the journalist as sympathetic while also reveal some controversial moments. One moment Theron says was “hard for me” was reenacting Kelly’s controversial “Santa is white” comments especially since she is the mother to Black children.
Watch the trailer for “Bombshell” below.