As she approached her role in Lionsgate's Bombshell, actress Charlize Theron was worried, CNN reported.
"This was not a man who made it easy for me to wrap my hands around," Theron said at a recent panel in LA. upset me. But at the same time, as a woman, she understood what each of them went through and understood what Megin was facing, especially in those two weeks in which she did not step forward and support Gretchen [Carlson]then I emotionally clung to her, because I started to see similarities between us, dare I say that.
Bombshell, a movie that chronicles the disappearance of former Fox News CEO Roger Isles after sexual misconduct allegations star Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margo Robbie. It was written by Charles Randolph, who co-authored 201
"I saw a woman with ambition, with drive and suddenly I realized, 'S ***, these are the things that are armed against me. I have to do with that. "Then it became clear to me how important this story was," Theron said. "Because if we can see the power of the message through someone we may disagree with, or someone who may even be angry with us, it tells you that there is something real there."
Theron added that he was it's hard to analyze Megin Kelly as a person, since so many of the former Fox News presenter's footage is from her doing her job as a journalist.
Theron discusses earlier the role and the way actors should engage in character exploration, with CNN's Alicine Camerota saying:
Sometimes you forget – we all do it – we think we know people. we have our ideas presented in advance. As an actor, you need to have the ability to put all this aside and do research and actually find out about someone.
Theron added that there were some aspects of the part that "bothered" her. It wasn't until she realized that the movie was a portrait of women who took advantage of a suspected rapist on Fox News, not Meggie Kelly's biopic, "did it feel like a story worth telling."  In her memoir from 2016 Get settled for more Kelly describes an incident that allegedly happened in January 2006: "Roger called me in New York and we had a shocking exchange. I was nervous about entering his office, worried that it might start again. Sure enough. And then he crossed a new line – trying to grab me repeatedly and kiss me on the lips.
Kelly also claims that Ailes made sexually charged comments to her. Fox News anchor left the network in January 2017.
In July 2016, former Fox News presenter Gretchen Carlson, played by Nicole Kidman on Bombshell, filed a lawsuit against Isles for sexual harassment. Two months later, the claim was settled and Carlson was paid $ 20 million. Announcing the settlement of the claim, 21st Century Fox issued a statement that read in part: "We are truly sorry and sorry for the fact that Gretchen has not been treated with the respect and dignity that she and all our colleagues deserve. ”