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THIS Is Why Charlize Theron Was "Conflicted" To Play Megyn Kelly In 'Bombshell'

Charlie Theron was "hesitant" to play Megyn Kelly in her upcoming film Bombshell
November 27, 2019 - 16:30 / Sarah Schulz

Charlize Theron has shocked audiences with her uncanny portrayal of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in the trailer alone for the upcoming movie Bombshell. Theron has revealed why he was hesitant to play Kelly at first. 

Charlize Theron stars alongside Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in the film Bombshell which is about "the women at Fox News who exposes the Roger Ailes sexual misconduct scandal and took down the TV titan." Theron transformed herself to play Megyn Kelly in the film and it truly payed off as the resemblance is uncanny. 

Charlize Theron transforms into Megyn Kelly for Bombshell being released in December 2019

Charlize Theron: Was "conflicted" to play Megyn Kelly

However, Charlize had some reservations at first about taking on the part. "I loved when Megyn took it to Trump. I admired her sharpness, her wit. She was fearless. But when my production company received the script for Bombshell, I was conflicted about playing her. I personally felt uncomfortable with some of the stuff that she's said," Theron admitted to W Magazine.

Charlize Theron attends the 2019 Guggenheim International Gala at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on November 14, 2019

Charlize Theron was uncomfortable with things Kelly has said 

It was the former news anchor's personality traits that ultimately convinced the actress to take the part. "I understood her strength and ambition. Megyn herself says, 'I know I'm tough' -- and that's something I've heard about myself. People told Megyn she had sharp elbows, that she was hard. I've had people judge me and say the same things about me," Charlize added. 

You can catch Bombshell in theatres on December 13th, 2019.