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“I was just really scared, she’s conflicting”: Playing a Serial Killer Was a Peace of Cake For Charlize Theron After Her Horrifying Experience With Playing Megyn Kelly in ‘Bombshell’

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Charlize Theron’s Hollywood journey has been nothing short of remarkable. From her breakout role in Monster for which she won an Academy Award, to her diverse performances in films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde, Theron has proven her versatility and commitment to her craft, solidifying her status as a highly respected and talented actress in the industry.

Theron had a tough life growing up
Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron once shared her candid thoughts on portraying the controversial Fox News figure, Megyn Kelly, in the film Bombshell. Following a screening of the movie, which also featured Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, Theron’s transformative performance was widely acclaimed. However, audiences remain uncertain about the film’s overall reception and how it tackled sensitive subject matter. 

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Charlize Theron Shared Her Thoughts On Playing Megyn Kelly

During a Q&A session held in New York City following a film screening, Charlize Theron candidly expressed her feelings, admitting that she was overcome with fear. Despite her successful career and acclaimed performances, Theron’s honest revelation showcased the vulnerability and uncertainty that can accompany even the most accomplished actors when facing new challenges.

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“[Megyn Kelly is] incredibly well-known, and I’ve never played anybody that’s on that level. I’ve played real people, but people that nobody knows about. There was less pressure when I did those. I was just really scared, too, because I honestly knew her so superficially. She’s conflicting.”

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

Theron further remarked that her role in Bombshell was even more challenging than her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster. This statement highlighted the complexity and emotional depth required to embody the controversial figure of Megyn Kelly, emphasizing the intense dedication and commitment Theron brought to her performance. She said,

“This was harder. You forget sometimes — all of us do this — we think we know people and have preconceived ideas about them. As an actor, you have to have that ability to put all of that aside and do research, and to actually find out about somebody.”

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Megyn Kelly Has Her Say On Charlize Theron

In an interview with The Daily Mail, Megyn Kelly shared her thoughts on Charlize Theron portraying her in the film. Kelly expressed that Theron appeared intelligent and a good mother, implying that she found Theron’s casting favorable. Her comment conveyed a sense of acceptance and acknowledged Theron’s capabilities as an actress. “She seems smart, seems like a good mom, so I could do worse,” Kelly said.

Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly

Charlize Theron’s performance in Bombshell garnered immense acclaim and praise. Portraying the controversial figure of Megyn Kelly, Theron delivered a captivating and nuanced performance, capturing Kelly’s mannerisms and vocal inflections with remarkable precision. Her transformation into a renowned news anchor was physically and emotionally striking.

Bombshell is available for streaming on TNT.

Also Read: “I couldn’t do it anymore”: Fast X Star Charlize Theron Went into Deep Depression After Injuries Ended Her Dreams

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