Charlize Theron nails her Megyn Kelly look in Roger Ailes movie, as former 'Today Show' host's career hangs in jeopardy
Even as Megyn Kelly's 'Today show' got cancelled by NBC, Charlize Theron debuted her look as the former Fox correspondent.
It’s terrible day to be Megyn Kelly, unless you are Charlize Theron. The South African actress, who plays the former Fox correspondent in the upcoming Roger Ailes film debuted her look on the sets, on the same day that Kelly’s 9 am ‘Today Show’ was cancelled by NBC following some questionable comments she made regarding blackface on Halloween.
The Oscar-winning actress, 43, looks unrecognizable as she looks like Kelly’s doppelganger in a white T-shirt, jeans and the news anchor’s signature blonde, wavy hair. After smiling and posing for photographs, she was seen in a more formal, Fox–era Kelly look, in a black dress that was complemented with her blonde hair in a bun.
Theron’s 'Fair and Balanced’ (working title) is about the disgraced former Fox News chief, and will focus on the women who worked at Fox during his reign, which was infamous for its toxic masculinity and sexually inappropriate atmosphere. It will offer an inside look into how he ran the office and how the women interacted with him while working there. Margot Robbie, Alice Eve, Nicole Kidman, Kate McKinnon, and Allison Janney are the other women who will be seen in the project. John Lithgow has been slated to play Ailes.
According to TMZ, Kelly will be portrayed as “ambitious, hard-working and not highly intelligent" in the movie. Unfortunately, these are not the adjectives that run to most people’s minds when you think of Kelly at the moment. She recently had an all-White panel discuss blackface and defended it, which led to NBC cancelling her show. She continues to remain an employee of the network and her future in the company will be determined at a future date. Kelly's attorney released a statement which said, “Megyn remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing.”
There has been quite a bit of interest in Ailes’ role in Fox after his many alleged sexual assaults were brought to media attention, especially in the wake of the MeToo movement. Showtime is also working on an eight-episode limited series about the Fox News founder. The show, which is focused on Gabirel Sherman’s bestselling book ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ stars Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe and Kari Skogland.