Charlize portrays the news anchor in the film, which tells the story of how women at Fox News set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment but chose not to get together with Megyn before she started shooting the project because she felt as though she knew her from seeing on television. 'And also share their own experiences, which to me is so handsome because I do think there's so much stigma, still, around a lot of women who experience sexual harassment'.
Theron, who is a producer on the film, said she was keen to explore the nuance and grey areas that surround harassment and abuse and told the PA news agency: "It's so odd that in this day and age we are finally talking about it". It hit me really deep. We want more than that.
"We should be able to go to work and not be hassled or have a comment thrown at us and those things where you have to sit in a room and laugh at your boss's jokes a little bit louder to placate".
"All of those things are finally being talked about, and the idea that what a harasser looks like and what a victim looks like is not necessarily what we have always imagined them to look like and we are finally talking about how complicated those relationships can be, and how complicated where the abuse takes place can actually be, and I think that is ultimately what will give us a real, solidified change when it comes to these issues". "We're not sexually assaulted just in order to provide for our families or for ourselves".
Theron was, "incredibly moved" and stated that Kelly's video was emotional for all who worked on the film. All of the women agreed that film excelled at showing what it felt like to be sexually harassed by a higher-up.
Former Fox News employee Julie Zann is also seen crying in Kelly's Instagram video, as she watches Bombshell alongside Kelly and other former Fox employees Juliet Huddy and Rudi Bakhtiar. All of them worked at Fox News with Ailes and had experienced his sexual misconduct firsthand.
Kelly also provided her reaction to being portrayed on the big screen by Theron. "You really let off Roger easily".
Bombshell is out in theaters now.