People Are Freaking Out Over How Much Charlize Theron Looks Like Megyn Kelly in 'Bombshell'

The trailer for 'Bombshell' dropped today, and the internet is surprised by Charlize Theron's transformation into Megyn Kelly. How did she do it?

Gina Vaynshteyn - Author

Apr. 24 2020, Updated 10:44 a.m. ET

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The trailer for Bombshell dropped today, and all anyone can talk about is how much Charlize Theron looks like Megyn Kelly. Which makes us that much more excited to see Bombshell when it comes out in December. 

The movie, which is about the women who took down Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, stars Charlize as former Fox News anchor Megyn, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson (who sued Ailes in 2016 for sexual harassment), and Margot Robbie as fictional character Kayla Pospisil. The real Megyn Kelly made serious allegations against Ailes in her memoir, Settle for More. But back to Charlize Theron. She. Looks. Exactly. Like. Megyn. Kelly. 

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How did Charlize Theron transform into Megyn Kelly?

While it's unclear whether the actress was given prosthetics or a wig, the answer to that question is probably both of those things. Charlize is never one to hold back on going all out — remember when she played serial killer Aileen Wournos in 2003's Monster? She looked completely unrecognizable. 

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Also, Charlize has Megyn Kelly's subtle (cold) facial expressions down to a science. It's honestly remarkable — and Twitter cannot get enough. Who's dressing up as Charlize dressing up as Megyn Kelly for Halloween? 

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Watching the trailer for Bombshell, you almost forget it's actually Charlize Theron. If you need a reminder of what Charlize looks like as Charlize, here's a photo of her at a Long Shot screening in April.

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And here's Megyn Kelly in 2016 at Variety's Power of Women event. This is during the time when all of the Roger Ailes allegations were going on.

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Watch the trailer below to see Megyn Charlize Theron play Megyn (and the rest of the amazing cast — this movie is going to be GOOD). 

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What's the deal with the real Megyn Kelly, anyway?

In case you need a recap of what went down at Fox News in 2016: Gretchen Carlson, a TV commentator and journalist, sued the network over sexual harassment allegations against CEO Roger Ailes. While Megyn never publicly spoke out about Ailes, she ended up revealing that she was also harassed by Ailes in her memoir, Settle for More

Megyn wrote that Ailes made inappropriate remarks about how she looked and dressed, and that the final straw was when he attempted to kiss her. Ailes ended up resigning from FOX, but denied all the allegations against him. Ailes died in 2017.

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Megyn also made headlines for for getting fired from the Today show in 2018 for her super offensive remarks about blackface. On air, Megyn stated that she thought blackface was fine for Halloween. The backlash was swift (and totally warranted), and NBC fired her, even though Megyn did apologize. 

While she did destroy her own career, Megyn is doing just fine (NBC was required to pay her $69 million, per her contract with the network).  

Bombshell hits theaters December 20th. People are already predicting it's going to win ALL of the Oscars.

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