Megyn Kelly is sharing her thoughts on “Bombshell”.
The former Fox News anchor posted a lengthy Instagram caption on Friday alongside a picture of her 6-year-old son staring up at the movie’s poster. Kelly began her post by saying her son was confused by the ad because he thought it was her.
However, she then went on to say that she would have made edits to the movie which is “loosely” based on her experience during the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News regarding Roger Ailes.
“I did not sell the rights to my story or book and only got my first look at the film once it was past the point of any possible edits,” Kelly wrote. “Though there are certainly some I would have made.”
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My husband @dougbrunt and I recently took our three kids to see the movie “Frozen 2.” As we walked into the theatre, our 6-year-old stopped at this poster promoting another movie hitting the big screen. The ad confused him because it appears to show a picture of me. But while the movie “Bombshell” is loosely based on my experience during the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, I have nothing to do with this film. I did not sell the rights to my story or book and only got my first look at the film once it was past the point of any possible edits, though there are certainly some I would have made. Watching this picture was an incredibly emotional experience for me, and for those with whom I saw it. Sexual harassment is pervasive in this country; it can leave scars that do not heal. My heart goes out to those who’ve gone through it, who I hope might find some comfort in this story. As for my thoughts about the film, I’ll have more soon.
Kelly also opened up about how difficult the movie was for her to watch because sexual harassment “can leave scars that will not heal.”
“My heart goes out to those who’ve gone through it, who I hope might find some comfort in this story,” she added.
To conclude her post, she said that she’d share more thoughts on the film “soon.”
During an appearance on “Good Morning America” Monday, Charlize Theron reacted to Kelly’s take on “Bombshell”, whom she portrays in the film.
“I have great empathy. It must be incredibly emotional to go on this journey again and to rewatch it,” Theron explained. “I’m just grateful to all of these women that we have this story, I wish this never happened to them but I think this story is and will be part of a historical moment that really changes things for women.”
“Bombshell” is in theatres now.