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Charlize Theron Could Win Second Oscar for Playing Megyn Kelly in ‘Bombshell’

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Charlize Theron Could Win Second Oscar for Playing Megyn Kelly in ‘Bombshell’

WEST HOLLLYWOOD (Variety) — Charlize Theron walked on stage before a screening of “ Bombshell ” at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center on Sunday night and announced to the crowd, “I’m about to s— myself.”

The Oscar winner had good reason to be nervous. The screening of the Jay Roach -directed drama about the fall of Fox News boss Roger Ailes was the first time most members of the press were going to see the movie.

Theron stars as Megyn Kelly, who contemplates going public with allegations that she was sexually harassed by Ailes. Nicole Kidman portrays Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes set off that chain of events that eventually led to him being pushed out of Fox by Rupert Murdoch. Rounding out the cast are John Lithgow as Ailes and Margot Robbie, a fictional producer based on several woman who were harassed by Ailes.

It turns out that Theron had nothing to worry about. The film — particularly Theron’s uncanny physical and vocal transformation — was enthusiastically received by the crowd. Up until Sunday, it seemed like Renée Zellweger was going to sail through awards season picking up one honor after another before taking home her second Academy […]

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