Over the weekend, Megyn attended a conference in Deer Valley, UT, where she had a surprise run-in with an actress she has an unusual connection to.
If you follow Megyn on Instagram, you may have seen her post with Academy Award winner Margot Robbie. She cheekily captioned the picture “Bombshell encounter in Deer Valley, Utah.” Robbie starred in the 2019 film Bombshell, a fictionalized account of the women who exposed the toxic work environment at Fox News during the Roger Ailes era. Robbie played a fictional producer alongside Nicole Kidman who portrayed Gretchen Carlson and Charlize Theron who starred as Megyn.
On Wednesday’s show, Megyn shared more about the unexpected meetup with Emily Jashinsky, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and Eliana Johnson, co-host of Ink Stained Wretches, and discussed her thoughts on the film.
The ‘Bombshell Encounter’
Both Megyn and Robbie were attending the same event in Deer Valley when their paths crossed. They had never met, and Megyn said she decided to say hi because of their shared connection to Bombshell. “It was nice to shake her hand,” Megyn said. “She was very nice.”
As Megyn explained, she doesn’t always know what to expect with Hollywood types. “You never know… whether they’re going to be nice or not because of my 13 years of Fox News and [the fact that] I’m more on the other side of the political aisle from most of them,” she said. “Some of them hold your politics against you, but she was not one of those people.”
Instead, Megyn said Robbie was “very sweet” to her. “When she met me, she said, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s the real Megyn Kelly! I’m used to Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, but it’s the real you,’” she recalled. “We had a delightful exchange.”
Megyn’s Take on Bombshell
It’s been three years since the release of Bombshell. Megyn said she had no involvement in the movie, but she found it to be generally well done – though some of the scenes were tough to watch. “For Margot, this was an acting job and… she did a wonderful job,” Megyn said. “Some of the scenes in the fake Roger Ailes office were so disturbing, and they’re still like frontal lobe for me watching her do it.”
While she “didn’t approve of everything” in the film, she is glad the project got made. “Good for [Robbie] and good for Lionsgate for calling attention to that issue,” Megyn concluded. “It was cool to meet her and I was happy to see there’s a Hollywood type who is kind, warm, friendly, and not holding politics as stakes in any sort of nice momentary meet and greet.”
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