Megyn Kelly reacts to Charlize Theron playing her in ‘Bombshell’

Megyn Kelly doesn’t hate that Charlize Theron is playing her in Bombshell.

The former NBC and Fox News personality was asked about the upcoming drama about the fall of disgraced Fox News honcho Roger Ailes. The buzzy trailer for the film — which also stars Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, whose 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit led to Ailes’s resignation, and Margot Robbie as Fox News associate producer Kayla Pospisil — was released in late August ahead of its Dec. 20 release.

While Kelly told the DailyMail that she doesn’t “know anything about” the movie — she went on to add, “I’m [Theron’s] fan. She seems smart, seems like a good mom, so I could do worse.”

Kelly — who came forward after Carlson in making sexual harassment allegations against Ailes — added that she’s unsure if she’ll watch the film.

“I haven’t decided that yet,” she replied. “I'm going to let someone who loves me watch it first and tell me if I should see it or not.”

Kelly didn’t watch Showtime’s The Loudest Voice mini-series about the scandal, which starred Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts.

When the Bombshell trailer came out, social media was abuzz over how well Theron models Kelly’s face and fashions.

Theron has said she has “empathy” for Kelly after playing her in the movie, helmed by Jay Roach.

“I didn’t know how complicated her situation was and I think for a lot of people, they didn’t understand why she didn’t just speak up," Theron told Variety. "She was in a complicated place and as a human being, I have empathy for that. I don’t think a lot of people truly understood that.”

John Lithgow plays Ailes in the film. Allison Janney and Ashley Greene also have roles.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Charlize Theron heads out of her hotel on May 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 831 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Charlize Theron during an interview with host Seth Meyers on May 1, 2019 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actress Charlize Theron is seen walking in midtown on May 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actress Charlize Theron is seen walking in Midtown on May 1, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Gerda Maritz and Charlize Theron attend the premiere of "Long Shot" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Charlize Theron attends the premiere of "Long Shot" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron attend the premiere of "Long Shot" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Actress Charlize Theron is seen on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1059 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Charlize Theron during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 30, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Charlize Theron heads out of her hotel on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Charlize Theron visits SiriusXM Studios on April 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Charlize Theron seen on a night out at Tamarind Kitchen in Soho on April 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Charlize Theron attending the Long Shot Screening held at the Curzon Mayfair, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
(left to right) Host Graham Norton, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen attend the "Long Shot" special screening at Curzon Cinema Mayfair on April 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Charlize Theron attending the Long Shot special screening held at the Curzon Mayfair, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 24: Actress of the movie Charlize Theron attends the "Long Shot - Seduis-moi si tu peux" Premiere at Gaumont Opera Capucines on April 24, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
CinemaCon Comedy Stars of the Year Award for "Long Shot" co-recipient actress Charlize Theron arrives for the 2019 Big Screen Achievement Awards at the Omia nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Charlize Theron attends Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Charlize Theron -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 6: The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Monday, May 6, 2019, with guests Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 09: Charlize Theron attends the "Long Shot" Premiere - 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Charlize Theron attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Charlize Theron arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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