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Charlize Theron Plays Megyn Kelly in Roger Ailes Film - First Look From the Set!

Charlize Theron is getting into character as Megyn Kelly!

The 43-year-old actress, who will play the 47-year-old TV host in an upcoming untitled Roger Ailes movie, was seen on the set on Thursday (October 25) in Los Angeles.

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The pictures come just at the same time as Megyn makes headlines for her blackface commentary controversy, which resulted in her Today morning show hour being canceled.

As previously reported, the movie will follow her career as she rose up through the ranks from lawyer to host of The Kelly File and how she refused to come out in support of Roger after sexual harassment allegations.

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Gayle King Weighs In on Megyn Kelly's Blackface Comments

Gayle King is speaking out about Megyn Kelly‘s commentary on blackface, which cost her Megyn Kelly Today.

The CBS This Morning host made an appearance on Late Night With Stephen Colbert on Thursday evening (October 25).

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“Listen, I have blackface 24/7 so it is never an issue for me. I thought Andy Lack, who runs NBC, summed it up very nicely when he said it was a very unfortunate thing,” she said.

“I think [Megyn]’s a very smart cookie, very smart at what she does, but I think she clearly stepped in it. She made a terrible mistake. And I was surprised that she would make a mistake of that kind because she’s very smart.”

“And I didn’t like it when she said Santa Claus is white. She said a couple of things,” she later added.

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'Megyn Kelly Today' Officially Canceled by NBC

Following multiple reports, NBC officially confirmed that Megyn Kelly Today will not be returning.

The network confirmed the news on Friday afternoon (October 26) in a statement.

Megyn Kelly Today is not returning. Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other Today co-anchors,” the statement reads.

Megyn was reportedly in talks with NBC News regarding a new role that would find her involved in hard news stories, as opposed to morning program topics, before controversy arose after Megyn‘s discussion of blackface worn for Halloween costumes.

She reportedly wants a $50 million buyout from her contract.

Megyn Kelly Reportedly Wants a $50 Million Buyout from NBC

Megyn Kelly has been fired from her gig at NBC and now the former Today host is seeking a settlement from the network.

The 47-year-old media personality was making $25 million a year and she still had a year and 10 months left in her contract, so she wants nearly $50 million as a buyout from her contract, according to TMZ.

Megyn was let go from her job due to her controversial remarks about people wearing blackface on Halloween.

Megyn‘s legal team will reportedly discuss the buyout in a meeting with NBC on Friday.

'Megyn Kelly Today' Canceled Following Blackface Comments

Megyn Kelly‘s show is canceled.

Her Today 9 a.m. hour is no longer going to air following the backlash of her commentary on wearing blackface for Halloween, People reported on Thursday (October 25).

“They’re contacting the staff and reassigning everyone today. Everyone’s being told that they still have a home here, but it won’t be on Megyn’s show. They haven’t made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they’re being moved somewhere else. The show is clearly over,” a source told People.

One day before on Wednesday (October 24), CAA confirmed that Megyn was dropped from their roster.

On Tuesday (October 23), Megyn incited controversy after questioning on-air whether wearing blackface on Halloween was racist.