Nicole Kidman sought advice from Meryl Streep before taking a role in ‘Bombshell.’
Nicole Kidman And Meryl Streep
Nicole, 52, is playing newscaster Gretchen Carlson in the biographical drama telling the story of the woman exposing CEO Roger Ailes for physical harassment at Fox News.
Before joining the project, Nicole had talked with her “Big Little Lies” co-star Meryl, 70, as she wanted to discuss her concerns concerning her suitability for the part and the project.
Nicole revealed in an interview, “I told Meryl, this is the best thing I can think of 10 other actors. That’s the argument I’m always making, but Meryl jumped in and said, Yes, you’re going to do that. She said you must be a part of something that’s marking history.”
Nicole was drawn to ‘Bombshell,’ which also bears out Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron, since in contemporary times this is’ so important’ story, particularly with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in mind.
Nicole said: “This is such an important story. It’s about misuse and abuse for me. These people have been able to stand up and speak out. They have made a massive change. Although they are very complicated issues, I agree that we’re doing so in Bombshell, in a truly entertaining way, affordably and viscerally. And everything is told from a female perspective.”
The ‘Lion’ actress thanked her castmates and explained how she unsuccessfully desperately collaborated with both Charlize, 44, and Margot, 29.
A film about the greyer side of a showy TV kept in blood, sweat and tears like short skirts and long legs, in which Rupert Murdoch smells like roses. Well, of course, despite its title, Bombshell knows which higher powers to retain.
Based on the allegations of physical harassment against Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, it is also respectful about the media behemoth— particularly with another election by Trump around the corner.
As a result, the film tucked in everything, Ailes ‘heritage as Republican presidents ‘ stalwart political consultant back in Nixon, Fox holds his conservative foundation, why Liberals don’t get what it means, and the cruel world that television can be for women on and off the wrong side of the 30.
Bombshell isn’t a bad movie— far from it. It’s completely absorbing, supported by the excellent performance of all its cast. It is also not, however, the definitive film about one of the biggest scandals of physical harassment in the media— before MeToo, before Harvey Weinstein.
Where Bombshell scores demonstrate the casual that woman dogs work in, take your hunt from all in the center from offhand congratulations to insistence on shaved legs. And how women steadily sail across this territory, judging which fields can be mined and what the fences over which they can jump.
If Ailes is the danger of tall, grandfather-like people sitting in big chairs to enter, Theron, as star anchor, Megyn Kelly is the moral core of this story. While Kidman is like Gretchen Carlson, a graduate of Stanford cum from former Miss America, stuck at Ailes’ Fox News, throwing the first stone, Kelly appeals to bring him down eventually.