Former Fox News personalities Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly may be two blonde bundles of nerves right now in anticipation of the upcoming ‘Oscars.’ Kayla Popisil could be feeling some kind of way as well if she were a real person.
The 2019 biographical drama ‘Bombshell’ is based on the downfall of the late Fox CEO Roger Ailes after several women who worked at the widely viewed network grew tired of the atmospheric sexual harassment and set out to expose him.
Gretchen Carlson Sued Roger Ailes in 2016 for sexual harassment. He resigned 15 days later and died the following year shortly after hitting his head during a fall.
She may not be able to whistle or parallel park, the Minnesota native does have quite a bit to say when it comes to watching tomorrow’s Academy Awards show, NDA’s, and young women working in the workplace.
Gretchen, who has admitted that she no longer watches Fox News does plan to watch the ‘Oscars.’ Her family has seen ‘Bombshell.’ After all, as she once stated, the movie is about her life and her husband wanted to the kids to see a portrayal of happened.
She’s also spoken to former Fox employees, some of whom are experiencing actual PTSD. In hindsight regarding NDA’s, Gretchen says had known there would be a movie and miniseries based on her story, she would have never agreed to be silenced. Gretchen firmly believes a large portion of NDA’s are created to protect harmful secrets and should be eradicated.
In recent years, Fox News has been making news itself for one reason after the other. Based on a behind-the-scenes look at Fox workplace, ‘Bombshell’ is up for three Academy Awards.
Charlize Theron was honored with a nod for Lead Actress for her portrayal as former Fox host Megyn Kelly. Margot Robbie is nominated for Best Supporting Actress playing the fictional Kayla Pospisil and Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker are nominated for their Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyle.
It should be noted that the character Kayla Pospisil represents a host of women who spoke to filmmakers about Ailes conduct.
You may not see her face on the regular, but Gretchen Carlson is still a very busy woman. In fact, she says her husband jokes all the time, “How are you more busy now than when you were doing a live TV show?”
While Gretchen’s NDA prevented her from contributing on the film, she is still able to lead her voice. A staunch advocate for women, Gretchen is working with legislators in an effort to ban forced arbitration. She’s also launched, “Lift Our Voices,” a nonprofit organization geared towards fighting toxic workplace environments.