Gretchen Carlson gets peek at Roger Ailes film and she’s NOT happy: Nicole Kidman ‘looks nothing like me’

Former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson is not happy about actress Nicole Kidman portraying her in an upcoming movie about the late Roger Ailes.

Director Jay Roach’s as-yet untitled film, about the disgraced former founder, Chairman and CEO of Fox News who resigned in 2016 following several allegations of sexual harassment, features Kidman playing Carlson, the former Fox News host who filed a lawsuit against Ailes.

(Image: screenshot via Twitter/ Mediaite)

Other stars appearing in the film as Fox News characters are Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Ashley Greene as Abby Huntsman, John Lithgow as Ailes, Margot Robbie, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton as Roger’s wife Beth Ailes, and Allison Janney, according to People.

Despite the high-profile names in the film, which is expected to be released in 2019, Carlson slammed the casting and was especially not pleased with her character’s portrayal by Kidman.

“Hard to see your own story faked,” the current Chair of the Miss America Organization tweeted Monday, apparently knocking the choice to use the 51-year-old Oscar-winner to play her part.

She doubled down on her opinion as Twitter users responded to her criticism.

Carlson had responded to reports about the movie and Kidman’s role earlier this year, saying she hoped “the true story is depicted.”

She also told People magazine in an earlier interview that she would have to wear “really, really, really high heels” if she stepped out on to the red carpet with Kidman, who is much taller.

While the 52-year-old former “Fox & Friends” host got some sympathetic reactions on Twitter, many others were not as supportive of her criticism.

Frieda Powers


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