Is Kayla Pospisil a Real Person? Margot Robbie Plays Her in ‘Bombshell’

The movie Bombshell is based on the Fox News scandal involving former CEO Roger Ailes and while the film features many real-life people, there’s also some fiction involved.

Margot Robbie‘s character Kayla Pospisil is not a real person, but instead is a composite of multiple real people.

The filmmakers behind the movie “spoke to about 20 people with a connection to Fox, including multiple women bound by confidentiality agreements,” according to THR.

“We have all taken an oath to protect our sources,” Charlize Theron, who starred in and produced the movie, said. “But we tried to communicate as much as we could with everybody. Yeah, I’ll just say that.”

Director Jay Roach explained that they created Kayla as a way of protecting people who had signed NDAs.

“We’re not revealing the people we talk to. We’re trying to protect them,” he told IndieWire. “We talked to some real people … It was the weather lady who was still working at Fox when we started the movie and was undercover, almost like a whistleblower. But [Janice Dean] slipped the names to Megyn and Megyn did help get them to come forward.”

READ MORE: Megyn Kelly Reacts to Watching Charlize Theron Play Her in ‘Bombshell’

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