In case you’re unaware, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in the upcoming film Bombshell, slated for release this December. And with awards season right around the corner, the three actresses have already started promoting it. On Tuesday, they stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and because Ellen likes to make things lots of fun and a little uncomfortable for her guests, she figured she’d focus on Charlize’s dating life.
Ellen set up the game “Who Would You Rather?” but customized it for “shockingly single” Charlize — and got a little help from Nicole and Margot. First up was Drake vs. The Weeknd (go, Canada!), and while Theron thought she was too old for the former Degrassi actor — who, funnily enough, is three years older than Abel — it was The Weeknd who won that round thanks to a push from Kidman and Robbie, who called the “Call Out My Name” singer “really nice.” Drake was then replaced by This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, whom the audience adored, so he took that round. Trevor Noah took over The Weeknd’s spot, but Theron called The Daily Show host and fellow South African “her brother,” which seemed like a good reason to get rid of him. But Ellen wanted to keep things icky, so she kept him around and replaced Milo with Jake Gyllenhaal. After a few more options, Ellen pulled out what she thought were the big guns: Michael B. Jordan vs. Lenny Kravitz. And, granted, matching with either of those men is a win — just not when one of the women present used to be involved with one of the dudes on the screen.
What many people don’t know — including DeGeneres, apparently — is that Kidman and Kravitz used to date. Not only that, but they were engaged at one point. Charlize eventually made the connection, which made Nicole squirm a bit and Ellen and Margot’s jaws drop. But Kidman is a professional, not to mention happily married to Keith Urban, so she recovered quickly, telling her co-star what she really thinks of the prospect of her and Lenny hooking up.
DeGeneres quickly replaced Kravitz with Brad Pitt, to whom Theron was recently — and, sadly, falsely — linked. Even Charlize joked about that, saying they were in “an entire relationship that I didn’t even know about.”
Theron, Kidman and Robbie eventually did discuss Bombshell, which centres on a mix of real and fictional women at Fox News — Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, Theron as Megyn Kelly, and Margot as a producer created for the movie — who take on the network’s (now-)late CEO, Roger Ailes. The movie hits theatres December 20.
After chatting about the movie the women took part in another game, this time “don’t burst my bubly,” and things got tense — in a hilarious way. Can these three always be on Ellen?