Despite their tumultuous past, Megyn Kelly is ready to sit down with President Donald Trump.
PEOPLE caught up with Kelly, 46, ahead of the premiere of her news magazine show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, and the incoming NBC anchor opened up about what fans can expect from the broadcast.
First up, there begs the question of whether Kelly would have the president as a guest on the show — considering she found herself at the center of a public spat with Trump, 70, throughout much of his 2016 campaign.
“Heck yes,” she said without hesitation. “We would not say no to the sitting president. Although, I don’t think that’s how we’re starting it — that’s not how we’re going to kick it off.”
So how are they kicking things off? PEOPLE can confirm interviews on the show include Russian President Vladimir Putin, author J.D. Vance, and Dancing with the Stars co-host Erin Andrews.
“She is strong. That woman has had to deal with a lot and to hear her tell it and to get into the specifics, many of which we’ve never heard before, is just … I mean, you’ll be glued to your seat,” says Kelly of Andrews, who will be opening up about her stalker ordeal and cancer diagnosis. “I wasn’t able to move at the end of her recitation of all that had happened.”
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“[The Kelly File] was one-dimensional for me,” she says. “People who know me know me as much softer than the person I was in cable news, and more emotional in some ways, and I would say more spiritual. I think the beauty of this show, and frankly, the entire NBC opportunity, is that I’m going to be able to tap into all of that and feel just more well-rounded.”
“I’ll put it to you this way: It was very, very rare that I ever cried on Fox News — I think it happened twice in my 12 years there. And I’ve already cried repeatedly [at NBC]!” she says with a laugh. “I’m just a hot mess over here. But it’s been lovely. The chance to feel emotion is always welcome in our jobs, so it’s really been enriching for me.”
Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly premieres Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.