Gretchen Carlson’s breaking into the movie biz! Last week, she went to New Mexico to shoot “Persecuted,” a Christian-based thriller in which she plays none other than a TV show anchor!

“This is really tough guys. It’s totally different than doing Fox and Friends. You know some people would be intimidated to come on our set and ad-lib for three hours […] but when you have to memorize scripts, I can’t tell you how difficult it was!” she said.

The movie is set to premiere in New York in January.