Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Margot Robbie Joins the Real Tonya Harding at 'I, Tonya' LA Premiere

Margot Robbie Joins the Real Tonya Harding at 'I, Tonya' LA Premiere

I, Tonya is a darkly comedic drama, written by Steven Rogers (Hope Floats, Stepmom), that tells the tale of a talented sport star whose success is destroyed by her troubled childhood, her mother's abuse and her stormy relationships.

Margot Robbie struck a pose with disgraced former figure skater Tonya Harding at the Los Angeles premiere of "I, Tonya" on Tuesday. This gripping film, directed by Graig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night), has not yet been released in South Africa but has already received various nominations from film festivals across the globe, including Best Feature Film and Best Actress at the Gotham Awards in November 2017, as well as Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Female and Best Editing (Tatiana S. Riegel) by the Independent Spirit Awards, taking place in March 2018.

One time, when I was in my bratty teen years, my mum came in and asked "Can you help me get the snake out of the house?' I said "Mum, I'm really busy on msn, no" and she said 'It's a really big one.' I was still like 'no, ' then ten minutes later I thought 'She hasn't come back in the house". "My achievement is producing this film and having a producing deal with a major studio-that is my achievement'". "I thought I was going to meet her to placate her, but really she was more anxious about me-how I was doing with the ice-skating, how I was doing with the fame at a young age". I don't think she did anything but be different from what the world wanted. Nancy Kerrigan recovered from her injury and won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics. It will be released in Australia on February 15. The film mocks the skater as much as it praises her, but the film never drifts into cruel, hit-job territory, much due to Robbie's ability to keep the character grounded and sympathetic.

Robbie, 27, was initially joined on the red carpet by her husband, Tom Ackerley. "And you miss out on a lot of things, like you rarely go on holidays, you miss everyone's weddings, everyone's birthdays".

"I'm thrilled with where I'm at in my career", she added.

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