Entertainment Margot Robbie Was So Excited About Her I, Tonya Premiere Date: The Real Tonya Harding!

02:54  07 december  2017
02:54  07 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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Allison Janney et al. posing for a photo© Getty / Rich Fury

For the premiere of I, Tonya, leading lady Margot Robbie brought an unexpected date: Tonya Harding herself.

a woman holding a sign posing for the camera: Image© Getty / Vivien Killilea Image The subject of the dark comedy, which chronicles the former Olympian's rise to ice skating fame and brutal downfall, hit the red carpet arm in arm with Margot, who got into major shape to play the infamous ice skater.

They giggled in front of photographers and later posed with the rest of the cast, including Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan.

person standing in front of a sign: Image© Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez Image Although Margot clearly gets on well with Tonya, she actually didn't spend much time with her before filming began.

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"I didn't want to pull back anything in the performance and in the story," she explained during a Q&A at the Toronto Film Festival.

a woman standing next to a knife: Image© Getty / Vivien Killilea Image "Craig [Gillespie, who directed the movie] and I flew up to Portland and met with Tonya and we only spent a couple of hours with her, and I think it was better to keep it that way.

a group of people posing for the camera: Image© Getty / Vivien Killilea Image I think otherwise I would've probably had too much empathy for her."

It looks like the two of them have made up for lost time.

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Australian actress Margot Robbie, 27, wants her latest movie to start an important conversation about domestic violence. At first glance, it may not be what many were expecting from the movie which sees her tackle the role of Tonya Harding, an American figure skating champ who was banned from the sport after she organised a vicious attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan.

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