Margot Robbie's Look Has Drastically Changed for Her Role as Tonya Harding, Check Out Some Set Photos
Last year it was announced that Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie would be taking on the role of Olympic skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming film I, Tonya. Thanks to some recently released set photos, we have our first look at the actress as Harding, and as you can see, her look has drastically changed! That doesn't even look like Robbie! It's crazy how much she looks like Harding. Check out the photos embedded below, and if you want some additional information on Harding and the film, I included that below as well.
Harding rose to the top of figure skating glory from a poor and rough childhood. She was the first woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions, and it led her to winning the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and coming in second in the World Championships.
In 1994, she was set to compete in the Olympic Games in Lillehammer against Nancy Kerrigan. That's when her life took a weird turn. Harding's husband and a couple of other thugs were hired to attack Kerrigan and break her leg. Luckily for her, they sucked at their job and only bruised her leg, then they got caught, and Harding's husband turned against her to try and stay out of jail.
That year, Kerrigan won the Silver Medal and Harding finished eighth as her life was taking a dive into the abyss. As information on the scandal unfolded, Harding was stripped of her 1994 championship, and the USFSA banned her from figure skating for life.
The script was written by Steven Rogers, who apparently did "extensive interviews with both Harding and Gillooly, capturing the absurdity of what happened but also the tragic part of the Harding saga, and trying to come from nothing to prominence in a sport where most of the competitors are the children of wealthy families that can afford all the ice time and trainers needed to get to that high a level."
The film also has a great director by the name of Craig Gillespie, who previously brought us films such as Lars and the Real Girl, the Fright Night remake, Million Dollar Arm, and The Finest Hours.