TIME OUT NEW YORK – In I, Tonya—as high-octane and thrilling as biopics come—Margot Robbie skates into the role of a lifetime
Stamina, flair, toughness: Anyone who tells you acting isn’t a lot like playing sports hasn’t spent much time doing either. Ever since holding her own against a manic Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie could never be confused for anything less than a fearless competitor. But her latest performance seriously ups the ante: As the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding—forever tarnished by her association with the 1994 off-ice attack on Nancy Kerrigan—the 27-year-old actor pulls off one of the most daring feats of empathy of the year. Directed by Craig Gillespie and coproduced by Robbie herself, I, Tonya is a supercharged Scorsesian rise-and-fall sports movie: trashy, funny, devastating and anchored by a star turn that will be talked about long beyond awards season. Born in Australia before living in Brooklyn, London and most recently Los Angeles, Robbie calls herself a gypsy; “home” is a free-floating concept for her. During a relatively quiet moment before the Oscar whirlwind, we connected with Robbie to talk about lacing up for 17-hour shooting days, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the enigma at the heart of her latest triumph.
Yesterday, Margot attended the I, Tonya premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California (December 5). I, Tonya hits theaters from December 8!
Margot talks about growing up in Australia, being around lots of venomous snakes, Outback Steakhouse, her first job at 10 years old, her new movie I,Tonya and she has a beer with Guest Host Chris Pratt.
Margot attended the California Film Institute premiere of I, Tonya at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (December 2).
Margot recently attended the I, Tonya New York premiere at Village East Cinema (November 28). Check out some of the photos below!
Margot attended IFP’s 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City (November 27).