Playing Tonya was liberating: Margot Robbie
The actor who has got an Academy Awards nomination for her role in the biopic opens up about playing the real life character
Actor Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding "liberating" because she had taken on some of her "unapologetic" traits. Robbie played the disgraced American Olympic figure skater in the biopic I, Tonya, which earned her a Best Actress nomination at the upcoming Oscars.
She admits that Harding is a controversial person, but there are aspects of her personality which she admires. "The fact that we are even going to the Oscars with this film is like ‘Tonya Harding going to the Olympics'. I feel like people are going to say, 'How did you riff-raff get into this prestigious event?'"
"It's symbolic of Tonya's journey and being like, 'Forget it. I'm here. Take it or leave it.' What made people find Tonya abrasive was that she was unapologetic about who she was. That's why playing her was so liberating, because I'm someone who is constantly apologising. I hate that about myself," she signs off.