It would be fair to suggest that Margot Robbie has not embarked on anything this bold in her brief but highly successful Hollywood career. Playing controversial figure skater and two-time Olympian Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. The picture casts the Australian in the lead role as she embarks on an incredible physical transformation. Therefore looking lightyears away from her roles in titles like Focus, The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad.
Spotted on set this Monday, Robbie was sporting a body suit, a curly blonde wig and a marbled blue sweater. And let's not ignore those classic 90s jeans that reach waist high. This feature is the first the actress has worked on since tying the knot with longtime boyfriend Tom Ackerley.
Disgraced Skater One Of The Biggest Scandals In The 90s
Before online trolling, cyber terrorism or financial collapse were serious threats to worry about, characters like O.J. Simpson and Tonya Harding stole the headlines on the nightly news. In 1994 it would be her skating rival Nancy Kerrigan who would be brutally beaten when hit-man Shane Stant went to town on her knee with a baton. Only for it to be revealed that ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (to be played by Sebastian Stan) organized the assault on Harding's behalf.
Banned from skating for life following the hit as well as copping a large fine, Harding's life spiraled out of control. Things became more interesting with the release of a sex tape to Penthouse. And that was prior to embarking on a brief boxing career. While the skater avoided prison, Kerrigan went on to win silver at the Games she was supposed to miss by not breaking any bones, botching the hit and her career in one swoop.
Margot Makes New Forbes Top List
The publication Forbes loves to make a list and their latest offering was the most influential people under 30. Naturally 26-year old Margot Robbie was likely to feature, having been a major player in the DC blockbuster Suicide Squad with an ensemble cast, featuring in The Legend of Tarzan,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Terminal, Z for Zachariah and Focus - all in the last 24 months alone.
While the remainder of the list features the likes of Kylie Jenner and Hillary Duff, Robbie will be a hot favorite to stay on the most influential under 30 category until she hits the big three-zero. Now the newly wed is branching out her arsenal via I, Tonya, and the 2018 flick should be well worth watching if her previous work is any guide.