Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Margot Robbie poses with Tonya Harding on 'I, Tonya' red carpet

Margot Robbie poses with Tonya Harding on 'I, Tonya' red carpet

Sebastian Stan plays Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly in the film, and told People: "I don't know if I should even say "Hi" to [Tonya], I mean, I play Jeff!"

Tonya Harding joined Margot Robbie, who portrays her in I, Tonya, at the premiere in L.A. on Tuesday, December 5. He accompanied the song with an essay, "Tonya Harding, My Star", where he revealed about wanting to write a song about the disgraced figure skater since seeing her at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. "She's a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so unusual, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American".

Last month, director Craig Gillespie brought the tragic true story of Tonya Harding-a former Olympian with a legacy tainted by an unforgivable scandal-back into the spotlight with his film I, Tonya.

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Robbie plays Harding - who was ban from staking after she conspired with her ex-husband and bodyguard [Jeff Gillooly] to break fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan's legs ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics - in the bio/sport drama.

He details Harding's underdog rise to the top of the figure skating world, the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident, and her subsequent fall from grace -ultimately dubbing her "America's sweetheart with a dark twist". When Tonya and Gillooly got married, they filmed themselves having sex on their wedding night and produced one of the first-ever celebrity sex tapes (which they sold to Penthouse for $200,000 each). "But the more I became Tonya, the more I saw things from her point of view". The actress previously opened up to W about the fascinating experience of meeting Harding for the first time before I, Tonya began filming, which she felt was integral to fully understanding her essence and character. "I hope the same can be said of us all".

"Tonya shines bright in the pantheon of American history simply because she never stopped trying her hardest", Stevens writes.

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