Mark S. Allen gets to talk to a lot of the movie stars, and always asks the more atypical questions and really tries to get down into the unusual or personal side of the stars. That’s when we found out about what Margot Robbie felt when she first saw herself in character for the new “I, Tonya” movie.
If you’ve never heard about the movie, it’s based on the events leading up to – and after – the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. It goes into the life of Tonya before skating, following her rise to fame as champion figure skater. In investigations following the attack, it was determined that Tonya knew about the attack beforehand, but did nothing to prevent it, which resulted in Nancy having to withdraw from the national championship that year. That’s the quick version.
When asked about what she felt when she first saw herself as Tonya Harding (with the fashion and hairstyle), Margot Robbie said that she recognized certain features from her family. She felt “transformed,” saying that she saw her mother in her face, as well as her 10-year-old nephew. When you see the pictures of how she looked, or how she looked in the movie in general, you’ll understand why she said she sort of looked like a boy. But wearing the clothes and having the hairstyle (complete with braces as well), she says that she really felt like she was in that time, and really didn’t feel like herself. Listen to the interview below: