Margot Robbie stars as disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding in the critically acclaimed film “I, Tonya” and the actress is now revealing what it’s like playing a real-life person in a movie.
Robbie, 27, who also starred in “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”, and “Suicide Squad”, opens up about the flick during an interview with ELLE magazine.
Explaining her latest part was slightly scarier than other projects, Robbie, who looks as stunning as ever in the accompanying photoshoot, shares: “Playing Tonya [Harding], who’s very much alive and is widely documented, can be more intimidating.”
The Aussie star also speaks about making the move into directing. She insists acting would always hold a special place in her heart, but did admit she’s ready for a change.
Robbie tells the mag, “I still love acting. But I’ve spent the last 10 years on a film set, and I realized that if I am pouring my heart and soul into a film, I want to be one of those voices in the conversation making decisions.”
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Robbie, who stars in “I, Tonya” alongside Caitlin Carver, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney, goes on to reveal the first highlight of her career was buying a charm for her bracelet with her very first paycheque. She also admits she’s desperate to master the art of fire-twirling. Read more from her interview here.
“I, Tonya” is in theatres now.