Margot Robbie took Tonya Harding to this year’s Golden Globes; the actress spoke about the pair’s night out on the town as she appeared on Monday’s “Late Late Show”.
The 27-year-old, who plays the former figure skater in her movie “I, Tonya”, said that she ended up being overshadowed at the star-studded ceremony because Harding didn’t care whom she approached to say hello.
Robbie told host James Corden: “She was so fun to have there. Tonya anyway is very unapologetic about who she is and that’s kind of liberating sometimes. Especially if you’re at a fancy event because she was not afraid to go up to anyone and say hi and get a picture.”
The Aussie actress went on to say Harding, 47, who was banned from skating after pleading guilty to hindering the prosecution after the infamous attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, had even approached Meryl Streep and didn’t have a clue who Sharon Stone was.
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Robbie’s appearance comes after she spoke to The Guardian about covering domestic violence in the newly released movie, which has seen the actress bag her first Oscar nomination.
“Oh, from the get-go, from the second I read the script,” she explained, “I worried about the handling of the domestic violence and how we would achieve a specific tone.”
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The film shows the alleged abuse Harding suffered at the hands of her mother LaVona and ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.
This is the first time Robbie, who recently looked as stunning as ever on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, has played a leading lady in a film, with her telling the paper: “It’s a big step, playing a lead, a step I’ve been hesitant to make.
“All the weight of the film rests on your shoulders. And if it doesn’t work? It’s that much harder for you to get a lead role again – especially if you’re a woman.”
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