There are fairly a couple of memorable Olympics moments which have occurred through the years. Relying on when numerous us have been born, we might or will not be aware of the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan saga, a narrative that started with the 2 ice skaters in competitors and ended when Harding’s ex-husband and others employed Shane Stant to assault Kerrigan. It is a story that’s being advised with the upcoming I, Tonya film, however star Margot Robbie did not consider the story was actual when she first learn the script. She lately admitted,
I assumed, this author is so kooky for developing with all of these things! After which I noticed it was a real story, and I used to be completely blown away.
To Margot Robbie’s credit score, Tonya Harding’s story is a fairly wild one. In January of 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was struck within the knee following a skating observe in Detroit. Her assailant was Shane Stant, a person who had been employed by Tony Hardin’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and Shawn Eckhardt, in order that Kerrigan wouldn’t make it to the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer that 12 months. As a result of Kerrigan’s knee wasn’t completely ruined, she was in a position to get well and each ladies competed on the Olympics that 12 months. Kerrigan nabbed the silver medal whereas Harding positioned eighth. Harding took a plea deal concerning the well-known incident.
After studying extra about Tonya Harding’s story and her affect on historical past and particularly the historical past of sports activities, she additionally advised the NY Post that she spent a very long time attempting to get into the thoughts house Tonya Harding was in through the occasions that happen in I, Tonya. She stated watching archival footage of Harding being on edge in interviews was “painful to observe.” She used that footage to get a grip on the character earlier than ultimately assembly Tonya Harding within the flesh.
The 2 are pretty chummy now. Margot Robbie has previously stated that she has “texted” with Tonya Harding and has discovered her to be “beautiful” and “understanding” relating to Robbie retelling her story. (Margot Robbie can be a producer on I, Tonya.) The 2 even spent a while collectively on the I, Tonya premiere the place they had a nice photograph opp and appeared to pal round a bit.
I, Tonya is a mixture of reality and fill within the dots, and you’ll see whether or not that makes for an enticing film this week, earlier than heavy vacation hitters like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are formally out. To search out out extra about what’s coming this vacation season, check out our full movies schedule, and if you have not seen footage for I, Tonya but, check it out.