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TIFF 2017: Margot Robbie didn't know Tonya Harding's story was real

DNWEB25973 | 9/14/2017 | Author : DNA Web Team | WC :209



Playing the famed figure skater, Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya,' Robbie found the story even more fascinating after finding out that it's based on real life events.
Australian actor Margot Robbie said she didn't know her new movie I, Tonya was based on a real-life story.
Margot, 27, stars as former American ice skater Tonya Harding - who pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution following an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994 - in the Craig Gillespie-directed film.
Speaking to Variety, Margot said, "I didn't realise it was a true story. I thought it was complete fiction, just a wacky story. And then I found out it was all true and I was even more fascinated."
Director Gillespie added that Robbie was a
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