Aussie actress Margot Robbie has totally transformed herself for a new movie role playing disgraced American ice-skater Tonya Harding.
The 26 year old actress was photographed on the set of film ‘I, Tonya’ on Monday and looked eerily similar to Harding dressed in high-waisted jeans with a jumper tucked in. Robbie also looked to be wearing prosthetics to look more like the skater.
[NEW] Margot Robbie on set of her upcoming film “I, Tonya” today! She looks unrecognizable ? pic.twitter.com/Mh7cANzauI
— best of margot (@bestofmargot) January 16, 2017
The film covers the 1994 incident in which Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired a hitman to injure Harding’s rival Nancy Kerrigan in the weeks leading up to the 1994 winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
The hitman brutally clubbed Kerrigan in the knee while she was leaving practice in Detroit in an attempt to break her leg. The aftermath was captured on videotape, in which an injured, distraught Kerrigan cries “Why me?” Kerrigan ended up still making the Olympic team, however, and finished with the silver medal, while Harding ultimately fumbled after her lace broke and finished in 8th place.
Harding and her husband Gillooly, who split in 1993, accepted a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony against Harding and was released from prison a year later in 1995. Harding avoided jail time by pleading guilty to hindering the prosecution. She received three years probation, 500 hours of community service, a $160,000 fine and was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
The film is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2018 and also stars Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as LaVona Golden and Paul Walter Hauser as Shawn Eckhardt. The role of Kerrigan has yet to be announced.
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