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Margot Robbie poses with Tonya Harding on 'I, Tonya' red carpet

Margot Robbie poses with Tonya Harding on 'I, Tonya' red carpet

Janney portrayed Harding's mother, LaVona Fay Golden, in the film, while Stan played Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, who famously hired a hitman to attack Nancy Kerrigan.

Stevens has shared two different versions of the single "Tonya Harding", and in an essay on the figure skater, he writes that he's been trying to write a song about Harding since he first saw her skate in 1991. "She's a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so odd, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American".

The makeup department on the film also used wigs, prosthetics (to show weight gain), fake braces and Harding's signature black eyeliner on Robbie to help her channel the troubled former athlete, especially during skating match and interview scenes.

"Margot's eyes smile, they're built that way", makeup artist Deborah LaMia Denaver told Vanity Fair Tuesday of Robbie's "I, Tonya" makeunder. Harding herself pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder the prosecution.

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Tonya and Margot met during filming - the skater gave the actress a few tips.

Despite being clubbed in the knee, Kerrigan, 48, eventually recovered and ended up winning a silver medal at the Olympics.

In the accompanying essay, Stevens describes Harding's heroic rise into figure-skating stardom and her disgraceful demise in the career, as well as what she accomplished after she was banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association: producing one of the first-ever celebrity sex tapes, serving a stint in boxing, starting a band, racing vintage automobiles and even saving a life.

While Robbie and Harding looked perfectly cozy, her co-stars didn't know how to approach the polarizing skater. But I believe this is what made her so interesting, and a true American hero. At the end of the day, Tonya Harding was just an ordinary woman with extraordinary talent and a tireless work ethic who set out to do her very best.


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