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Margot Robbie Confesses She Didn’t Know ‘I, Tonya’ Was a True Story

Margot Robbie Confesses She Didn’t Know ‘I, Tonya’ Was a True Story


Margot Robbie didn’t know her new movie I, Tonya was based on a real-life story.

The 27-year-old actress 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, but Margot has admitted she wasn’t initially aware of the dramatic story.

Speaking to Variety, Margot confessed: “I didn’t realize 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.”

Meanwhile, Margot recently revealed she got carried away during filming and ended up punching her co-star Sebastian Stan in the head.

The blonde beauty admitted the fight scene became so intense, it was ultimately cut it from the finished movie.

Sat alongside her co-star, Margot said: “Craig kind of on the day was like, ‘Just do whatever in the moment,’ and we got so carried away that I genuinely forgot that we were on a film set and that I wasn’t Tonya and that he wasn’t Jeff Gillooly. We got into, like a brawl. He slams my hand into the door. And I ended up storming off down the street, which was, like, the end of set, so I was just on the road in the real world. And [Stan was] coming after me, screaming, ‘Where are you going?’ I think you even said, ‘Margot,’ and I said, ‘I’m going to the hospital because you broke my hand!’ And I was so caught up in it and I think I punched you in the side of the head! That ended up being my favorite scene because I forgot that I was acting, and nothing makes more exhilarated when I genuinely forget where I am.”

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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