Menu
Entertainment

Margot Robbie reveals her toughest role yet

Margot Robbie covers W Magazine.
Margot Robbie covers W Magazine. Craig McDean / W Magazine

AUSSIE actor Margot Robbie has revealed she had "tears streaming down my face" behind the scenes of her role as ice queen Tonya Harding.

The 27-year-old told W Magazine she did not realise the pain that came along with figure skating.

"I did four months of training, five days a week, four hours a day. On Christmas Eve, I was at the rink. And now I actually really miss it," she said.

"I kept my ice skates - but I said goodbye to a whole world of pain that I didn't realise came along with figure skating."

"There's no padding when you hit the ice. Our choreographer was never sympathetic. When I fell, she was like, 'Come on, get up. Let's go.' One time I had a huge fall, and she said, 'That was a real skater fall, and you can have a minute.' I was so proud, with tears streaming down my face."

Australian actor Margot Robbie poses for W Magazine.
Australian actor Margot Robbie poses for W Magazine. Craig McDean / W Magazine

Robbie said after playing Tonya she had the opportunity to see things from her character's perspective.

"The more I became Tonya, the more I saw things from her point of view. I'm on her side 100 per cent," she told the publication.

"I don't think she did anything but be different from what the world wanted. There are cool misfits, and then there is Tonya. She didn't fit in. And I love that."

Robbie plays disgraced former Olympic ice skater Tonya, who was convicted of a plot to attack her rival, champion skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Ice skater Tonya Harding (left) infamously plotted to attack her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Ice skater Tonya Harding (left) infamously plotted to attack her rival Nancy Kerrigan. News Limited

Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee in 1994 - just one month before the Winter Olympics - leaving her unable to compete.

It was later revealed that Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard engineered the attack. Harding long denied her involvement but was eventually convicted of hindering the investigation into the incident.

She received three years' probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $160,000 fine - and was ultimately banned from the US Figure Skating Association for life.

Topics:  celebrity margot robbie movies

News Corp Australia


Rocky students' big ideas to spread mental health awareness

FORWARD THINKERS: Rockhampton High students Shenae Fray and Ashton Maggiotto work on their project with fellow students Tess Hill, Leyland Walters and Joshua Malick.

High school students participate in Young Change Agents course

Storm warning issued for parts of Central Queensland

STORM WARNING: The BOM has issued a warning to those in the yellow region.

Be sure to make adequate preparations if you're in the affected area

BREAKING: Fire crews tackle solar panel fire on Cap Coast

UNDER CONTROL: Fire crews rushed to tackle a fire at Pacific Heights this afternoon.

A neighbour reported solar panels were 'billowing black smoke'.

Local Partners

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

HE’S played the iconic Alf Stewart for 30 years — but now, Home and Away’s Ray Meagher is working on a new project.

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

Rich Binning and Barry Brisco from Puppetry of the Penis.

It takes a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release