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Last night (October 9), ‘I, Tonya’ had it’s US premiere during the Hamptons International Film Festival 2017. The film closed the festival, and Margot and the cast and crew was in attendance! She looked breathtaking at the red carpet, wearing a beautiful dress by Christian Dior (Spring 2018 Collection). Our gallery has been updated with 84 high quality photos from the premiere, and make sure to keep checking our twitter account for more additions.

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Margot is a highly desired cover girl these days, and following her Wonderland Magazine spread, she’s now covering the upcoming November issue of W Magazine! The cover has already been released, and can be seen in our gallery. The spread comes with a brand new – and great – interview, which you can read below. She was photographed by Craig McDean, and we already have the first outtakes of the photoshoot! Find links and previews below.

When Margot Robbie read the script for I, Tonya, a biopic of the notorious ice skater Tonya Harding, she assumed the story was complete fiction. “I thought the writer was so quirky and crazy to come up with this stuff,” she told me, still looking a bit astonished by the strange twists in Harding’s life. (In 1994, the skater was famously implicated in a plot to take down her nemesis Nancy Kerrigan after a man attacked Kerrigan with a baton.) We were on location for the W shoot in Snug Harbor, a bucolic Staten Island enclave founded in the early 1800s as a haven for old sailors. There was something appealingly run-down and shabby about the setting, but Robbie, who is 27, is a glow-y girl: With blond hair and an engaged manner, she can’t help but shine.

Which is why it is so remarkable that Robbie was able to completely disappear into Harding’s decidedly darker persona. A self-described redneck from Oregon, Harding was the antithesis of the traditional superstar figure skater. She was rough and flashy, and her skating was powerful and athletic rather than graceful and balletic. Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard, Shawn Eckardt, were ultimately charged with criminal conspiracy to commit assault. While Kerrigan recovered from her injuries in time to compete in the ’94 Olympics, the incident propelled Harding to tabloid infamy and effectively ended her skating career.

“I was 4 years old and living in Australia at the time,” Robbie said. “The news did reach Australia, but I didn’t know about it.”
Riveted by the script, Robbie immediately agreed to star in and produce the film—despite that fact that she had never figure skated in her life. “I did four months of training, five days a week, four hours a day,” she recalled. “On Christmas Eve, I was at the rink. And now I actually really miss it. I kept my ice skates—but I said goodbye to a whole world of pain that I didn’t realize came along with figure skating.”

Not only did Robbie have to be believable on the ice, she also had to take on the even more difficult challenge of assuming Harding’s accent and physique. “Once I put on the wig, which altered my hairline, and bleached my eyebrows, I started to see Tonya,” Robbie said. “The hardest part was losing my natural laugh. It needed to be Tonya’s laugh. I couldn’t do a triple axel like Tonya, but I was able to master her laugh.”

Harding’s life, by her own account, was violent: In the film, her mother (played brilliantly by Allison Janney) physically abuses her, as does Gillooly (played by Sebastian Stan). “I worried that after some of the fight scenes we would never win the audience back,” Robbie told me. “When we screened the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the whole audience gasped when Gillooly hit her. But six minutes later, he did something kind, and the audience went, ‘Ahhh!’ ”

Robbie paused. “That was interesting to me, and explains something about the insidious nature of domestic violence: The audience forgave him so quickly. So how could you blame Tonya for going back to him?” | READ FULL INTERVIEW AT W MAGAZINE

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The updates continue! Thanks to my kind friend Maria, we have additional production stills and a new promotional photo for “Goodbye Christopher Robin”! Margot looks so beautiful in these. The film is currently in cinemas, so make sure to go and check it out if you haven’t seen it already.

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Back on October 2, Margot jetted to Oslo (Norway) for the Nissan’s Futures 3.0 – The Car and Beyond event. Here they announced the new Nissan Sustainability projects, which you can read more about in our previous post. She wore a Zimmerman Lace Cami top and Folly Dapper Skirt, as well as some amazing heels by the same brand. You can read more about her outfit, and find out where to purchase the items, at our partner Instagram Account Dress Like Margot.

Jenna added photos from the event to our photo gallery a few days ago, and below you can check out a video of Margot speaking at the event. She talks about Nissan’s new electric vehicle, and also outlines some of the projects she is working on with the car manufacturer.

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, Nissan

Hello Margot fans! You all probably remember that we announced Margot was the new ambassador for Nissan Electric Vehicles back in February. A new promotional campaign for their Nissan Leaf have been released, and we have the first photos and video! Despite her long hair showing it was filmed a while back, it was first released for the Nissan’s Futures 3.0 Event held in Oslo, Norway on October 2 (stay tuned for more information on this event later today). I have added the photoshoot and screen captures from the video to our gallery, and you can check out the video below.

Nissan is proud to return with a new and exciting video starring our ambassador for Electric Vehicles and Intelligent Mobility, actress Margot Robbie. One question remains though, which world record is she about to set? It’s up to you to watch and find out.
Margot Robbie is supporting three new sustainability pilot projects that aim to harness the skills, ingenuity and experience of Nissan’s global workforce to target the vital areas of energy access and disaster relief.

From flat screens to smartphones, home energy storage to smart cars, the world is turning electric. Yet still around 1.3 billion people live without access to the power the rest of us take for granted. So, actor Margot Robbie is teaming up with Nissan to help build brighter, electric future for everyone.

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About a week ago, we announced that Margot was filming an episode of “The Graham Norton Show” alongside Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Their episode will air this friday (September 29), and we finally have the first official stills! The episode is the season premiere, and it will air on the BBC at the program’s regular time slot of 10.35pm. For American viewers, the episode will air a week later, on October 6 at TEN in the US. Stay tuned for screen captures and videos this weekend!

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, Talk Shows

Hello Margot fans! You better be sitting down for this, because warning; extreme gorgeousness ahead… I am sure you all remember that we told you Margot would grace the cover of Wonderland Magazine’s 2017 autumn issue a couple of days ago, and now we finally have the first scans and outtakes! This is one of Margot’s most colorful and fierce photoshoots to date, and I am absolutely in love with it. Unfortunately the scans are rather small and grainy, but we will replace these with high quality scans as soon as the magazine arrives in my mail. The outtakes are however beautifully clear, and definitely one of our new favorite Margot shoots – hurry over to our gallery and start browsing all the pretty.

Once we get clearer versions of the scans, I will transcribe the interview for you and add it to our press archive. Make sure to stay tuned at our site and our twitter account for updates in the coming days.


Labels: Gallery, Magazine Scans, Photoshoots

We finally have an official confirmation – ‘I, Tonya’ gets a 2017 release date, qualifying it for the next year’s awards race! The film will open in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 8, with a platform rollout that will continue into January. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news a couple of minutes ago, and you can read it in full below. I have also replaced one of the portraits Margot did for them during the Toronto Film Festival with a high quality version – check it out here.

The Hollywood Reporter – The upstart distributor Neon will open the film in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 8, with a platform rollout continuing into January. I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie’s hilarious and devastating Tonya Harding biopic, is officially joining the race to the 90th Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The film, which stars Margot Robbie (who also is one of its producers), had its world premiere on Sept. 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where, three days later, it became the fest’s highest-profile acquisition, selling to Tom Quinn and Tim League’s Neon for $5 million (over an even larger bid by Netflix).

After catching I, Tonya in Toronto, I wrote: “In the hands of a competent distributor, Robbie could well land a best actress nomination — she wouldn’t be the first beautiful actress to ‘de-glam’ and/or produce her own project and get recognized for doing so (see: Charlize Theron and 2003’s Monster). As for [Allison] Janney, she seems to me like a slam-dunk for a best supporting actress nom [for her portrayal of Harding’s mother] — which would be her first-ever Academy recognition, and hugely deserved.”

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