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From the premiere, which took place tonight, Margot did a number of interviews on the red carpet. As the first of these are uploaded, I have added screencaps to the gallery of two of these interviews; with ODE and another with The Upcoming.

Below are the links to view the screencaps, with the videos also posted.

   

Labels: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Interviews, Screencaps, Videos

The Independent has posted an exclusive video, detailing a behind the scenes look of the real life inspiration of Chrisopher Robin. Many people are familiar of the characters of Christopher, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger but the movie itself delves into the story of how those characters were created by A.A. Milne and the inspiration of his son.

The Independent posted this short article alongside the video:

We all know the Christopher Robin who populates the pages of A.A. Milne’s book, the friend to many creatures of the Hundred-Acre Wood.

But what of the real Christopher Robin? More precisely, Christopher Robin Milne, or as his family would often call him, Billy Moon. As a boy, Christopher Robin was gifted a teddy bear he named Edward; this toy, alongside a real Canadian bear named Winnipeg Milne saw at the London Zoo, became the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh.

Read the article in it’s entirety here.

I have added screencaps of Margot’s scenes in the video, where she chats about the actor Will Tilston who plays her on-screen son, Christopher.

   

Other news in relation to the movie, is that it shall also be presented at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the Hamptons International Film Festival. It shall be screened on the 13th October at 6.00pm. More information can be found here.

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Labels: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Interviews, Screencaps, Videos

While at TIFF, Margot, as we know, took part in many interviews to promote ‘I, Tonya’ but she also spoke about past projects, namely her role as Harley Quinn. As well as chatting about her transformation into Tonya Harding, Vanity Fair Editor, Krista Smith, also spoke to Margot about Harley and if/when we will see her again on movie screens.

I have made screencaps of the two interviews and you can also view the videos below.

   

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Labels: I Tonya, Interviews, Screencaps, Suicide Squad

EXTRA TV – The toast of the Toronto Film Festival for her performance as notorious skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” Margot Robbie opened up Friday about the film at the IMDb Studio at TIFF, hosted by The Visa Infinite Lounge.

“She was amazing about it,” Robbie gushed of Harding’s input. “I personally would not want someone to steal my life into 100-and-something pages, and she was so gracious, she was amazing about it — really, really amazing.”

Even though the black dramedy covers the bizarre 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Harding’s rival, at the hands of several of Harding’s associates — an incident that led to Harding pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder a prosecution and being banned for life from USFSA-run events — Harding apparently praised “I, Tonya.”

Margot said, “She was really complimentary about what we pulled off and she was really kind about my skating even though I am nowhere near as good as her nor I should be.”

Labels: I Tonya, Interviews, News & Articles

Phew, what a busy weekend! I hope you haven’t had enough just yet… Margot and the ‘I, Tonya’ gang visited Deadline’s studio on Friday to chat about the film, and we now have an article, video and two super pretty portraits. We learn that the film’s premiere drew great laughs and applause, and they call the film “one of the more refreshing pieces of cinema” at the Toronto Film Festival. Read on for more info, check out the video at the bottom and find the portraits in our gallery.

Portraits, videos, articles and more are trickling in every minute now, so make sure to stay updated in real time over at our twitter account. We will post everything here at the website as quickly as possible.

DEADLINE – One of the more refreshing pieces of cinema here at the Toronto Film Festival among the gravitas, and one of the more intriguing titles up for sale is I, Tonya, the comedy-drama that Margot Robbie produced and stars in as fallen Olympian figure skater Tonya Harding.

Last night’s premiere drew great laughs and applause with many buyers in attendance. If you thought Robbie could get ugly as the Joker’s g.f. Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, she takes grit to another level in I, Tonya as she escapes onscreen into Harding’s hard-nailed, trailer trash punk persona. Then there’s Allison Janney who does a complete 180 from her Emmy-winning turn on CBS’ Mom and steals the show playing a different kind of mom as Tonya’s chain-smoking, abusive, hysterically outspoken, fur-wearing matriarch LaVona.

“I love one of the first things that (screenwriter) Steven (Rogers) told me about this part when he said he wrote it for me was that I get to play this woman who lives in a trailer basically, wears a fur coat, and has a bird on her shoulder, I was like ‘I’m in! I’m in!’ I want to play this woman,” says Janney.

The tabloid incident about Harding, her husband Jeff Gillooly and their flunkies who conspired to injure rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan gets more than the Lifetime treatment in I, Tonya as we see Harding stripped down. She battled against a harsh upbringing, a violent husband and mother, and snobby skating judges, all to ensure that her skating talent shined. To this day, the two-time Olympian and two-time Skate America champion stands as the first female skater, and second overall, to complete the feat of a triple axel jump in competition.

In a little more than a year, Robbie and the pic’s producers Tom Ackerley and Bryan Unkeless got Steven Rogers screenplay for I, Tonya up and running and here to TIFF, a story that Deadline broke exclusively back in March of last year. In our above interview, the cast and creators breakdown their process. Rogers wrote his screenplay based off interviews with Harding and Gillooly, while director Craig Gillespie, Robbie, and Sebastian Stan got to meet the notorious reckless couple.

“I wanted to meet her to kind of say that I’m going to create a character. Wherever this film takes us, this is not me trying to replicate you,” says Robbie about Harding, “It was interesting to hear her perspective on things that we thought we knew. It’s always going to sound different from the person who it happened to.”

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We continue the string of different studio visits Margot and the ‘I, Tonya’ cast did during the weekend, and up next is Vanity Fair! During the festival, Margot has revealed that she actually didn’t know who Tonya Harding was before making this film. Maybe not so strange, considering she was about 4 years old when it happened – and she lived on a different continent. To VF, she explained how she went down an Internet rabbit hole of research to study every YouTube video of Harding she could find. Read more below, and you will find a beautiful portrait in our photo gallery here.

(Vanity Fair) – For millions of people, Nancy Kerrigan being attacked in January 1994 was a defining cultural moment and one of the most high-profile scandals in the history of American sports. But for Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who plays Tonya Harding in the upcoming Craig Gillespie-directed indie, I, Tonya, the controversy was totally foreign.

“I think I was about four years old when the incident took place,” the 27-year-old actress told Vanity Fair’s Krista Smith on Friday, hours before the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. “I was in Australia and totally unaware of the whole incident and the crazy controversy.”

“To be honest, when I read the script, I didn’t know who Tonya Harding was, and I didn’t realize it was a true story,” Robbie went on. (Steven Rogers wrote the screenplay.) “I thought it was entirely fictionalized and our writer Steve was so creative to come up with the quirky characters and absurd incidents.”

Robbie signed on to both star in and produce the project, diving down an Internet rabbit hole of research to study every YouTube video of Harding she could find. Robbie also underwent an elaborate makeover. The film’s hair and makeup team transformed the actress multiple times so she could convincingly portray Harding at a variety of ages, from 15 to 44. To round out the preparation, Robbie trained for four months with choreographer Sarah Kawahara—who, ironically, once worked with Kerrigan—hoping to elevate her leisure-skating skills so that she could realistically approximate the two-time Olympian.

“I played ice hockey at one point, but this was a whole new world of pain,” Robbie said, adding that she suffered a herniated disk in her neck while preparing for the role. One unforgettable moment during filming made Robbie realize just how talented Harding was—and how sad it was that her athletic talents were overshadowed by the attack on Kerrigan, which was partially masterminded by Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly.

“I don’t think I ever really appreciated [her talent] until we were figuring out how we were going to shoot the triple axel in the film,” Robbie said. The film’s director and producers assumed they could just hire a skate double to complete the stunt—even though Harding was the first American woman to perform a triple axel in competition. (After all, hadn’t the sport progressed significantly in the 23 years since the incident?) Then they were told that only six women in history had completed that complicated jump in competition—and none could double for Harding. (The filmmakers ultimately had to use visual effects to complete the scene.)

Gillespie has said that he hopes to humanize Harding with the film, showing that the figure skater, who had a tumultuous relationship with her mother, had lived a story much more tragic and complicated than what the media portrayed in its narrative.

Harding was aware of the film from the start, since Rogers had commissioned her life rights and interviewed both Harding and Gillooly before writing the script. After finishing the film, Gillespie, Rogers, and Robbie screened the movie for Harding, who was moved to both tears and laughter.

“I think it is a lot for someone to have the most traumatic events of their life encompassed in a two-hour film,” Robbie said. “I feel like you have to be very brave to let someone do that. I don’t know if I could do that, and she handled it incredibly.”

“I don’t know what I was expecting, but I had spent so many hours watching her every interview and every bit of skating,” Robbie said of her meeting with Harding. “I feel like I had done nothing but watch and listen to Tonya for the last year—so it was really weird to see that person literally in front of me. It was a bizarre experience. She was so kind. I was taken aback by how worried she was about me, weirdly. After all the things she has been through, she just kept asking if I was O.K.”

I, Tonya, which does not yet have a release date, co-stars Allison Janney as Harding’s mother, Julianne Nicholson as her coach, and Sebastian Stan as her ex-husband.

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During the Toronto International Film Festival, Margot and her co-stars will visit several different studios, do to interviews and portrait sessions for various magazines and websites. One of the many they dropped by was “The Wrap”, and below you can read their article! I have also added three beautiful portraits to our photo gallery.

(The Wrap) – ‘I, Tonya’ Star Margot Robbie Feared Movie’s Domestic Violence Was ‘Pushed Too Far’. “We actually spoke about the domestic violence a lot before shooting,” the “Suicide Squad” actress tells TheWrap.

In Miramax’s “I, Tonya,” Margot Robbie stars as disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, who became a household name after her ex-husband and bodyguard orchestrated a physical attack on her main competitor. But unbeknownst to many, Harding was also the victim of her ex’s violence.

“We actually spoke about the domestic violence a lot before shooting and especially when casting our Jeff,” Robbie told TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly. “It was so hard to find the person who could make the violence not seem premeditated and more reactionary, which is what Sebastian [Stan] did.”

Robbie, who also produced the film, was concerned that they had gone too far in telling the domestic violence angle of Harding’s story.

“All the way through preproduction, all the way through shooting — ‘Have we lost the audience now? Have we pushed too far? Is he still redeemable? Is she still redeemable?” she said. “Like, where is that line and how do we kind of walk along it?’”

She believes that breaking the fourth wall and having her character talk directly to the audience helped solve that problem. “I think, in that way, people were, like, ‘She’s fine. She’s talking to us.’ So it was a little easier to handle.”

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Margot sat down with Harpers Bazaar hours before her appearance at the Gotham Film Awards to speak about favorite looks, beauty, fitness and her upcoming role as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. The magazine has released on their website the interview, which you can read bellow!

Coming off the success of Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie is gearing up for her next big role as the infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic I, Tonya. But first, she has to learn how to shred some serious ice. We caught up with the Australian actress and face of Calvin Klein’s Deep Euphoria scent to discuss all things beauty and fitness just a few hours before she presented at the 2016 Gotham Film Awards.

HB: What has been your favorite red carpet beauty look so far?

MR: The Suicide Squad premiere in New York. I wore the McQueen unicorn dress and had the dark lip. That was by far my favorite.

HB: It was such a departure for you.

MR: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I always dress kind of monochromatic and very simple and all that kind of stuff. I saw that dress and I was like, it has a goddamn unicorn on it. I have to wear it. It’s the dopest thing I’ve ever seen.

HB: When you’re not with your glam squad, is there anything you’re good at doing yourself?

MR: I feel like I’m pretty good at doing my own makeup. I’ve watched a lot of people do my makeup, so I’ve been able to gauge what looks good and what doesn’t. I can do my makeup with three products and that’s done.

HB: What about your hair?

MR: I’ve got really shit hair so it’s kind of hard to do my hair well. I really need a hairstylist to do my hair if it’s going to look good. I have like three hairs left on my head. A hairstylist will come in and put all this fake hair in and it looks luscious and amazing. And I’m like, god, I feel a thousand times better. People are always like, ‘How do you have such healthy hair?’ I’m like, I don’t. My hair is snapped off, it’s shit, it’s gone, but hairstylists have suitcases full of fake hair and they make it look amazing.

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