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Margot Robbie talks playing Tonya Harding from 15 to 44 in 'I, Tonya'

Not only does Margot Robbie have the challenge of bringing to life notorious figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, but she also has to play her over a 29-year age span.

The film follows Harding from the age of three all the way through her forties, and Robbie plays her from 15-44.

“I’d never done that before. I mean, that’s a huge age span to jump between, especially when you’re doing an indie film you’re not shooting it chronologically,” she tells Mwbuzz. “Some days I was 15 for the first half of the morning, then I’d be 23, then I’d be 40 and then back to 15, so it took a lot of prep to keep that straight. But it was a wonderful challenge because you get to map out someone’s character arc over decades and you can kind of see what was their childhood was like, how did that influence the person they then became, how did the incident and her fame, for good and bad, influence the person she then became in her 40s.”

Robbie, who received SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her performance and won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, says the script immediately pulled her in. “I was captivated. It was a bizarre, unconventional, crazy, fun, sad script and it felt very original. It was like nothing else I’d ever read before,” she says. “Of course once I realized it was a true story, I was definitely hooked.”

From there, Robbie says the challenge was overcoming people’s assumptions about Harding, particularly while playing her over a significant span of time. “How do you make people forget what they think they already know and just get lost in the story?” she asks.

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Margot Robbie Reveals If She’s As Big Of A Badass As Tonya Harding: It’s Quite Admirable

Margot Robbie just gushed about taking on the role of Tonya Harding and if she’s as tough at the infamous ice skater!

Margot Robbie, 27, is having the best year ever! The gorgeous Australian actress is the star of I, Tonya, a biopic on the American ice skater Tonya Harding, 47, and her fall from grace after fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, 48, was attacked by associates of her then-husband Jeff Gillooly in 1994. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Margot on Jan. 13 where we asked her about taking on the challenging role and if she’s as tough as Tonya. Head here for loads more images of Margot looking incredible!

“I do not know if I am a badass,” Margot told HL. “Tonya the character definitely is. I mean she is very unapologetic about who she is and very willing to call out unfairness when she saw it. I think there is something quite admirable in that.” Tonya’s story is filled with serious hardship and no shortage of alleged domestic violence, which the real-life athlete overcame. That’s not including her mother LaVona “Sandy” Golden‘s allegedly brutal treatment of her, including an incident in which she reportedly threw a knife at her daughter.

Margot also revealed that, when she first read the script, she didn’t know that it was a true story! “Well I read the script initially as a producer but when I read the role I couldn’t see anything I had in common with her and that excited me,” she said. “I was just curious about her and why she did the things she did and said and then I found out she was a true-life person because I thought it was fiction when I first read it. I was intrigued with a brilliant script and then it being a true story it took a whole new meaning after that.” Clearly she found the role of a lifetime!

Mwbuzzers, are you loving Margot’s responses as much as us? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie & More: Best Makeup & Hair At Critics’ Choice Awards

Another day, another red carpet, and the stars really stunned at the Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 11. See the best beauty looks in pics below!

Hosted by Olivia Munn, the star-studded show took place live on January 11 from Santa Monica, California. It was a fabulous red carpet, as so many stars looked absolutely gorgeous. Olivia hit the carpet in a red hot dress, with her long hair styled in shiny waves. Her skin looked luminous! Unlike the Golden Globes, it was not a complete black out on the carpet, but some stars still wore black to show their support for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan brightened things up in a light pink Zuhair Murad dress with crystals all over. Her makeup was natural and beautiful, and her hair was in soft waves. Heidi Klum was in a nude gown with a deep V neckline. Her makeup was also nude and neutral — she was glowing! Her hair was parted in the center and styled in undone waves.

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot looked picture perfect thanks to Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend. He always knows how to give her the best looks! She’s also the new face of Revlon, so she hit the carpet wearing their makeup. She received the #SeeHer Award, which was presented to her by her Director Patty JenkinsGet Out star Allison Williams looked even more gorgeous than she naturally does with the help of Celebrity Stylist Peter Lux, who used Dove products in her hair. Hairstylist Bryce Scarlett coiffed “Best Actress” nominee Margot Robbie. Her role in I, Tonya is getting her a lot of attention, so thankfully her hairstyle, which was done with TRESemme products, was flawless. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig looked beautiful. Her hair was styled by John D., who used TRESemme products.

Jessica Biel’s hair was styled by Adir Abergel using Virtue products. He also created her look for the Golden Globes. Adir also styled Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan. Everyone looked magnificent on this important night! See more pics in the gallery attached!

Mwbuzzers, who had the best Critics’ Choice Awards makeup?

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BAFTA Nominations 2018: Margot Robbie & More — Full List

Awards season is in full swing! The BAFTA Film Award nominations were released on Jan. 9, and our faves like Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet, and more got nods. See the full list!

The 2018 BAFTA Film Awards will take place on Feb. 18, just a few short weeks before the Oscars. The Shape of Water leads with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour follow with 9 nominations each. Once again, there are no female directors nominated in the Best Director category.

However, many of our favorite actresses got nominated for Best Actress. While the Golden Globes splits the categories between drama and musical or comedy, the BAFTAs up the stakes. Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Frances McDormand, Annette Bening, and Sally Hawkins are nominated for Best Actress this year. Saoirse and Frances both won Golden Globes for their tremendous performances in Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Timothée Chalamet, the breakout performer in the critically acclaimed Call Me By Your Name, is up for both Best Actor and the EE Rising Star Award. See the full list of nominees below:

BEST FILM
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

BEST MAKEUP & HAIR
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST SOUND
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

EE RISING STAR AWARD
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

Mwbuzzers, who are you rooting for? Let us know!

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Golden Globes: Best Red Carpet Fashion Of All-Time — Margot Robbie & More

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards are here, and in honor of the big night, we’re looking back at some of the best red carpet looks from the show of all-time. See them here!

Awards season is officially underway with the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, and things are bound to be interesting when it comes to the red carpet this year. It’s expected that men and women will unite against harassment in Hollywood by wearing black to the show, and everyone is anxious to see what this means for the awards ceremony in the fashion department. Before we see what the stars, like Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain and more, wear for the 2018 show, though, we’re looking back at some of the best looks of all-time!

One of our favorite dresses from the 2017 Golden Globes was Blake Lively’s. She looked absolutely stunning in her black ensemble, which featured gold trim around the gold neckline and sleeves. The plunging style allowed Blake to put a classy amount of cleavage on display, and Blake completed the look with her hair in a sleek ponytail. And how about Emma’s 2017 dress?! She was absolutely gorgeous in her embellished gown, which made her look like a total winner — fitting, as she wound up taking home the award for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy for her role in La La Land!

There’s plenty more where these came from, too! From Jennifer Lawrence to Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez and many others, we rounded up the best Golden Globes red carpet fashion of all-time! Click through the gallery above to check ’em out. Oh, and of course, check back tonight for our full coverage of the Golden Globe Awards!

Mwbuzzers, who wore your favorite Golden Globes red carpet look of all-time?

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Is Margot Robbie Really Ice Skating in I, Tonya? The Answer Is Complicated


Margot Robbie has some big shoes (or should we say skates?) to fill as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, because let’s face it — regardless of where her morals lie, Harding was an incredible ice skater. Not only did she compete in two Winter Olympics, but she was also the first American woman to complete a triple axel in an international competition. So naturally, Robbie had to do some training on the ice before the cameras started rolling.

When the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, Robbie was asked about how much preparation she did for it, and she said, “Quite a bit, as much as we could possibly do before production started. I think I did about three or four months of skating, like five times a week for a couple of hours a day. Even if I had 10 years to practice, I could never do a triple axel. I needed help.”

So basically, when you see Robbie playing Tonya on the big screen, is she actually skating in some of the scenes? Absolutely. But is she really landing jumps and performing her own spins? Not likely.

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Get to Know More About Margot Robbie, Hollywood's Most Buzzed-About Leading Lady

Although Margot Robbie might have started off as the costar to actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith, the Australian actress has become a leading lady in her own right. After bursting onto the acting scene in films like About Time and The Wolf of Wall Street, the gorgeous actress has been buzzed about a lot for both her high-profile role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and her personal life — and she’s garnering even more attention thanks to the handful of award nominations she’s received after playing figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Here’s your chance to get to know the star as she completely takes over Hollywood (and you fall madly in love with her).

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Why Margot Robbie Didn't Want to Spend Much Time With Tonya Harding Before Playing Her


In taking on the lead role in I, Tonya, Margot Robbie had the tough task of portraying not only an Olympic figure skater but also a public figure involved in a scandal that many people remember very well. Both she and Sebastian Stan, who plays Tonya Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, were able to study their real-life counterparts via online footage, but they also met Harding and Gillooly face to face. For Stan, this really helped him get into character, but Robbie was a little hesitant to spend too much time with the former figure skater. Here’s what Robbie and Stan had to say at a Q&A at the Toronto Film Festival when asked if meeting Harding and Gillooly made them sympathize with them more:

Margot Robbie: “It did, which is why I didn’t want to spend too much time with Tonya before we started shooting. I didn’t want to pull back anything in the performance and in the story. Craig [Gillespie, who directed the movie] and I flew up to Portland and met with Tonya and we only spent a couple of hours with her, and I think it was better to keep it that way. I think otherwise I would’ve probably had too much empathy for her.”

Sebastian Stan: “I sought him out. It took me a while, he wasn’t returning my calls right away. But finally I tracked him down. No matter what the situation, you’re always feeling some kind of responsibility for the person because they’re a real person and we have a script to honor, and that was always going to be my main task, no matter what, without judgment of what any character was doing. And with him, it was just to learn as much about him as possible and try to figure out why people do what they do.”

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