Margot Robbie Defends How ‘I, Tonya’ Depicts Domestic Abuse – New York Times

Margot Robbie adored the script for “I, Tonya,” the bonkers, ultimately dismaying film about the American figure skater Tonya Harding and the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

But the actress feared no one would let her play the title role, not least because Ms. Robbie is Australian. “I always have impostor syndrome with any of my characters,” she told me in an interview at the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan in late November. Ms. Robbie ended up serving as a producer of the picture and, of course, putting in a performance that earned her an Oscar nomination, her first, for best actress.

Ms. Robbie also shared her thoughts on the ’94 scandal and the criticism of the film’s depiction of domestic violence. Here are excerpts from our chat. [READ MORE]

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