Margot Robbie Reveals Her Favorite ‘I, Tonya’ Scene and a “Surreal” Awards-Season Interaction – The Hollywood Reporter

The Oscar-nominated actress also opens up about how she got into the mind-set of Tonya Harding.

Robbie already was becoming known — for her breakout role in The Wolf of Wall Street and for playing the demented villain Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad — but the Australian actress, 27, proved her range by portraying infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Robbie earned her first Oscar nomination for playing the ice champ from ages 15 through 40 in the dark comedy, which attempts to explain how an athlete with such raw talent could land at the center of the sport’s biggest scandal. Robbie spoke to THR about her favorite memories from the shoot and the awards-season circuit.

What was it like to hear you’d been nominated?

I was at home in Australia for the I, Tonya premiere, and it was 1 in the morning when the nominations started coming through. We were already out at the after-party, so I was literally with all my friends and my family, and we were already having some champagne, and then we obviously kept celebrating. It was perfect.

Have you had any unexpected interactions during awards season?

You start meeting people that you just, like, you had no idea they even knew who you were. I had quite a surreal moment where I watched Thelma & Louise the night before the SAG Awards, and then the first two people I ran into were Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. That was so bizarre.

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British Academy Film Awards lead up and main event.

A massive couple of days for Margot leading up to the BAFA’s. First attending the Nespresso British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party and then attending the Charles Finch & CHANEL Pre-Bafta party on the Saturday, before the main event on Sunday night. (Photos from all events added to the gallery)

Unfortunatly Margot didnt win the award for leading actress with Frances McDormand again taking the award. However Allison was able to win the Supporting actress award for her portrayal of Tonya Hardings mother in the film. Margot did present an award during the show.

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James Corden, Margot Robbie, and More on the Bunny Trail with Peter Rabbit – Interview

It is almost two months until Easter but it isn’t too early for kids of all ages to hop down the bunny trail starting Friday, Feb. 9 when Columbia Pictures releases the animated/live action Peter Rabbit, featuring a brand-new adventure for the classic characters created by Beatrix Potter.

The new incarnation stays true to the source material in that Peter’s (voiced by James Corden) desire to dine on the delights of Mr. McGregor’s (Domhnall Gleeson) garden is still in full force; but where it takes the rascally, jacket-wearing rabbit, his likewise clothed sisters — Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), and Cotton-tail (Daisy Ridley) and cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody) — after that is all new.

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Margot Robbie: ‘I asked my girlfriends what they’d been through. And they were angry’. – The Guardian

The actor talks to Tom Lamont about speaking out, hanging with the crew on set, and going from Neighbours to an Oscar nomination for I,Tonya

Nostalgic, nodding to herself, Margot Robbie walks around the deserted London bar a little in the manner of a soldier returning to the site of a heavy battle. A few years ago, when the Australian actor’s film career was getting going, when she was a Neighbours graduate who had been cast in a Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Robbie lived nearby. The 27-year-old was one of a cluster of friends who squeezed into a rented home in Clapham meant for half that number, to save money. In the evenings, to stretch their limbs and get drunk, the gang would roll out to this bar.

“The best times,” says Robbie, remembering meandering conversations, in-jokes, budding love affairs and business decisions, big hangovers. The bar looks different at 10 in the morning, day-lit, set up for brunch. But, she remembers, there used to be a good sofa upstairs, past the table-football table, near the fireplace… “Here,” she says, pleased, settling in.

Robbie left London about a year ago, around the time she married her husband, Tom Ackerley, and moved to Los Angeles. She has flown back in to attend a screening of her new film, I, Tonya, ahead of its UK release. In a few hours she’ll be at a posh cinema, sitting in the dark and evaluating the audience’s every response. Robbie stars in this dark, low-budget comedy-biopic about the wayward American figure skater, Tonya Harding – and also produced it. This means having more skin in the game. It means “daily emails, saying what percentage we’re up or down in what cities, what demographics are responding in what way, what the reviews are saying”. Robbie collapses back on the sofa. “Super nerve-racking. Super exciting. I hadn’t been involved in this part before.”

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