The saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan is one of the most infamous in sports history. They were ice-skating rivals, and in 1994 Tonya’s ex-boyfriend tried to edge Nancy out by hiring a man to break her right leg. Tonya’s involvement in this attack led to an absolute media frenzy; news trucks camped outside her house, and journalists were assigned to track her every move. The scandal followed both Tonya and Nancy for years—and, in many ways, it still haunts them. You can’t say one of their names without mentioning the other.
And now this period in Tonya’s life is becoming a film. I, Tonya is slated to hit theatres this winter, and it stars Margot Robbie in the titular role and Caitlin Carver as Nancy. It’s a black comedy, and it’s unclear how the film will address the Kerrigan-Harding scandal. One thing’s for sure, though: Margot is a dead ringer for Tonya in the movie.
The bangs! The voice! The messy ponytail! It’s seriously incredible how much Margot transformed herself for this role. She’s a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination this year—not to mention every critics’ choice award and, like, probably a Pulitzer. Basically just give Margot all the prizes for this performance.
Check out the one-minute trailer for yourself, below:
“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,” Margot told Deadline 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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