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Following her long list of Magazine covers and editorials in January, Margot will be the cover girl of ELLE Magazine‘s February issue! We now have the first parts of her interview, her cover + photoshoot outtakes, and they are GORGEOUS. This is one of my new favorite Margot photoshoots, and we’re very lucky to have them in beautiful high quality already. You can read her interview below, and I’ve posted the links to the gallery albums at the bottom of the post. Enjoy this stunning new additions, and keep checking back for more. We’ll hopefully have more outtakes from this photoshoot soon.

Elle | Margot Robbie is, yes, a knockout. But like the women she’s portrayed in her decade-long career—a trophy wife on a mission in The Wolf of Wall Street; a balls-to-the-wall war reporter in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; the feisty, feminist Jane in The Legend of Tarzan; and, of course, Suicide Squad’s lovable lunatic criminal, Harley Quinn—the Aussie stunner is so much more than an ingenue. Below, find a preview of Robbie’s February cover interview with her I, Tonya co-star, Allison Janney, where she discusses her future as a director, the highlight of her career and what it was like playing Tonya Harding:

On fear of playing a real-life character: “…playing Tonya [Harding], who’s very much alive and is widely documented, can be more intimidating.”

On directing: “I still love acting. But I’ve spent the last 10 years on a film set, and I realized that if I am pouring my heart and soul into a film, I want to be one of those voices in the conversation making decisions.”

On the first highlight of her career: “When I got to New York for the first time, I took my first paycheck, walked straight into Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, and bought an airplane charm that goes on my bracelet. It was the best feeling ever. I got my little blue box, and I got it for myself.”

On which skill she wants to master: “I recently bought fire-twirling poles, because I really want to get good at it. When I was backpacking in the Philippines, there were heaps of fire twirlers on the beach, and it was so cool. I was like, Wow, I really want to do that!”

Hair by Renato Campora at the Wall Group; makeup by Pati Dubroff at Forward Artists; manicure by Alexandra Jachno; set design by Bryan Porter for Owl and the Elephant; produced by Nathalie Akiya at Kranky Produktions; fashion assistants: Yashua Simmons and Mark-Paul Barro

This article originally appears in the February 2018 issue of ELLE.

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Margot and Tonya Harding recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to have a candid conversation about ‘I, Tonya’ and Tonya’s tumultuous life. Below you can read a transcript from the interview, and watch the full video clip! The duo was on the cover of today’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter, and we have a beautiful scan + photoshoot outtakes over in our gallery.

Figure skating’s most notorious character shares memories of the scandal that ended her career with the star who plays her — and reveals she’s back in training.
Margot Robbie waited until filming was just about to begin before she and director Craig Gillespie took a trip to Portland to have lunch with the woman she was about to play. Their second meeting came nearly a year later, when Tonya Harding joined Robbie on the red carpet for I, Tonya’s Hollywood premiere. The following day, on Dec. 6, Robbie sat down with Harding, 47, for a wide-ranging conversation about the disgraced Olympian’s life now with her current husband, Joe, a heating and air conditioning specialist, and their 6-year-old son, Gordon, as well as the highs and lows of her days on the ice.

While Robbie switched between roles as interviewer and interviewee, Harding spoke candidly about her fraught relationships with both her ex Jeff Gillooly, who spent six months in prison following the 1994 assault on Harding’s then-rival Nancy Kerrigan, and her mother, with whom she’s been estranged since the early 2000s. At one point in the hourlong discussion, during which the former competitor revealed that she was back in training (she’s set to skate in an exhibition at Rockefeller Center in late January), a teary Harding thanked Robbie for not only telling her story but also providing her with closure.

MARGOT ROBBIE When I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers reached out about the project, were you shocked? Hesitant?

TONYA HARDING I was grateful that he actually came to us first, but I wasn’t going to do it. I was like, “I don’t want to go through this again. I’ve been through enough, and I have my son now.” Michael Rosenberg, my manager, talked me into doing this possibly as closure. I was so nervous to watch it, but when I saw it, I wasn’t watching a movie about me. I was watching Margot, and then I went, “Oh my goodness. That’s about me.”

You two met for lunch before shooting. What were your first impressions?

ROBBIE I don’t know if you remember, but I was saying how [the skating part] is really hard, and you said, “Do you have your skates with you? We can go to this rink, I can train you.” Also, you asked how was I dealing with fame at a young age, which I thought was a very kind thing. I was like, “I can’t believe she’s worrying about me.”

HARDING When I saw her, I was like, “Oh my God, she’s so beautiful. Thank you, God!” (Laughs.) And I did not expect you to be so kind and forthcoming with me because I’ve had so much disrespect in my life. I don’t even wish for my worst enemy to have to go through anything that I went through.

Margot, what were you hoping to get out of that meeting?

ROBBIE The main thing about meeting her was to say, “I’m playing a character, not you. The character and real-life Tonya, in my mind, are totally different,” and I wanted her to know that so that I could feel I’d have more freedom on set to really go for it with this character.

Do you have a favorite line from the film?

HARDING Of course. The one that I can’t repeat.

ROBBIE Is it when I’m yelling at the judges?

HARDING Uh-huh.

ROBBIE I don’t mind repeating it. I say, “Suck my dick,” to the judges, and it’s actually one of the few things that you didn’t say in real life.

HARDING I wish I could have said “Suck my dick.”

How did it feel to see people from your life portrayed, be it your mom by Allison Janney or your ex-husband Jeff by Sebastian Stan?

HARDING The first time that I saw Sebastian yell in the movie, it took me completely back to when those times happened, and it happened so often. But Allison Janney, wow, she couldn’t have hit my mother on the head any better. And it was hilarious. The one thing my mother didn’t do was smoke on the ice.

ROBBIE Yeah, that was Steven’s favorite line in the script. Diane [Harding’s coach] saying, “You can’t smoke on the ice,” and her mom saying, “Well, I’ll smoke it quietly.”

ROBBIE One of the things I don’t think any of us realized was how hard the triple axel is.

HARDING I was the first American [woman to land one]. You guys don’t have this in the movie, but there was one judge [at the U.S. Championships in 1991] who gave me a [perfect] 6.0. It was 5.9s all the way across, but I got one 6.0, and it was the only reason why I won. They pulled all the judges into the back room, and that judge had to explain why he gave me first place over Kristi Yamaguchi, who fell and missed another jump, so right there it shows the [bias]. And I did it their way. I wore the pretty dress, and I did most of the music for them, and then I had my fun at the end.

ROBBIE I kept thinking to myself, it’s a shame that all of your athletic achievements were overshadowed by what happened in 1994.

HARDING Well, everything changed in 1991. [By 1992, Harding never landed a triple axel in competition again.] I found this out later, but when I separated from Jeff — I got all my things and my own place and by the end of October, my apartment had been broken into.

ROBBIE You’d been robbed?

HARDING Everything inside my apartment was shredded, there were knife holes in my couches and in my water bed. And the water bed was upstairs, so the whole basement was flooded.

ROBBIE Do you suspect it was Jeff?

HARDING Oh, it was Jeff.

ROBBIE That gives you a glimpse into what a tumultuous relationship it was. I found it emotionally traumatic to put myself in the mind-set of someone who’s in an abusive relationship.

HARDING It’s an everyday occurrence.

ROBBIE And you almost get used to it.

HARDING I was told I was fat, I was ugly, I would never amount to anything.

Tonya, what would you have wanted to be if skating wasn’t an option?

HARDING I wanted to be a jockey or a forest ranger.

ROBBIE What about now? Do you have a job?

HARDING I’m looking at it. You are my work. And I’m a mommy. [Per Harding’s spokesperson, Harding was paid a fee plus a percentage of the film profits for her life rights. She also has been doing landscaping and deck-building work.]

Do you still skate?

HARDING Every week. We have a rink about 50 minutes from my house. It makes me feel alive. If I wasn’t in pain most of the time while I’m skating, I’d be out there much longer. But I’m going to go back to doing my triples. I know once I land one, it will be like, “Oh yeah, that’s how it feels.”

ROBBIE What’s a typical day like now?

HARDING I get up at 7, and I get my son up at 7:30. He likes his cocoa or chocolate milk, and he loves pancakes, but I suck at pancakes.

ROBBIE No judgment here, I’m a terrible cook. And then you take him to school?

HARDING Yeah, or if it’s on one of the days I go to the rink, then Joe takes him to school. In the summertime, I’m always outside working in the yard. I love landscaping, working on cars, chopping firewood. I love to build things, too, and I’m still unpacking things that have been [stowed away] for years. I just got out my trophies and medals, and I have them hung up, but over half of them have been stolen or broken. Then my son gets out of school, and one of us gets him and we watch cartoons or play games like Minecraft or DinoCraft, and then it’s dinner and bed.

ROBBIE Do you still keep up with the sport? Will you watch the Olympics in February?

HARDING Every once in a while. I’ve got to find out who’s competing and if it’s truly worth watching or if it’s going to be the same old politics.

Labels: Gallery, I Tonya, Interviews, Magazine Scans

Margot is kicking off the new year with a bang! As one of many celebrities featured in British Vogue’s new Hollywood Portfolio, our girl covers the magazine’s February issue. Margot poses together with Nicole Kidman for a stunning cover, and we have the first photos in our gallery! The portfolio is photographed by Juergen Teller and styled by Edward Enninful, and according to the magazine itself, “the portrait of the duo sets the tone for the 20-page Hollywood portfolio within the editor-in-chief’s third issue of #NewVogue. Entitled “Best Performances”, the shoot celebrates the stars whose Oscar-worthy roles embody cinema’s new mood and Hollywood’s reevaluation of itself.”

The same photoshoot is also featured in W Magazine’s Best Performances issue. Head over to our gallery to check out photos and scans from both the covers and the photoshoot! We hope to have more soon. Below you can watch the stars share their “firsts” with British Vogue; “from first loves to first auditions and their earliest memories of London, the stars of Vogue’s Hollywood portfolio, featuring Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, Gal Gadot, Daniel Kaluuya, Diane Kruger, Hong Chau, Andrew Garfield, Salma Hayek, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Williams, Robert Pattinson, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet share their “firsts”.”

Vogue | MARGOT ROBBIE and Nicole Kidman are the cover stars of the February 2018 issue of British Vogue.

Photographed by Juergen Teller and styled by Edward Enninful, the portrait of the duo sets the tone for the 20-page Hollywood portfolio created in collaboration with W magazine. Entitled “Best Performances”, the shoot celebrates the stars whose Oscar-worthy roles embody cinema’s new mood and Hollywood’s reevaluation of itself.

“When I first decided that Vogue should put together a star-filled portfolio featuring the biggest names in current cinema to mark the exceptional 2017/18 awards season,” Enninful said, “who knew Hollywood would soon be top of the global news agenda?

“It was clear to me that the mood needed to change. That it was time for honesty. Enter photographer Juergen Teller, my long-time collaborator and the world’s most gifted documenter of celebrity at its most intimate and off-duty. Over four days in Los Angeles, it was great to spend time with him and some of today’s amazing talents as they look to reshape how Hollywood does business in a post-Weinstein world, including cover stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman – two of the most straight-talking professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Of her ascendant career, Robbie told interviewer Lynn Hirschberg: “My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, ‘That’s fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job?’ And that went on for years. They’re impressed for five seconds, and then they’re, ‘So anyway, the dog threw up today.’”

Kidman, meanwhile, spoke of the openings in Hollywood: “I still feel like I’m the kid at drama school hoping to get a role. I always feel like I’m so fortunate and lucky to have the job. Part of my job now is to give back and help create opportunities for the next generation – particularly with female directors, because it is so imbalanced.”

Enninful added of the experience: “Working on the annual Hollywood Best Performances shoot with the incredible writer Lynn Hirschberg is one of the highlights of my year. Lynn’s unparalleled knowledge of Hollywood and her uncanny ability to spot the next big thing is what makes her the best in the industry.”

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Following her recent spreads in W Magazine and Wonderland, Margot is now the cover girl of Vogue Australia‘s December issue. I’m so in love with this shoot!! We’ve been blessed with some really stunning photoshoots lately, and this one is certainly no exception. Margot really is a desired cover girl these days 😉

I have added 17 high quality magazine scans to our gallery – in fact, they’re in such a good quality that it is easy to read her interview right off the scans! Our gallery has also been updated with 8 beautiful outtakes.


Gallery Album Links:
Magazine Scans > 2017 Magazines > Vogue Australia (December)
Photoshoots > Photoshoots 2017 > Session #021 – Vogue Australia

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Margot is featured in Deadline Magazine‘s “Oscar Preview” issue, which was out on November 29! We now have high quality scans in our gallery, and you can read their article with her below.

It has been a dizzying ascent for Margot Robbie, from the Australian soap opera Neighbours to Hollywood, with roles in the TV series Pan Am and in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. But she truly announces herself as an actress with chops, and a chance to medal this awards season, with I, Tonya. In the Craig Gillespie-directed film, Robbie soars as the scandal-scarred US Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. She turns an historically vilified white trash tabloid figure into a defiant underdog antihero, who threw up a finger to skating judges when they ignored her superior physical skills and resisted Harding as the image of their sport.

Pushed as a child by a hard-edged mother as stingy with praise as she was generous with open-hand slaps (played hilariously by Allison Janney), Harding’s story previously belonged to the gossip hounds in the tabloids. Despite winning the 1991 US Championships when she became the first woman to successfully execute the gravity-defying triple axel, Harding’s place in sports history is one of ignominy because of her suspected complicity in the clumsy attempt by her abusive husband Jeff Gillooly (played by Sebastian Stan) to hobble her elegant rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding received a lifetime ban by the US Figure Skating Association, after pleading guilty to a charge of hindering the prosecution in the attack on Kerrigan.

Despite the string of roles that have followed Wolf—such as her turn as Harley Quinn, the bright spot of Suicide Squad, which she will reprise in sequels—I, Tonya is the first film to rest solely on Robbie’s shoulders. She plunges into the portrayal of an unglamorous, dirt-poor and defiant woman, who sewed her own costumes and applied her own makeup (harshly) for the sport she believed in. And Robbie captures the frightful intensity—and the ultimate tragedy—of the character she plays. It’s this kind of expert understanding of character that may have prompted Quentin Tarantino to pursue Robbie for the role of Sharon Tate in his next film, and it puts her squarely into the Oscar conversation this year.

Gold may have eluded Tonya Harding on the ice, but she may have one more shot on Oscar night.

I, Tonya follows in the tradition of edgy black comedies Fargo and To Die For, with moments like the one we experienced in Fargo, which provokes laughs when Steve Buscemi is fed through a wood chipper, and only later do you wonder if there is something seriously wrong with you. Tonya Harding, her mother, her husband and his dim cohorts provide outrageously funny moments, juxtaposed by images of the skater being battered by those closest to her. Like the triple axel, there is a high degree of difficulty here.

It’s definitely dark. Allison Janney puts it well. She’s like, “It’s like laughing in church when you know that you shouldn’t, and then you’re thinking, ‘What kind of person am I to find this funny?’” It does have those moments in it. (Read Full Interview at Deadline)

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Margot is a highly desired cover girl these days, and following her Wonderland Magazine spread, she’s now covering the upcoming November issue of W Magazine! The cover has already been released, and can be seen in our gallery. The spread comes with a brand new – and great – interview, which you can read below. She was photographed by Craig McDean, and we already have the first outtakes of the photoshoot! Find links and previews below.

When Margot Robbie read the script for I, Tonya, a biopic of the notorious ice skater Tonya Harding, she assumed the story was complete fiction. “I thought the writer was so quirky and crazy to come up with this stuff,” she told me, still looking a bit astonished by the strange twists in Harding’s life. (In 1994, the skater was famously implicated in a plot to take down her nemesis Nancy Kerrigan after a man attacked Kerrigan with a baton.) We were on location for the W shoot in Snug Harbor, a bucolic Staten Island enclave founded in the early 1800s as a haven for old sailors. There was something appealingly run-down and shabby about the setting, but Robbie, who is 27, is a glow-y girl: With blond hair and an engaged manner, she can’t help but shine.

Which is why it is so remarkable that Robbie was able to completely disappear into Harding’s decidedly darker persona. A self-described redneck from Oregon, Harding was the antithesis of the traditional superstar figure skater. She was rough and flashy, and her skating was powerful and athletic rather than graceful and balletic. Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard, Shawn Eckardt, were ultimately charged with criminal conspiracy to commit assault. While Kerrigan recovered from her injuries in time to compete in the ’94 Olympics, the incident propelled Harding to tabloid infamy and effectively ended her skating career.

“I was 4 years old and living in Australia at the time,” Robbie said. “The news did reach Australia, but I didn’t know about it.”
Riveted by the script, Robbie immediately agreed to star in and produce the film—despite that fact that she had never figure skated in her life. “I did four months of training, five days a week, four hours a day,” she recalled. “On Christmas Eve, I was at the rink. And now I actually really miss it. I kept my ice skates—but I said goodbye to a whole world of pain that I didn’t realize came along with figure skating.”

Not only did Robbie have to be believable on the ice, she also had to take on the even more difficult challenge of assuming Harding’s accent and physique. “Once I put on the wig, which altered my hairline, and bleached my eyebrows, I started to see Tonya,” Robbie said. “The hardest part was losing my natural laugh. It needed to be Tonya’s laugh. I couldn’t do a triple axel like Tonya, but I was able to master her laugh.”

Harding’s life, by her own account, was violent: In the film, her mother (played brilliantly by Allison Janney) physically abuses her, as does Gillooly (played by Sebastian Stan). “I worried that after some of the fight scenes we would never win the audience back,” Robbie told me. “When we screened the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the whole audience gasped when Gillooly hit her. But six minutes later, he did something kind, and the audience went, ‘Ahhh!’ ”

Robbie paused. “That was interesting to me, and explains something about the insidious nature of domestic violence: The audience forgave him so quickly. So how could you blame Tonya for going back to him?” | READ FULL INTERVIEW AT W MAGAZINE

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Hello Margot fans! You better be sitting down for this, because warning; extreme gorgeousness ahead… I am sure you all remember that we told you Margot would grace the cover of Wonderland Magazine’s 2017 autumn issue a couple of days ago, and now we finally have the first scans and outtakes! This is one of Margot’s most colorful and fierce photoshoots to date, and I am absolutely in love with it. Unfortunately the scans are rather small and grainy, but we will replace these with high quality scans as soon as the magazine arrives in my mail. The outtakes are however beautifully clear, and definitely one of our new favorite Margot shoots – hurry over to our gallery and start browsing all the pretty.

Once we get clearer versions of the scans, I will transcribe the interview for you and add it to our press archive. Make sure to stay tuned at our site and our twitter account for updates in the coming days.


Labels: Gallery, Magazine Scans, Photoshoots