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Hello Margot fans! Earlier this morning, our girl was a guest at The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote ‘I, Tonya‘. Of all her talk show appearances lately, this has got to be my favorite! They discussed her first meeting with Ellen (keywords: Tahiti, former president Obama, her husband’s super short shorts), how she got injured during ‘I, Tonya’ filming but had to suck it up because she was also the producer, and Tonya Harding. She also participated in an adorable contest with fellow Aussie Chris Hemsworth, were they faced off in the battle of The Best Aussie! The Ellen Show is always a joy to watch, and Margot and Chris were just hilarious. Make sure to watch the clips below!

Once you’ve watched the videos, make sure to head over to our gallery for high definition screen captures from the episode. The Margot and Chris ones in costume are adorable beyond words!

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Margot has been nominated for Best Actress at the BAFTA Awards! She’s up against Annette Bening, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Sally Hawkins. In addition to Margot’s Best Actress nomination, ‘I, Tonya’ is represented in four other categories; Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress, Reven Rogers for Original Screenplay, Jennifer Johnson has been nominated for her Costume Design, and Deborah La Mia Denaver and Adruitha Lee for Make-up and Hair. We wish the ‘I, Tonya’ gang the best of luck! The EE British Academy Film Awards will be held on February 18.

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The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards is officially underway, and Margot has arrived! She is wearing Roger Vivier shoes and a Gucci dress for the big occasion, and she looks absolutely stunning. As you all know, I, Tonya is up for “Best Film – Musical/Comedy“, and Margot is up for best lead actress in the same category. In addition, Allison Janney is nominated for best supporting actress! We wish the cast and crew the best of luck, and hope tonight will be a very memorable evening for them all. We’ll keep you updated in real time over at our twitter account, and stay tuned for full coverage at the site later! Below you can check out the very first photos of Margot at the awards, but we’ll have plenty more later.

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, New Event

Earlier this morning, Sony Pictures released an adorable featurette where we get to hear Margot talk about her character Flopsy in the upcoming Peter Rabbit Movie! The featurette is titled “Meet Flopsy”, and we finally get the first clips of Margot’s character with voice. Check out the clip below, and head over to our gallery for the super cute screen captures.

In addition to the new clip, 5 official posters have been released as well. None of these feature Margot unfortunately, but I have added them to our gallery for those who still want to check them out. The film will hit theaters on February 16.

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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?


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.”

Labels: Gallery, Interviews, Magazine Scans, Photoshoots, Videos

Hello Margot fans! I have a little treat for you all today. Our gallery has been updated with 10 new-old HQ production stills of Margot as Harley in “Suicide Squad”, exclusive to The Margot Corner! Head to our gallery and check them out.

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