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Last night (December 5), the Los Angeles premiere of “I, Tonya” was held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood! In addition to her husband Tom, co-stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Caitlin Carver, and Julianne Nicholson, Margot was joined at the red carpet by the real Tonya Harding. The two of them posed for several photos together! Her old “Suicide Squad” co-stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez and Joel Kinnaman were also at the premiere to support her.

I have added more than 500 HQ photos from the premiere, make sure to head over to our gallery to check them out 😉 Margot wore a beautiful gray metallic Versace dress with a black belt for the occasion, and this is one of my favorite looks of hers this year. I’m so in love with her hair and make-up! Stay tuned on our twitter in case of more additions.

Update: I have added a video of Margot at the red carpet at the bottom of the post!

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Ahead of the Los Angeles premiere of I, Tonya yesterday (stay tuned for full coverage in a bit!), Margot visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! Chris Pratt hosted the episode, and it was a really fun interview. Margot talked about growing up in Australia, being around lots of venomous snakes, Outback Steakhouse, her first job at 10 years old and I, Tonya, before she had a beer with Chris.

Check out her interview below, and head over to our gallery for high quality stills and photos of Margot arriving. She looked as amazing as always! The jumpsuit she wore when arriving is from the Dior Resort 2018 Collection, and she paired it with some gorgeous Pierre Hardy Slingback heels. I’m personally not a big fan of this outfit – but I love the one she wore for the actual interview!

Labels: Appearances, Gallery, Talk Shows, Videos

Margot is the cover star of this week’s Time Out New York! The magazine just released a video clip titled “Face Off with Margot Robbie”, as well as three stunning outtakes from her photoshoot. She looks so beautiful! Check out the clip below, and read on for an interview she did with the magazine about “I, Tonya”. I have also added screen captures from the video to our gallery! We’ll hopefully soon have magazine scans, stay tuned for more updates.

Stamina, flair, toughness: Anyone who tells you acting isn’t a lot like playing sports hasn’t spent much time doing either. Ever since holding her own against a manic Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie could never be confused for anything less than a fearless competitor. But her latest performance seriously ups the ante: As the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding—forever tarnished by her association with the 1994 off-ice attack on Nancy Kerrigan—the 27-year-old actor pulls off one of the most daring feats of empathy of the year. Directed by Craig Gillespie and coproduced by Robbie herself, I, Tonya is a supercharged Scorsesian rise-and-fall sports movie: trashy, funny, devastating and anchored by a star turn that will be talked about long beyond awards season. Born in Australia before living in Brooklyn, London and most recently Los Angeles, Robbie calls herself a gypsy; “home” is a free-floating concept for her. During a relatively quiet moment before the Oscar whirlwind, we connected with Robbie to talk about lacing up for 17-hour shooting days, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the enigma at the heart of her latest triumph.

Do you miss living in New York?
Oh, my God, are you kidding me? I miss New York all the time. I was in South Williamsburg just before it really blew up, and then I lived in Bed-Stuy for a little bit as well. It was amazing. I think Williamsburg is a little too busy for me now. But six, seven years ago, it was incredible. I miss everything: the restaurants, Brooklyn Bowl, Nitehawk Cinema—I used to go there all the time.

But you’re still a huge New York Rangers fan?
Definitely. I think I’ll always be a Rangers fan.

You played ice hockey growing up, right?
Not growing up, but I played it when I first moved to America [in 2011]. I’m from a coastal town in Australia, so ice sports weren’t really a thing. But The Mighty Ducks was, so I wanted to join a league. I loved it.

What position did you play?
Right wing, but don’t be fooled—I am not any good at it.

Still, the skating must have helped you nail all those triple axels in I, Tonya.
[Sarcastically] Yeah, I can totally do a triple axel. We all underestimated how incredibly difficult that was. When we started planning that scene, we thought, Oh, we’ll just get a stunt double to come in. And our skate choreographer was like, “No one can do a triple axel—you know that, right?” There were only two women in America who could do them, and they’re both Asian, so neither could double for me. We ended up having to CGI it.

I’m crushed. Meanwhile, I love how the movie stresses Harding’s real talents, along with her scrappiness.
She wasn’t one to play by the rules—she was a little rough around the edges—and without that sort of rule-breaking mentality, she wouldn’t have been able to pull off such an amazing sporting achievement: the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel in a competition. The more we got to understand the ice-skating world, the more we appreciated that.

There’s also a subtle class warfare going on here with the other girls and against snobby judges who were shocked by skating routines set to ZZ Top’s “Sleeping Bag.”
She had incredible discipline and drive to make it to where she was, despite her class and her circumstances. Figure skating’s a really expensive sport. Still, she excelled. Tonya’s not necessarily the image they wanted to have. But I think that’s what I like about the film most.

All we mainly remember about Harding is the “incident.” How does one play that mentality? The film is oblique on her culpability.
I think what I was focusing on, overall, was the idea that she was craving love and constantly searching for validation, whether that was from Jeff [Gillooly, Harding’s then husband] or her mom or the public. (Read full interview at source)

Labels: Gallery, Interviews, Magazines, Photoshoots, Videos

The I, Tonya promotion continues! Earlier this evening, Margot and her co-stars attended another premiere of the film, this time at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. I have updated our gallery with the first 7 photos, but I hope to have many more up eventually – Margot looks stunning! Make sure to follow us on twitter for updates.

Gallery Album Links:
Appearances > Appearances 2017 > December 02 – California Film Institute Premiere Of ‘I, Tonya

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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)

Labels: Gallery, Magazine Scans

This week, Margot has been busy promoting ‘I, Tonya’ almost every single day (we should be all caught up on the events now – make sure to scroll down for all the posts today!). There’s been a lot of new videos released, so I’ve put together a video play list with all I could find! I will add screen captures of all the videos as soon as possible.

Labels: I Tonya, Videos