Tonya Harding Joins Margot Robbie at 'I, Tonya' Premiere

Sufjan Stevens – “Tonya Harding”

Sufjan Stevens – “Tonya Harding”

But what happened to Tonya Harding's mom after the controversial events? "She did that and more". Harding, played by Margot Robbie in the upcoming film, has publicly spoken about her hard relationship with her mother in the past. Robbie-who grew up on a farm in rural Australia-puts flesh on the prefabricated media image of a character who, in the words of one judgmental observer, "stands out because she looks like she chops wood every morning". "I was told my whole life, you're fat, you're ugly, you're never going to amount to be anything", Harding told CBS News in 2008.

"There were some things she liked and some things she didn't agree with but that was to be expected", said the producer. "I thought I was going to meet her to placate her, but really she was more anxious about me-how I was doing with the ice-skating, how I was doing with the fame at a young age". It had wrapped its way around her arm and was trying to strangle her around her neck. In one of the biggest scandals in sports history, her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard hired a hitman to injure Nancy Kerrigan seven weeks before the 1994 Winter Olympics. "I don't know if I could do that!" she said at the film's NYC opening on November 28. She was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association, received three years probation, a $160,000 fine and 500 hours of community service.

The makeup department on the film also used wigs, prosthetics (to show weight gain), fake braces and Harding's signature black eyeliner on Robbie to help her channel the troubled former athlete, especially during skating match and interview scenes. "I'm trying to get stronger in my legs.' She's like, 'Forget that, worry about your core strength.' I was like, 'OK, I'll do more sit ups, '" Robbie recalled, adding that she did at least 100 sit ups a day".

The talented actress styled her short blonde locks sleek while opting for a deep side part.

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