Sports Tonya Harding posed with Margot Robbie, Allison Janney at ‘I, Tonya’ premiere

16:50  06 december  2017
16:50  06 december  2017 Source:   For The Win

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Tags: Allison Janney , Margot Robbie , Tonya Harding . Margot Robbie Didn’t Know Who Tonya Harding Was Before Playing Her.

Allison Janney Is a Cursing, Bird-Owning, Chain-Smoking Revelation in I , Tonya . We all knew Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in the wickedly funny, highly unconventional biopic I , Tonya , would be a hot topic in this year’s Oscar conversation.

The Los Angeles premiere of I, Tonya featured an appearance by the former figure skater, who posed with the film's stars on the red carpet on Tuesday night.

Amado Batista, Allison Janney, Bonnie Crombie posing for the camera: Getty© Getty Getty

People.com, reported that the cast was thrilled to see her there - and a bit nervous.

Sebastian Stan, who plays Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly in the film, told PEOPLE on the red carpet that he wasn't sure how to approach Harding.

"I don't know if I should even say 'Hi' to her, I mean, I play Jeff!" he said. "I'm totally star struck right now."

Harding pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution in an attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994, a scandal that rocked the sport and forever changed both of their legacies - Harding's from a champion figure skater to a jealous villain in a crime carried out by her ex-husband and former bodyguard.

Margot Robbie Can't Contain Her Excitement as Tonya Harding Joins Her at I, Tonya Premiere

  Margot Robbie Can't Contain Her Excitement as Tonya Harding Joins Her at I, Tonya Premiere Margot Robbie was thrilled at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, I, Tonya, not because it was her big moment to shine – but because she got to share the night with the real-life Tonya Harding. The Australian star, 27, beamed as she stood on the red carpet with the ice skating legend, whom she portrays in the new film. The actress, who wowed in gray metallic Versace dress with a black belt, initially walked the carpet her husband and producer Tom Ackerley. However, upon seeing Harding, 47, arrive at the event, Robbie rushed over to her. The star and the former skater chatted away for a bit before Robbie dragged Harding into the red carpet to pose for photos with her. Turning toward Acklerley, Robbie expressed her excitement, saying, “Amazing!” Harding appeared overwhelmed and wiped away tears while wearing a fitted, floor-length dress with orange straps. Sebastian Stan, who plays Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly in the film, told PEOPLE on the red carpet that he wasn’t sure how to approach Harding. “I don’t know if I should even say ‘Hi’ to her, I mean, I play Jeff!” he said. “I’m totally star struck right now.” Allison Janney, who portrays Harding’s mother in the film, had a similar reaction to Harding’s arrival. “Wow, this is incredible,” she told PEOPLE. After the screening, Harding came out on stage and received a standing ovation from audience members.

I , Tonya is a 2017 American biographical sports black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Steven Rogers. The film stars Margot Robbie as figure skater Tonya Harding and Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly, alongside Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Carver

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in " I , Tonya ." There are standout performances from Margot Robbie , who plays the adult Tonya Harding , Mckenna Grace, who plays the younger version of her, and Allison Janney , who plays Harding 's mother.

But the movie is Harding's story, in what Variety summarizes as "a riff on the Tonya Harding saga starring Margot Robbie as the infamous figure skater the whole world decided it loved to hate."

Robbie told People earlier this month that she met Harding, who gave her advice on how to ice skate for the film. "She was like, 'Just do sit ups.' So many sit-ups," Robbie said.

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Tonya Harding posed with Margot Robbie, Allison Janney at 'I, Tonya' premiere© Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Tonya Harding posed with Margot Robbie, Allison Janney at 'I, Tonya' premiere

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