Margot Robbie's skating nerves

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 October 2016
Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie admits she is very "nervous" about pushing back production on 'I, Tonya' if she gets a skating injury whilst out on the ice

Margot Robbie is "nervous" about getting a skating injury on the set of 'I, Tonya'.

The 26-year-old star is playing American figure skater Tonya Harding - who was accused of organising for an attack to take place on her rival Nancy Kerrigan before the Winter Olympics in 1994 - is worried she'll push back production by getting an injury whilst on the ice.

She told Glamour magazine: "I'm really excited because I'm producing the film as well, for the first time I have all of these other concerns that I normally don't think about when I'm just acting. Whereas now I'm so worried about getting injuries and ruining pushing shoot dates back, that'll cost hundreds of thousands of dollars - it's terrifying.

"So I'm really excited because I love acquiring a new skill for a role, it's one of the biggest treats of acting, and on the producing side of it - if I get an injury I'm scared I'm going to ruin everything so I'm nervous."

And the 'Suicide Squad' star certainly isn't afraid of putting in the training for a movie role as it was previously revealed she worked out for three hours a day to prepare to play Harley Quinn.

Her trainer Andie Hecker said: "She was a total trooper. It was very satisfying to see her body change into exactly what she wanted it to look like in such a short time ... There's a scene in 'Suicide Squad' where she changes clothes in front of a bunch of dudes, so her abs needed to be impeccable. And in those tiny shorts Harley wears, her butt was constantly on display."

I, Tonya

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Sympathetic but blackly funny biopic of disgraced American skater Tonya Harding (Robbie), who suffered violent abuse from a young age and strove to get recognition in a sport that didn’t welcome her. Robbie does affecting, impressive and Oscar-nominated work and Janney revels in viciousness as Tonya’s awful mum LaVona.

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