Actress Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding “liberating” because she had taken on some of her “unapologetic” traits.
Robbie, 27, plays the disgraced American Olympic figure skater in a new biopic I, Tonya, which has also earned her a Best Actress nomination at the upcoming Oscars.
Robbie admits that Harding is a controversial person but there are aspects of her personality which she admires, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Speaking to Stylist magazine, Robbie said: “The fact that we are even going to the Oscars with this film is like ‘Tonya Harding going to the Olympics’. I feel like people are going to say, ‘How did you riff-raff get into this prestigious event?'”
“It’s symbolic of Tonya’s journey and being like, ‘F**k it. I’m here. Take it or leave it.’ What made people find Tonya abrasive was that she was unapologetic for who she was. That’s why playing her was so liberating. I’m constantly apologising. I hate that about myself,” she added.