'I, Tonya' Trailer Transforms Margot Robbie Into the Controversial Figure Skater

Kelvin Reese
November 2, 2017

Even in the critically maligned Suicide Squad, Robbie's performance as Harley Quinn was the film's only redeeming quality-outshining Academy Award-winning Method Actor Jared Leto as her love interest, The Joker.

Margot Robbie is Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, and the red band trailer previews her uncensored upbringing with an abusive mother played by Allison Janney.

Here's the synopsis: 'Based on unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Allison Janney plays her chainsmoking monster of a mother, Sebastian Stan plays her hot (and presumably unstable) lover, and the entire film plays with our hearts. You Know what, maybe I would'. "The haters always say 'Tonya, tell the truth.' There's no such thing as truth", the voiceover continues.

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The movie follows figure skater Tonya Harding (Robbie) during her hard-fought rise to the top of her sport, before her equally hard fall for her involvement in the attack against rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Golden wanted her daughter to be No. 1 and wanted it badly. In the NSFW trailer for the film, which hits theaters December 8, Margot Robbie fully embodies Tonya Harding, proclaiming "There's no such thing as truth" and explaining that Americans only want two kinds of athletes: someone to love or someone to hate.

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