Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the biggest and best actresses in Hollywood and is now seen as one of the most sought after stars in the business. Margot has already played some pretty big roles in some pretty big movies and she has plenty more of them lined up for the coming years, with many expecting her to stay at the top of the game for many more years to come.
Anyway, Margot Robbie played the role of Tonya Harding in the movie I, Tonya, which required the actress to do some very technical ice skating skill, which she admits she might have oversold to them. Margot says that she does have some limited ice skating experience but her lack of real knowledge led to her getting a number of different injuries.
Robbie shared, "I joined an ice hockey league and played for half a season until I started working on (TV show) Pan Am," the Suicide Squad star explains. "That was my ice skating knowledge and I really oversold that part of it when I did my initial pitch to (screenwriter) Steven Rodgers."
She added, "I said, 'Oh, I'm a great ice skater; I played ice hockey'. In hindsight, I was really just running on the ice with so much padding on, there were little to no repercussions. Once I had no padding and a toe pick on the end of the ice skates for figure skates, it was a world of pain. I did herniate a disc and had I not been a producer I would've checked into rehab for my neck, but because I was a producer I was like, 'We can't afford that so shoot me up with some steroids and let's keep going!'"
I, Tonya is out now in the US and opens in the UK on February 23.