In the acclaimed new mockumentary "I Tonya," Margot Robbie made it clear to her real-life subject that she was playing "a character," not Harding herself, who was banned from the sport in 1994 after her associates attacked rival Nancy Kerrigan.
It’s not exactly at the Gary Oldman-as-Winston Churchill level, but Margot Robbie is getting high marks for disappearing underneath the skin of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the new mockumentary I, Tonya. “I worked a lot with a movement coach to alter my physicality and create certain mannerisms for the character of Tonya,” Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad) told Yahoo Entertainment at the film’s Los Angeles press day (watch above). Considering Harding, whose skating career ended in 1994 after her associates infamously attacked rival Olympian Nancy Kerrigan, rose to prominence from lower-class Oregon in the early ’90s, the film’s stylists mined a very specific source to groom Robbie for the role.
Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.
Tonya Harding is a punch line and she knows it. But she'll no doubt be pleased with the new biopic "I, Tonya," which goes for laughs but also adds context to the skater’s familiar story.
Margot Robbie is at it again! The Australian actress was spotted Monday on the set of her upcoming Tonya Harding biopic, looking absolutely transformed for the role. Wearing a pair of high-waisted ’90s jeans, a marbled blue sweater and sporting a wildly curled blonde wig, Robbie, 26, looked every bit the part of the disgraced former figure skater.
Emma Stone imagined as Poison Ivy by artist Kode A., a.k.a. Christmas came early for Margot Robbie when Warner Bros. announced that her breakout Suicide Squad character, Harley Quinn, would be getting her own spin-off movie in the form of Gotham City Sirens. Based on the DC Comics title of the same name, which ran for 26 issues between 2009 and 2011, the movie will re-team Robbie with her Squad director, David Ayer, and partner Harley with two more Gotham City bad girls: cat burglar Catwoman and seductive eco-terrorist Poison Ivy, who has the power to control men’s minds through plant pheromones.
Remind us again why Black Widow doesn’t have her own Marvel-ous solo adventure yet? Largely thanks to her key role in this summer’s blockbuster hit, Captain America: Civil War, the folks at Forbes have crowned Scarlett Johansson as 2016’s top-grossing actor. Reprising her role as super-agile Avenger, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. the Black Widow, Johansson reluctantly took Team Iron Man’s side in the team’s civil war, which was gut-wrenching within the Marvel cinematic universe, but great for Marvel Studios’ bottom line, as the film grossed more than $1.15 billion around the world.
Margot Robbie is a married woman — that’s our takeaway from her latest Instagram. As rumors swirled that she married Tom Ackerley in a super secret wedding in her native Australia, the Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actress, 26, took to the photo-sharing site to post a photo of herself flashing a pear-shaped diamond ring on that finger while she kissed the director in the background. It was was said that the Aussie actress landed at the Gold Coast Airport in Queensland wearing a “I Do Down Under” T-shirt.
What does it take to play the “most famous female villain in the DC Universe?” That’s the questioned answered by Margot Robbie in the above exclusive clip from the upcoming digital/Blu-ray release of Suicide Squad. “Margot really settled into an incredibly difficult role,” director David Ayer gushes in the clip, which is part of a bonus featurette focusing on Harley and the Joker.
'Suicide Squad' actress would join cast for live-action/CGI film that also includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, and Elizabeth Debicki for project directed by Will Gluck
Milne created some of the most beloved children’s literature of all time, basing the world of the Winnie the Pooh on his son Christopher Robin’s toys. Playing Milne’s wife Daphne is ‘Suicide Squad’ star Margot Robbie, alongside with ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Kelly Macdonald as the couple’s nanny and Will Tilston playing the young Chrisopher Robin. Helming the project is Simon Curtis, who previously directed ‘Woman In Gold’ with Helen Mirren last year and ‘My Week With Marilyn’.
Margot Robbie and Will Smith may be doing the press rounds for ‘Suicide Squad’, but it didn’t stop her revealing how, in an amusing coincidence, she shared her first date with Will Smith. Speaking to Scott Mills for Radio 1, the Aussie actress was quick to tease Will Smith, who’s 21 years her senior, on how old he is. Having revealed that she’d never seen Smith in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ (mainly because she was born the same year it began), she then shared a revealing bit of information regarding her love life.
Suicide Squad crashes theaters this weekend and one member of the psychotic crew of antiheroes is already being talked up for her own solo spinoff: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The character’s co-creator, Paul Dini, recently gave us a guided tour of Harley’s history; click through for some of his insights into Daddy’s Li’l Monster as we trace her path from animated second banana to DC movie superstar.
After receiving a tattoo gun on the set of ‘Suicide Squad’, Margot Robbie instantly set out to ink her fellow cast and crew. One man who immediately shot down the chance to get a ‘Suicide Squad’ tattoo from Margot Robbie was Will Smith, though.
DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ may be under a week away, but it hasn’t stopped star Jai Courtney discussing the film’s surprise cameo. While speaking to Comicbook.com, Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang in the David Ayer movie, was eager to talk about how one particular character fits into the movie and that he wasn’t even aware of his appearance until he saw the finished film. Courtney is of course referring to The Flash who features in ‘Suicide Squad’ when Boomerang was originally apprehended and imprisoned prior to being released under Nick Flag’s (Joel Kinnaman) command.
Promotion for ‘Suicide Squad’ is already well under way ahead of its release at the start of next month, with Will Smith, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie and pals looking to charm audiences into watching the blockbuster in their droves. Eagle-eyed Reddit user swervingmoss noticed that Harley Quinn’s hot pants in the ‘Suicide Squad’ television spot were longer than in the footage shown as part of the Suicide Squad – Official Comic Con Soundtrack Remix.
Back in 2008, when Batman epic ‘The Dark Knight’ swooped into cinemas just a couple of months after Robert Downey Jr’s big screen debut as ‘Iron Man’, comic book fans could never have imagined how successful Marvel’s then-pioneering cinematic universe would go on to be. If you had told anyone that a movie in which Batman fights Superman would struggle to surpass the unspeakably obscure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the global box office, DC acolytes would have cackled maniacally in your face like The Joker after pulling off a particularly cruel and ingenious jape. Christopher Nolan’s Batman films were wowing critics and stirring up huge numbers at the box office while Marvel was still pulling on its power-suit.
When Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie recently appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, the accompanying interview went viral for its bizarre,…
“This is not a movie about good vs. evil — it’s a movie about bad vs. evil.” That’s how Will Smith perfectly summed up at the struggle at the heart of the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad shortly after Warner Bros./DC Comics unveiled a brand new trailer for the film at Comic-Con on Saturday. What follows is a captivating, rapid-fire montage of the “meta-humans” in action with some new scenes featuring Viola Davis’s tough mastermind Amanda Waller.
There’s not long until David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ hits cinemas, but while DC will be crossing their fingers for a hit, analysts believe it’ll open to enormous profits.
Ahead of DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’, actor Will Smith has spoken about what attracted him to the role of Deadshot. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Smith was quick to explain why he wanted to be a part of the David Ayer movie, as well as the badass character he plays. Smith’s got a reputation for being one of the good guys of Hollywood, especially with the countless heroic roles he’s had, in films such as ‘Independence Day’, ‘Men In Black’, ‘I, Robot’, as well as late boxing icon Muhammad Ali in ‘Ali’.
A new profile of Margot Robbie in US magazine Vanity Fair has been branded ‘creepy and lecherous’ over its portrait of the Australian actress. Writer Rich Cohen, who is also a co-creator of the now-axed Martin Scorsese HBO series 'Vinyl’, has also come under heavy criticism for referring to Australians as 'throwback people’ in the article. The piece appears in the August issue of the magazine, titled 'Welcome to the Summer of Margot Robbie’, and has been published to coincide with her new movies 'The Legend of Tarzan’ and 'Suicide Squad’, and now Twitter is ablaze with people pulling Cohen up on its tone.
'The Wolf of Wall Street’ would likely be among them, and particularly, you’d think, for its star Margot Robbie. The Australian actress admits that she 'didn’t think it through’ when she had a screening of the drug-fuelled, sex-fuelled, swear-fuelled, dwarf-throwing-fuelled Martin Scorsese movie with her family on its release. Speaking to the Sunday Night show, she admitted that the exchange between her and her older brother Lachlan was somewhat stilted after the 'nursery scene’, in which Robbie tortures Leonardo DiCaprio’s character with her abstinence.