I, Tonya (2017) Poster



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Allison Janney had seriously trained to become a figure skater throughout her childhood and adolescence. However, when she was 17, she accidentally walked into a sliding glass door and gravely injured her right leg. In 2014, during an interview on "Fresh Air," Janney told interviewer Terry Gross that her leg came close to being amputated. "I lost like three-quarters of my blood. I lost an artery and cut tendon....I was in the hospital for like seven--seven, eight weeks. I missed my first year of college. You know, and after that, of course, I didn't really--I didn't skate for a very long time."
Although a member of an amateur ice hockey league, Margot Robbie didn't have that much skating experience before taking on the role of Tonya Harding.
To prevent damaging her hair, Margot Robbie wears wigs as Tonya Harding. Surprisingly, the hair team used beer to achieve the "crunchy" permed look when regular hair products didn't produce the desired result.
Not being a 'bird' person in particular, Allison Janney had some difficulty adapting to having one perched on her shoulder for so many of her scenes, so the production had to 'audition' three different birds before settling on one they nicknamed "Little Man," the least hyperactive of the lot.
Although Margot Robbie trained for the role, she wouldn't be able to do Tonya's triple axel as very few people in the world are able to and at least two of them were training for the Olympics. The choreography was done and the scenes were completed with the help of visual effects and CGI.
Nancy Kerrigan stated in interviews relating to her Dancing with the Stars (2005) appearance that she wouldn't be seeing the movie despite not knowing how much of it would feature her, saying "I already lived through that."
Steven Rogers' script was featured on the 2016 Black List of the most-liked scripts of the year.
'First runner-up' at the 'People's Choice Award' of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Margot Robbie trained with choreographer Sarah Kawahara for the role.
Writer Steven Rogers, a long-time friend of Allison Janney, wrote the role of LaVona Golden with Janney in mind. He'd written several roles for Janney in the past, but other actresses ended up getting those parts. She later thanked Rogers in her acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actress award at the 75th Golden Globes for convincing her to take the part.
Sarah Kawahara choreographed Nancy Kerrigan, the ice skater Tonya Harding's ex husband attacked. Kawahara also helped Robbie train for her role.
Margot Robbie is five inches taller than Tonya Harding.
Wrapped filming on March 10, 2017 according to Margot Robbie's Instagram account.
Margot Robbie took several of the scrunchies used throughout filming.
McKenna Grace previously collaborated with co-star, onscreen friend, and real life friend of Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Gifted (2017).
This film breaks the fourth wall.
Film critic, actor, director, and writer Caillou Pettis placed the film at number three on his list of his twenty favorite films released in 2017.
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When Tonya Harding herself first saw the film, she particularly liked the "Suck my dick!" line. She told Margot Robbie that she wished she had actually said that in real life.

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