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Trivia for I, Tonya

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  • 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.
  • Margot Robbie trained with choreographer Sarah Kawahara for the role.
  • Steven Rogers' script was featured on the 2016 Black List of the most-liked scripts of the year.
  • Wrapped filming on March 10, 2017 according to Margot Robbie's Instagram account.
  • 'First runner-up' at the 'People's Choice Award' of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Margot Robbie is five inches taller than Tonya Harding.
  • 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.
  • Tonya Harding served as a consultant on the film.
  • Allison Janney, who plays LaVona Golden, had seriously trained to become a figure skater throughout her childhood and adolescence. However, when she was seventeen and at a party that her parents were throwing, she accidentally walked into a sliding glass door and gravely injured her right leg. in 2014, during an interview on the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," Janney told interviewer Terry Gross that the leg was at risk of being amputated, and "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."
  • 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.

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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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