Only one person could eclipse the star-studded red-carpet premiere for I, Tonya and cause Margot Robbie to go into full-on fangirl mode. We are of course talking about the one and only Tonya Harding herself, who accompanied Robbie to the event as her date.
The infamous skating star was all smiles as she posed for photos with the cast, but it was Robbie who looked even more excited to be hanging out with the woman she played onscreen.
After a screening of the movie in NYC on November 29, the film’s director, Craig Gillespie, said Harding saw the movie before the premiere, and while there were parts she certainly wasn’t crazy about (e.g., the “incident”), overall Harding loved it. It even inspired her to start skating again, 23 years after she was banned from competition.
You can catch Robbie’s incredible performance as Harding once I, Tonya hits selects theaters on December 8.