Besides the ice-skating, you probably do a lot of this, too.
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She’s just scored an Oscar nomination for filling the shoes – well, skates – of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya and leading actress Margot Robbie (who produced the film, too) shared with us exactly what it took to get in shape to breathe life into the legendary (for better, or worse) Olympian.
“I spent a lot of time in the gym, trying to build muscle mass for I, Tonya,” Robbie shared with mybody+soul at the Australian premiere of the film, which was a role which required her to learn how to skate, too. (And you think your job is tough.)
According to Popsugar, Robbie did “quite a bit [of preparation]” when it came to hitting the rink herself, although professionals did fill in at points, in order to accurately depict the flips and jumps that made Harding and her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, famous.
“[I did] as much as we could possibly do before production started. I think I did about three or four months of skating, like five times a week for a couple of hours a day. Even if I had 10 years to practice, I could never do a triple axel,” she said. (Same, TBH.)
The Queensland-born beauty did say training helped, though. And her MO?
“Weights, mostly, and lots of sit-ups. It’s all the stuff you know you’re meant to do, but just can never be bothered to do, although ice-skating itself was a huge part of it.”
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