Margot Robbie transforms into famous skater in 'I, Tonya' teaser

Alicia Vrajlal

Australian actress Margot Robbie looks like she never has before in a new teaser clip for her upcoming film, I, Tonya.

The 27-year-old Wolf Of Wall Street star portrays Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic, and sports a teal coloured leotard and tights as she glides across the ice in the new trailer.

Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film follows the real-life rivalry between Tonya and fellow US skater, Nancy Kerrigan.

Australian actress Margot Robbie looks like she never has before in a new teaser clip for her upcoming film, I, Tonya. Source: Neon

The memorable incident in 1994 when Tonya's ex-husband tries to sabotage Nancy's chances at the Winter Olympics is also explored on screen.

In a recent interview, Margot revealed she wasn't familiar with the back-story before signing up to do the film.

"To be honest, when I read the script, I didn’t know who Tonya Harding was, and I didn’t realise it was a true story," she told Vanity Fair.

The 27-year-old Australian actress plays Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic. Source: Getty
She sports a teal coloured leotard and tights as she glides across the ice in the new trailer. Source: Neon

But proving to be very dedicated to her role, Margot committed to four months of training with a professional choreographer, and even suffered a herniated disk in her neck.

Also starring the likes of Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney, I Tonya will release in the US in December before the awards season.

Allison Janney plays her mother in the movie. Source: Neon
Margot may very well be holding her own Oscar next year, as she's already generating plenty of Academy Awards buzz for her role in the film. Source: Getty

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