Margot Robbie Transforms for Tonya Harding Biopic - NBC Boston

Margot Robbie Transforms for Tonya Harding Biopic

"I, Tonya" will follow the events leading up to Harding and her ex-husband attacking rival ice skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994

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    Margot Robbie who?

    The Australian actress was spotted on the set of her forthcoming biopic, "I, Tonya," about infamous figure skater Tonya Harding, and the results are uncanny.

    Wearing '90s-looking mom jeans, a blue sweater and a frizzy blond wig, Robbie, 26, looked nearly identical to Harding. Instead of gaining weight in real life, it appears Robbie was fitted with facial prosthetics and a body suit to mimic the appearance of a few extra pounds.

    The film, slated for release in 2018, will follow the events leading up to Harding and her ex-husband attacking rival ice skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994 ahead of the Winter Olympic Games. After an Olympic practice session, Kerrigan was attacked by a hit man in hopes that he would break her leg, forcing her to sit out the games.

    Stars Playing Real People

    The hit man, hired by Harding's ex, Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan in the film), failed, and Kerrigan went on to win the silver medal — Harding placed eighth.

    Caught on film, the attack made headlines immediately. Harding avoided serving any jail time after Gillooly struck a plea deal in exchange for implicating her, but  she did face some consequences. The disgraced figure skater was placed on probation for three years, sentenced to 500 hours community service and forced to pay a $160,000 fine.