Flickering Myth got the chance to sit down with Craig Gillespie and Steven Rogers, director and writer of the Margot Robbie-headlined I, Tonya.
In the interview, we asked them about the truth-bending structure of the film and how it was conceived and constructed around two conflicting interviews, as well as how they tackled domestic violence in the film, treading the thin line between representing the normalcy of it within Tonya’s life, but without playing it down.
SEE ALSO: Read our review of I, Tonya
Watch the exclusive interview here…
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.
I, Tonya is out in the UK on February 16th.