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See Margot Robbie's amazing transformation into Tonya Harding for new role

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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Margot Robbie's role as Tonya Harding in the biopic, "I, Tonya," was announced last spring, but back then it was hard to imagine the 26-year-old "Suicide Squad" star sporting the former figure skater's signature look — complete with spiral-curled hair, bouncy bangs and '90s wardrobe.

But now there's no need to imagine it.

Robbie was spotted on the set of the film Monday bearing a remarkable resemblance to Harding — from that unmistakable hairstyle to her high-waist, stonewashed jeans.

RELATED: Nancy Kerrigan speaks out on 'horrific' 1994 attack

U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding
Tonya Harding practicing in Portland, Oregon, in January 1994. EUGENE GARCIA / AFP - Getty Images file

The Australian actress wore padding underneath a heather blue sweater, and her face appeared altered for the role, too, with noticeably fuller cheeks than usual.

"I, Tonya" will take a closer look at the life of Harding, a two-time Olympian and figure skating champion, and the events that led up to a January 1994 attack on her biggest competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

Margot Robbie tranforms into Tonya Harding for "I, Tonya"
Margot Robbie gets in costume for her role in "I, Tonya." FAFL, LYNX / FameFlynet

It was Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard who ordered the assault on Kerrigan after a practice session at the U.S Championships in Detroit.

Actress Margot Robbie
Robbie at an event in Hollywood earlier this month. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images file

Gillooly was sentenced to two years in prison for the attack, while Harding was stripped of her title and banned from participating in any United States Figure Skating Association events for life.

"I, Tonya" — which also stars Allison Janney but does not appear to have cast the role of Kerrigan yet — is set to be released in 2018.

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