Margot Robbie doubts she would've been cast in 'I, Tonya' if she wasn't producing the movie.

The 27-year-old actress starred as controversial American skater Tonya Harding in the biographical film, and Margot has admitted she wasn't necessarily an obvious candidate for the role.

Speaking about her acclaimed film on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards in London on Sunday night (18.02.18), Margot said: ''It probably would have got made but I don't think anyone would have come to me specifically for the role. So yeah, sometimes we need to take control a little bit.

''I'm at such a wonderful position and time in my career, absolutely.''

The Australian actress wasn't initially aware of the real-life story of Tonya's feud with fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan.

But Margot jumped at the opportunity to make the movie once she read the script.

She said: ''I loved the script. I didn't know it was a true story when I read the script but the script was brilliant. I saw a real opportunity to say something and entertain people at the same time.

''That's the best combination. I was just hoping we could pull it off and I'm glad we did.''

Margot also reiterated her commitment to make more ''female-driven'' projects through her production company.

The Hollywood star explained that she feels passionately about campaigning for equality within the movie business, and that will be reflected in her future ventures.

Of her upcoming plans for her company, Margot shared: ''We've got a lot of stuff on the production side of things. Some things that I would star in, a lot of stuff that I wouldn't ... all female-driven.

''That's kind of the goal of our company. Keep trying to find equality in our industry.''