Starring Margot Robbie as Harding, the film, which had a limited release in December and opens nationwide on January 19, depicts Harding's success on the ice as well as her experiences outside the rink, which were filled with physical, verbal and emotional abuse by her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden (Allison Janney, who won a Golden Globe for the role), as well as Gillooly (Sebastian Stan). "I felt a sort of, 'Oh thank god, I can just make her up.' I would have asked her a million questions had I met her". "I wanted to keep them separate in my mind, and they always have been, which gives me a lot more freedom on set to really go for it", she says.
Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is speaking about the movie, "I, Tonya", and being at the center of the 1994 controversy once again.
The movie was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.
"Enough apologizing", Harding said.
However, Harding said that she won't be apologizing any more for the incident. In fact, she said she basically figured out that her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, had likely been behind the plot to attack Kerrigan shortly after she won the US figure skating title. For the first time, Harding admitted that she knew ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend Shawn Eckardt orchestrated the plan to injure fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Olympics.
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"I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks.' While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of life and succeed based on merit, not assault".
"I have two Olympics medals", Kerrigan said. I have my life. "I'm just busy living my life".
Here's what you need to know about Tonya Harding.
Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively. "I mean, I was there". On social media, the Olympic figure skater slammed the movie for the glorification of Harding.
Olympic journalist Philip Hersh tweeted, when he shared Rosenberg's Facebook post, that Harding has "a long history of biting the hands that fed her" and had "backed into a corner the agent who made [I, Tonya] happen".
In the movie, Harding was shot and she actually was in real life. "I don't care how it portrays me".