In that way, "I, Tonya" fits as a nice companion to James Franco's "The Disaster Artist", as both find laughs in the floundering of clueless nobodies. Was she as bad in real life as the movie portrays or does it take liberties with her life?
I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers declined to comment to EW about Golden's ABC interview; director Craig Gillespie couldn't be reached for immediate comment. While Harding has sat down for multiple interviews, even appearing on the red carpet at the film's Los Angeles premiere and attending the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards, Kerrigan has stayed hush. until now. "Because you know how much that it had to have hurt".
At this moment, numerous original players from the film I, Tonya have weighed in on what they think about Craig Gillespie's directorial biographical black comedy film. "I respect you for trying to ask these questions".
According to the opening credits, it's "based on irony-free, wildly contradictory and totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly".
In other words, the 90s are back baby! Hear what the athlete had to say about seeing Robbie play her in the big-screen biopic below! I, Tonya is an honest look at Harding's flaws-be they products of nature or nurture-and should be a dark horse Oscars contender.
The she-said/she-said goes on and on.
Compared to the traditionally elegant and widely adored Nancy Kerrigan, it was obvious who America's sweetheart was.
It's an unapologetic slap in the face at all who would remember Harding as the star of tabloid trash like "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair", rather than as a triple-axel-performing champion who for a brief moment was the best at her sport.
Harding says her mother would beat her with anything available. Harding, who was charged for hindering the prosecution, was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $16,000 fine. The extra attention on the figure skater led to her receiving several lucrative endorsement deals ahead of her competing in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, which totaled several million dollars. When she tried to leave the house during a conversation, Tonya claims that her mother threw a steak knife at her which pierced her forearm.
In the end, Kerrigan and Harding were named to the Olympic team and their competition set ratings records. She wants to meet and be part of the family.
Speaking to Dan Shaughnessy, Kerrigan, a Mass. native, said she's been too busy to see the movie about her former rival Tonya Harding. Golden is played in the film by Allison Janney, who won a Golden Globe for her performance.