Entertainment Nancy Kerrigan on Why She Hasn’t Seen ‘I, Tonya': ‘I Was the Victim, That’s My Role in This Whole Thing’

04:51  12 january  2018
04:51  12 january  2018 Source:   TheWrap

Nancy Kerrigan hasn't watched 'I, Tonya' and has 'nothing' to say about it

  Nancy Kerrigan hasn't watched 'I, Tonya' and has 'nothing' to say about it Nancy Kerrigan hasn’t seen I, Tonya, and she has nothing to say about the movie, which depicts the 1994 attack on the figure skater just weeks before she went on to win a silver medal at the Lillehammer Olympics. The Fosters actress Caitlin Carver plays Kerrigan in I, Tonya, which offers a nuanced but sympathetic portrayal of Tonya Harding’s life and her involvement in the attack on her skating rival. Harding was convicted of hindering the investigation and was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association. “It’s not really part of my life. As you say, I was the victim. Like, that’s my role in this whole thing. That’s it,” Kerrigan told the Globe. “It is weird, that’s for sure. A bizarre thing. The whole thing was crazy, being that it’s a story. I mean, come on.’’ At this point, many of the real-life players from I, Tonya have weighed in on what they think of the film. Tonya Harding herself attended the Golden Globes on Sunday. And LaVona “Sandy” Golden, played by Allison Janney, weighed in on the movie in an ABC News special that airs tonight, refuting the film’s version of her as an abusive and alcoholic mother. Meanwhile, Harding has been making the rounds as part of the I, Tonya press tour and has now said she remembers her ex-husband discussing “taking somebody out” — not realizing the person in question was fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Read the full Boston Globe interview with Kerrigan here.

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be … it’s not really part of my life,” she told him. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be … it’s not really part of my life,” she told him. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

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Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be … it’s not really part of my life,” she told him. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has finally spoken about the newfound attention surrounding her interactions with Tonya Harding following the release of the movie, I , Tonya — but she didn’ t say much. “ I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic "I, Tonya"  -- and she's not in any rush to, either.

While the Golden Globes were abuzz on Sunday with Allison Janney's Best Supporting Actress win and Tonya Harding's high profile appearance, Kerrigan has simply been getting on with her life.

"Not right now," she told Boston Globe sports writer Dan Shaughnessy in a report published Thursday when asked if she's seen the movie. "I really have nothing to say about it. I haven't seen anything. I haven't watched anything.

"I've been busy. I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn't watch the Golden Globes. I haven't seen the movie. I'm just busy living my life," she added.

person in a dress shirt and tie: Nancy Kerrigan © TheWrap Nancy Kerrigan

Starring Margot Robbie as Harding and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan, the Oscar hopeful centers on the infamous night on the eve of the Lillehammer games in 1994 when Kerrigan was struck on the knee with a baton by Shane Stant -- a man hired by Harding's former husband, Jeff Gillooly. Harding wasn't officially charged in the attack, but pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution.

Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan

  Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding admitted to knowing “something was up” in the months before the attack on her teammate and rival Nancy Kerrigan in a new interview nearly 25 years after the scandal. Harding has long maintained she neither knew about nor agreed to ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend Shawn Eckardt’s plan to bash Kerrigan’s knee with a baton.But in a clip from Harding’s interview with ABC News released Tuesday, she admitted to overhearing the pair plotting a possible attack.

For her part, Kerrigan says she hasn ’ t seen I , Tonya (you’d think she ’d be interested), so she can’t talk about it. As you say, I was the victim . Tonya Harding Sort of Recalls Jeff Gillooly Planning the Attack on Nancy Kerrigan .

Tonya Harding speaks out about Nancy Kerrigan attack0:41. Plus, Harding describes her life today and reacts to the film " I , Tonya ," in the television special "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story." “ I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Harding has made public appearances promoting the film and sat down for a two-hour interview with ABC News set to air Thursday night, but so far, Kerrigan has stayed mum until speaking with Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy has a long professional relationship with Kerrigan, who is from Stoneham, Massachusetts, having covered her early career and kept her phone number in a "a 20-year-old at-a-glance phone book."

"At this point, it's so much easier and better to just be ... it's not really part of my life," she told him. "As you say, I was the victim. Like, that's my role in this whole thing. That's it.

"It is weird, that's for sure. A bizarre thing. The whole thing was crazy, being that it's a story. I mean, come on," she added.

Later in the day, Kerrigan's husband/agent, Jerry Solomon called the Boston Globe writer, according to the report, and said, "Our position at this point is to say nothing. When we collectively, or Nancy individually, decide what to do, when we are ready to say something, we will.

"But until that time, we've been very consistent -- and as you can imagine I'm getting calls from everybody under the sun from all around the world -- so just to be consistent we're really not saying anything at this point."

"I, Tonya" is currently in theaters.

ABC will air the special "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 11.

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