Sports Brennan: Allison Janney misguided in defense of Tonya Harding

22:11  12 january  2018
22:11  12 january  2018 Source:   USA TODAY

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.

Actress Allison Janney gives us her thoughts on Tonya Harding at the 2018 Golden Globes. USA TODAY Sports.

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Allison Janney won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother in the new movie, I, Tonya.

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Allison Janney Is a Cursing, Bird-Owning, Chain-Smoking Revelation in I, Tonya . By Jada Yuan. Saw Tonya Hardings mom and everything makes sense.

Janney plays Harding ’s temperamental mother in the movie, LaVona Golden. She told Entertainment Weekly that screenwriter Steven Rogers wasn’t able to track down Golden, who is now estranged from her daughter. Allison Janney , I Tonya , Tonya Harding , Olympics.

She also spent a fair amount of time at the Globes trying to rewrite Tonya’s biographical history.

“She wasn’t embraced for her individuality enough,” Janney told USA TODAY in a red-carpet interview. “I don’t think the figure skating world embraced her or wanted her to succeed because they didn’t think she represented the kind of woman they wanted to represent the figure skating community, that they wanted to represent America.”

Janney might want to take a look at U.S. and Olympic figure skating records before she says too much more.

While Harding was a rough-around-the-edges athlete in a sport in which most toed the line in the 1990s, she still was given opportunity after opportunity to represent the United States around the world.

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Tonya Harding 'loved' I, Tonya , according to Allison Janney . Sarah Weldon. December 07, 2017 AT 09:04 AM EST. I, Tonya has gotten a seal of approval from Tonya Harding herself, according to one of the film’s stars.

Allison Janney 's New Favorite Co-Star Is The Bird That Sits On Her Shoulder In 'I, Tonya '. LaVona Golden, Tonya Harding ’s mother, was a bit player ― a villain, really ― in the 1994 scandal that ended her daughter’s figure skating career.

She is the rare figure skater to be sent to not one, but two Olympic Games — the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, followed by the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. In both cases, U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. skating judges made those decisions, and most assuredly wanted Harding to succeed.

Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively. It was she who squandered the opportunities she was given to win two Olympic medals.

The winner of two national titles (one was later taken away because of her role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan), Harding also was sent by U.S. Figure Skating to two world championships, where she finished second and sixth.

It appears that in trying to promote a movie, Janney hasn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Meanwhile, in an ironic twist, Janney chose to heap praise on Harding on a night in which Hollywood focused on the #MeToo campaign and assaults and attacks on women — even as Harding herself pled guilty to the felony of conspiracy to hinder the prosecution in the Kerrigan attack, obtained information on Kerrigan’s training site that was given to the man who eventually attacked Kerrigan and admitted to ABC News that she heard her live-in ex-husband and his friends talking about the attack.

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