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Nancy Kerrigan Hasn't Seen 'I, Tonya' Yet: 'I'm Just Busy Living My Life'



Nancy Kerrigan has nothing to say about her portrayal in Margot Robbie's I, Tonya because she has no time to watch the movie right now.

Tonya Harding has been enjoying the spotlight since the movie came out last month. The 47-year-old who was the subject of a television special that aired on ABC was a guest at the 2018 Golden Globes and has been making press appearances. However, the public has not heard from Kerrigan, until now.

Too Busy

The 48-year-old was asked to comment about the new movie starring Caitlin Carver as the younger version of her and Robbie as the titular character. However, the award-winning figure skater has no opinion whatsoever because she has not found the time to sit and watch the movie.

"Not right now," she told The Boston Globe. "I really have nothing to say about it. I haven't seen anything. I haven't watched anything."

She added that she has been busy recently. In fact, she just appeared at the national figure skating championship and did not get the chance to watch the 2018 Golden Globes (where the movie was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy).

In the movie, which tells the story of the figure skater's rise to fame, Harding was not the villain who schemed with her husband to club Kerrigan in the knee. Instead, she was a victim of her abusive relationships.

"At this point, it's so much easier and better to just be... it's not really part of my life," she stated. "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."

Her husband and agent, Jerry Solomon, assured that their camp will release a statement as soon as Kerrigan is ready to say something.

Unfair Portrayal

While Kerrigan was mum about the movie, her fellow figure skater Johnny Weir has criticized I, Tonya. On social media, the Olympic figure skater slammed the movie for the glorification of Harding. 

"I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks,'" he tweeted. "While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of all and succeed based on merit, not assault. I won't applaud her and I stand for Nancy."

I, Tonya is directed by Craig Gillespie. It also stars Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.


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