Nancy Kerrigan Wants Olivia Munn to Play Her in a Biopic

Lawrence Cooper
January 13, 2018

The release of "I, Tonya" has shone fresh light and spurred much debate about figure skater Tonya Harding and her alleged involvement in the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Harding opened up about the incident, as well as her hard childhood, her rise in competitive figure skating and the depiction of her life in the new critically-acclaimed movie, "I, Tonya", starring actress Margot Robbie, in ABC News' two-hour special, "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story", which airs January 11, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET. Would the scene in which Margot Robbie's Harding speaks while the director makes sure we see the pile of dirty dishes piled up behind her leave you in stitches?

"Thank you so much I appreciate being on your show, but I think I'm going to have to say have a good night", Harding responded.

United States figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics. She gave a rare interview to ABC News to share her thoughts on the film, and on her daughter, Tonya.

The she-said/she-said goes on and on. She was an athletic, competitive force from a low-income family who had to battle at home and at the rink to get her due. Harding continues to train for the Olympics Jan. 27, 1994: Harding admits she failed to report things she knew about the assault on Kerrigan. "Spanked? Yes, [I] spanked. Absolutely, positively you (have) got to show them right from wrong".

Authorities quickly unraveled the plot and arrested Gillooly, Eckhardt and Stant, who all served time for their roles. Eventually, the organization banned her for life.

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The forgiveness stuff feels like a bit of a stretch, since Golden called her daughter a liar in the interview. Don Ryan, AP Left to right: Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding, and Nancy kerrigan on the podium during the 1991 US Figure Skating Championships. "We had a attractive new trailer", Golden said. "We didn't live in filth or dirt or anything that I would call unusual". He tried everywhere, everywhere led to a dead end.

When Harding's love fades and competitive fame rises, the estranged Gillooly tries to win her back by sending Kerrigan a threatening letter to scare her off the ice. As you say, I was the victim. But she reminded me of other people I've known who have survived trauma and abuse, and who tell their stories again and again to explain what had happened to them but also to process it themselves. "I'm just busy living my life".

How would she describe Golden as a mother, Harding was asked by ABC in the special?

"They were talking about skating and saying, 'Well, maybe somebody should be taken out so [Harding] can make it, '" Harding said, adding that she overheard the comments a month or two prior to the championships.

Harding has accompanied Robbie on red carpets and to this year's Golden Globes, as some seem to be embracing the movie's version as fact.

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