In the realm of modern-day tabloid sensations, the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal occupies the sort of rarefied air shared by only a select few counterparts.
The biopic "I, Tonya" has the infamous Olympian Tonya Harding back in the spotlight, but it sounds like she doesn't hate it.
Figure skating was Janney's childhood passion and although she doesn't perform any double axels in "I, Tonya", her role is expected to bring the former "West Wing" actress her first Oscar nomination next month. Hear the musical results of Stevens's meditations of the Olympic skater in the player below. Things were made worse, he continues, in January 1994, when "Tonya's then-boyfriend Jeff Gillooly hired an assailant, Shane Stant, to break fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's leg at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Cobo Arena in Detroit, so that she would be unable to compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics".
Harding gave Janney her seal of approval for her portrayal of LaVona Golden, the skater's mother.
"She is sort of a monster on the page and I had to find her humanity, and what she wanted in life". "There were parts she didn't like, but I think. mostly, she was really excited about it". "People would come up and be like, 'Oh, I remember that happening, I remember seeing her hit someone with a baseball bat.' ..." As Harding, Robbie unleashes an extra dimension to her acting talents, fearlessly carrying the film while dancing between comedy and drama, and on at least two occasions she will leave you dazzled with the emotion she conveys. According to Janney, the film shows that the situation was "a lot more complicated" than it appeared in the media at the time.