Sufjan Stevens wrote a great song, and Margot Robbie’s earning a fresh wave of raves for her performance in Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, but that doesn’t mean Nancy Kerrigan wants to rehash the painful past. The Olympic silver medalist, who was attacked in 1994 by a baton-wielding assailant at the behest of Tonya Harding’s ex, Jeff Gillooly, is too busy “living her life,” she tells The Boston Globe.
Kerrigan was at the national figure-skating championships last week, so she missed out on this year’s Golden Globes, for which I, Tonya was nominated for Best Comedy or Musical, while Robbie was nominated for Best Actress, Comedy or Musical. It was Allison Janney who took home the gold (in the attendant Best Supporting Actress category) for her performance as Harding’s abusive mother, though. Even so, she really has “nothing to say about it. I haven’t seen anything. I haven’t watched anything,” though Kerrigan indicates she was surprised to learn that the film lends a redemptive quality to Harding. “As you say, I was the victim,” she tells the Globe, “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.’’ We’re sure there’s something to be said for how outsiders want to push a combative narrative between the two, but since Kerrigan so clearly wants to be left out of any discussion about Harding, we’ll just toe-loop over it.