"She still loves to skate and that was something that really was in her blood". "Why would I throw a steak knife at anybody?" she says, adding that Harding has "lied so much she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore".
"You weren't letting me finish", she snapped.
Harding, recently admitted to having knowledge of the attack, in the TV documentary Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story.
Harding a felony, and paid $160,000 in fines and served more than 400 hours of community service as a result.
Tonya Harding of Portland, Ore., raises her trophies after winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis, Feb. 16, 1991.
After a practice session on January 6, 1994, someone tried to break USA figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan's legs.
The U.S. Olympic Committee reportedly hopes Harding will withdraw from the team before the Winter Games at Lellehammer, Norway.
Today, Teachman said Harding has moved on with her life. Two fictional scenes where Tonya confronts snooty judges are completely unbelievable (but crowd favorites in the screening I attended) and the movie asserts that Harding and Jeff Gillooly knew nothing about the planned attack other than it might involve some threatening letters. She's undeniably happy with her involvement with a movie that's changing the script about her life. "That was a team I should have been part of, not because I was good enough then, but I just got along with them so well".
Since its release, many have criticised the fact that the biopic seemingly sympathises with Harding and that the former figure skater has been celebrated since she began accompanying its stars to red carpets and last Sunday's Golden Globes. While Harding did go on to compete in the Olympics that year, the incident ultimately ended her career as a skater, and oddly launched her into mild stardom as a boxer.
Janney might want to take a look at USA and Olympic figure skating records before she says too much more. "I can't believe that she said that". "She wants forgiveness. She wants to see me". No actress tries harder to make herself detestable, even down to her appearance, framing her weathered wrinkles in over-sized plastic glasses and a thick pageboy clump of mud-brown hair.
It was painful to hand over the money for a ticket, knowing that some of it would go to an unrepentant felon, and knowing all too well how much money means to her. "She was attacked by a man hired by Tonya's abusive ex-husband's mind-bendingly stupid best friend".