Nancy Kerrigan Finally Responds To Questions About ‘I, Tonya’

Nancy Kerrigan Finally Responds To Questions About ‘I, Tonya’
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Updated 6 months ago

Now that the film I, Tonya is in theaters and getting Oscar buzz, retired American figure skater Tonya Harding is back in the spotlight with a sympathetic take on the incident that made her a household name 23 years ago. But her once skating rival Nancy Kerrigan hasn't exactly made plans to rush to theaters to see the dramatization of her famous kneecapping assault.

Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy reached out to Kerrigan to hear her thoughts on the film...

"Not right now. I really have nothing to say about it. I haven’t seen anything. I haven’t watched anything."

Does this mean she plans to watch I, Tonya perhaps some time in the future?

I’ve been busy. I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn’t watch the Golden Globes. I haven’t seen the movie. I’m just busy living my life.

So, that's a no, then? 

Can't say we blame her.

Twitter was generally sympathetic...

Although many were hoping for something more substantial from Kerrigan regarding the movie. 

So, Twitter decided to fill the void with imagined commentary...


In the interview, Shaughnessy seemed about as content with Kerrigan's non-response as Twitter was.

So, he continued to press Kerrigan for thoughts on her former rival and she kind of just shut it down:

I don’t know. At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be . . . it’s not really part of my life. 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. A bizarre thing. The whole thing was crazy, being that it’s a story. I mean, come on.’

Pretty much sums it up: