Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “I, Tonya” — and she’s not in any rush to, either.
While the Golden Globes were abuzz on Sunday with Allison Janney’s Best Supporting Actress win and Tonya Harding’s high profile appearance, Kerrigan has simply been getting on with her life.
“Not right now,” she told Boston Globe sports writer Dan Shaughnessy in a report published Thursday when asked if she’s seen the movie. “I really have nothing to say about it. I haven’t seen anything. I haven’t watched anything.
“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,” she added.
Starring Margot Robbie as Harding and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan, the Oscar hopeful centers on the infamous night on the eve of the Lillehammer games in 1994 when Kerrigan was struck on the knee with a baton by Shane Stant — a man hired by Harding’s former husband, Jeff Gillooly. Harding wasn’t officially charged in the attack, but pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution.
Harding has made public appearances promoting the film and sat down for a two-hour interview with ABC News set to air Thursday night, but so far, Kerrigan has stayed mum until speaking with Shaughnessy.
Shaughnessy has a long professional relationship with Kerrigan, who is from Stoneham, Massachusetts, having covered her early career and kept her phone number in a “a 20-year-old at-a-glance phone book.”
“At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be … it’s not really part of my life,” she told him. “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,” she added.
Later in the day, Kerrigan’s husband/agent, Jerry Solomon called the Boston Globe writer, according to the report, and said, “Our position at this point is to say nothing. When we collectively, or Nancy individually, decide what to do, when we are ready to say something, we will.
“But until that time, we’ve been very consistent — and as you can imagine I’m getting calls from everybody under the sun from all around the world — so just to be consistent we’re really not saying anything at this point.”
“I, Tonya” is currently in theaters.
ABC will air the special “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 11.