The movie portrays Harding's rough upbringing under a domineering mother in OR and then the attack that made her a notorious sports figure. She also was banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
The figure skater once famous for her '90s-style outfits, complete with a scrunchie, wore a floor-length gown with orange straps as she mingled with stars of the film, including Allison Janney, who plays her mother, and Sebastian Stan, who plays Gillooly. I had a coach, I worked really hard and I trained early in the morning and after school and I was obsessed with it. It made headlines around the world - and all eyes soon turned to Harding, who was accused of plotting the attack with her ex-husband and her bodyguard.
Janney plays LaVona Harding, who bullies and beats her young daughter to reach the top of a sport. Bizarrely enough, it's a tribute to tribute to American figure skater Tonya Harding. Actually, it was a lot more complicated than that, the story of what happened to her.
Janney well recalls the Harding-Kerrigan incident but she came away from the film with a different view. "I just wanted to giver her a hug, 'cause back when we first heard about this story we were told what to think about her and we were told she was a villain".