"I mean, I play Jeff [Gillooly]", Sebastian Stan, who plays Harding's ex, told People.
The song is not connected to the new biopic film on Harding, I, Tonya, which is out this Friday and stars Margot Robbie as Harding, although Stevens said he offered the song to the film's director, Craig Gillespie.
Margot Robbie and Tonya Harding are friendship goals! "She's a complicated subject for a song partly because the hard facts of her life are so odd, disputable, heroic, unprecedented, and indelibly American". She was banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association for life. In one of the biggest scandals in sports history, her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard hired a hitman to injure Nancy Kerrigan seven weeks before the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding herself pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder the prosecution.
Weeks after the attack, Kerrigan went on to win a silver medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics. She is also known for a sex tape she sold to Penthouse and for her boxing and auto racing careers. In fact, in 1991, Harding wowed at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, do in large part thanks to her landing the super hard triple axel, making Harding the first American woman to land the jump at an event.
Margot, 27, couldn't contain her excitement as she posed with Tonya, 47, on the red carpet ahead of the LA screening. "I thought I was going to meet her to placate her, but really she was more anxious about me-how I was doing with the ice-skating, how I was doing with the fame at a young age".
Other than their blond hair and blue eyes, the Oscar hopeful and erstwhile championship skater couldn't look more different - though efforts were made in the film to get the Aussie stunner's mug to bear a bit more resemblance to Harding's mugshot. "I hope the same can be said of us all".