Tonya Harding and the real LaVona Golden may be estranged, but the same can’t be said for the figure skater and her movie mom: “I, Tonya” star Allison Janney will be front row and center to root on Harding on “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes.”
“Allison is coming for the first show,” Harding revealed to “Entertainment Tonight.” As for Margot Robbie, who played Harding in the dark comedy, the Oscar nominee is currently out of town. “When she comes back, if we are still in the competition, she’s going to come too,” Harding said.
Harding and her partner Sasha Farber previously joked about having Janney and Robbie in their dances, but having an Oscar winner cheer you on works just as well. Here’s hoping Janney brings her trophy and Little Man.
The former Olympian hopes to impress Janney and viewers, but she says she’s most concerned about doing the best for herself and Farber. She calls “Dancing” her “second chance” after having “lost myself over the years.”
“When I got that call [to do the show], I started crying,” she said. “And Sasha’s so great, he puts up with me. I know that there are people out there who don’t like me and that’s OK, but I’m here to try to do the best I can for myself and my partner.”
“Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” premieres Monday, April 30 at 8/7c on ABC.
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