‘I, Tonya’ Brings Allison Janney’s Teenage Dream Full-Circle

There’s no denying that Allison Janney is a talented woman. Her seven Emmy awards — four for playing C.J. Cregg on The West Wing, one for a guest role on Masters of Sex, and two for her current series, Mom — easily attest to that fact. But did you know that Janney has some hidden talents? In fact, it’s kind of ironic that she’s playing Tonya Harding’s mother in the new movie I, Tonya, because when she was a teen, Janney was quite an ice skater herself!

I, Tonya, which also stars Margot Robbie as the disgraced skater, is currently playing in selected theaters.

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ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: ICE CASTLES

ice_castlesOn this day in 1979, COLUMBIA PCTURES celebrated the Los Angeles release of ICE CASTLES starring HOLLY-LYNN JOHNSON and ROBBY BENSON as skaters destined to ply their art on the frozen tears of fate. No, really…it’s like that and it has a theme song to match. Watch and listen to the clip:

ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: ICE CASTLES

ice_castlesOn this day in 1978, COLUMBIA PICTURES released ICE CASTLES. Directed by DONALD WRYE from a script by GARY L. BAIM, this popsicle of a schmaltz-fest was a real crowd pleaser. LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON stars as a young girl whose dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater are dashed by a tragic accident. Enter ROBBY BENSON who manages to make everything better. The great supporting cast features COLLEEN DEWHURST, TOM SKERRITT and JENNIFER WARREN.