Tonya Harding Opens Up About Seeing Margot Robbie Play Her in 'I, Tonya': 'I Felt So Sorry' (Exclusive Clip)

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Tonya Harding is opening up about seeing herself on the big screen.

In her upcoming two-hour ABC interview, Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, the retired Olympian opens up about everything from her childhood to the famous attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan at a practice session for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

ET has an exclusive clip from the special, where Harding recalls what it was really like to see Margot Robbie play her in the big-screen biopic, I, Tonya.

"I felt so sorry for her that she had to actually play me, you know? You got this top, beautiful actress that actually has to try to -- and did and succeeded -- go through what I went through?" Harding, 47, tells Amy Robach in the clip. "When I watched Margot playing me, and the looks that she had, I knew that she had been studying me for quite some time. And when she told me, 'Well, I'd been studying you for almost a year,' I was, like, 'Oh, my God.'"

"They just did such a fabulous job. And hearing what people think, I guess, makes it better, you know?" she added.

At Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, Allison Janney took home gold for her portrayal of Harding's mother, LaVona Golden, in I, Tonya. During her acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actress, the 58-year-old actress revealed that Harding was in the audience.

"I would just like to thank Tonya for sharing her story… What this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised, tell the story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality, tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media and truths we all tell ourselves," Janney said on stage. "It's an extraordinary movie, and I'm so proud of it."

When ET previously spoke to Janney about meeting Harding for the first time, she said, "She was so lovely and so overwhelmed and so appreciative of the movie and was very complimentary to me in a way that made me want to hug her. Because, gosh, it was such a brutal, harsh portrayal of someone's mother, and she thought it was spot on."

Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story airs Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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