#181 Felicity Jones: On Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Today's guest is the brilliant actor Felicity Jones, known for her previous roles in The Worst Witch, Spiderman 2, Rogue One and The Theory Of Everything which won her an Oscar nomination. Her newest role is playing the "Notorious RBG" Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex which is out now.
As the Guardian said recently on RBG: "At 85, she remains one of the few progressive hopes on what’s set to become an increasingly Trumpian supreme court and after the documentary RBG was a surprise box office hit this summer, timing couldn’t be better for its narrative counterpart."
Ginsburg was one of the few female lawyers at Harvard and her professors were awful and sexist to her. She worked so hard and then became one of only female justice on the Supreme Court and the gender-based laws she has changed means we can live the lives we do, so many parts were deeply moving: her relationship with her daughter, her supportive loving husband. She has spent her life fighting for social radical change and demanded laws be updated. I definitely want to try and channel even 0.1% of her levels of determination.
The script was written by RBG's nephew Daniel Stiepleman and it was directed by Mimi Leder. I recommend you going to see it immediately!