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Felicity Jones Opens Up About Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On The Basis of Sex'

Felicity Jones Opens Up About Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On The Basis of Sex'

Felicity Jones is on the cover of the S/ Magazine Winter 2019 issue, on newsstands on Tuesday (November 13), and Just Jared is providing an exclusive first look.

Here’s what the 35-year-old On The Basis Of Sex actress had to say…

On meeting Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “It was quite strange meeting her because I had read so many books about her, and felt like I had an encyclopedic knowledge of her. It was interesting to associate the person who I thought Ruth was—with everything that I had read—to the person who I actually met. I was just struck by her humanity.”

On what she admires most about Ruth: “Her humour and her commitment to her beliefs. I feel like she’s someone who never wavered from that, and has been quite singular in many ways. And I think in times where we don’t have that many public figures we can look up to, Ruth is very unique in that way. We can admire her.”

On how the film resonates with the current female-focused movements: “It was incredible when we were shooting the film; it was chiming with everything that was happening in the #MeToo movement. And what we were finding, with the current revolution that we’re in, is that the momentous things happening are, in many ways, things that Ruth had been arguing for years and years and years.

On the fight for equality:Ginsburg is arguing that by giving women equality with men, you also make lives better for men. Both sexes need to have that equality, and they will both be happier for it. Putting people into these gender stereotypes is the thing that limits everyone, ultimately.”

For more from Felicity, visit SMagazineOfficial.com.

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Credit: Michael Schwartz; Photos: S/ Magazine
Posted to: Exclusive, Felicity Jones, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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