Top Stories

Felicity Jones Talks Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On the Basis of Sex' Amid #MeToo Movement

Felicity Jones Talks Playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On the Basis of Sex' Amid #MeToo Movement

Felicity Jones strikes a stunning pose on the cover of the latest issue of Net-a-Porter’s digital magazine, PorterEdit!

Here’s what the 35-year-old Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actress had to share with the mag:

On why her new movie On the Basis of Sex feels timely in the current political climate: “We were filming it in the midst of the beginning of the #MeToo movement, and since then, with everything that’s happened with the Supreme Court, [Ruth Bader Ginsburg's] story feels even more pertinent.”

On being more conscious of the roles she chooses and being inspired by Reese Witherspoon producing Big Little Lies: “When you start out, you’re just trying to pay the rent, so you’re taking whatever comes along. But in the last few years, I’ve felt particularly inspired by people like Reese Witherspoon producing Big Little Lies, which shifted the cultural landscape. In many ways, I believe it allowed the #MeToo movement to have such a hold. […] We actors are circus performers, we’re carnival folk. But we can do it with a sense of what is relevant. Storytelling can shift collective consciousness.”

On how starring in Rogue One has changed her public profile:Star Wars definitely shifted things. I never set out to be famous; it’s been a by-product of doing something that I love. I want to put relevant and entertaining stories out into the world, but this is the other side of it. And I think you just have to enjoy it – you can’t turn around and start complaining.”

For more from Felicity, visit Net-a-Porter.com and/or download the Net-a-Porter app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Just Jared on Facebook
felicity jones talks playing ruth bader ginsburg in on the basis of sex metoo movement 01
felicity jones talks playing ruth bader ginsburg in on the basis of sex metoo movement 02
felicity jones talks playing ruth bader ginsburg in on the basis of sex metoo movement 03

Photos: Matthew Sprout/PorterEdit/ NET-A-PORTER.COM
Posted to: Felicity Jones, Magazine, Reese Witherspoon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Post Malone weighs in on the R. Kelly controversy - TMZ
  • The Driver Era just announced their new tour! - Just Jared Jr
  • There was a mini Freaks & Geeks reunion! - TooFab
  • RBG directors reveal how Ruth Bader Ginsburg is doing after her health scare - The Hollywood Reporter
  • These AGT competitors are BFFs in real life - Just Jared Jr