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Felicity Jones on Portraying Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘It Was Hugely Nerve-Wracking’

Name: CNN


CNN Newsroom

Name: CNN Newsroom


Dana Bash

Name: Dana Bash

Employment: CNN

Position: Senior congressional correspondent

, Felicity Jones

Name: Felicity Jones

Position: Actress

Event location
12/25/2018 06:26 pm
Marco (staff)
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT BASH Justice ░░░░░░░░ Bader Ginsburg is recovering ░░░░░░░░ undergoing cancer surgery on ░░░░░░░░ And as the Supreme ░░░░░░░░ icon continues to try ░░░░░░░░ get better a new ░░░░░░░░ about her life releases ░░░░░░░░ The film titled On ░░░░░░░░ Basis of Sex chronicles ░░░░░░░░ early chapter of RBG ░░░░░░░░ fight for equality Brooke ░░░░░░░░ spoke to the movie ░░░░░░░░ star Felicity Jones and ░░░░░░░░ Daniel Stiepleman who is ░░░░░░░░ Justice Ginsburg s nephew ░░░░░░░░ starts BALDWIN She is ░░░░░░░░ legend here in America ░░░░░░░░ beyond And when you ░░░░░░░░ cast in the film ░░░░░░░░ read that you went ░░░░░░░░ to dinner with Justice ░░░░░░░░ What was that like ░░░░░░░░ sitting in the same ░░░░░░░░ inhaling the same oxygen ░░░░░░░░ someone so extraordinary And ░░░░░░░░ what observations did you ░░░░░░░░ to use in the ░░░░░░░░ JONES Well initially it ░░░░░░░░ hugely nerve wracking BALDWIN ░░░░░░░░ it JONES Very intimidating ░░░░░░░░ be playing someone who ░░░░░░░░ so hugely beloved and ░░░░░░░░ and has got to ░░░░░░░░ position she s in ░░░░░░░░ of her integrity and ░░░░░░░░ sheer hard work So ░░░░░░░░ you know you just ░░░░░░░░ of you re taking ░░░░░░░░ all in But I ░░░░░░░░ she s phenomenal The ░░░░░░░░ that she managed to ░░░░░░░░ a system that didn ░░░░░░░░ even want her there ░░░░░░░░ system was saying you ░░░░░░░░ be in the kitchen ░░░░░░░░ the hell are you ░░░░░░░░ trying to enter the ░░░░░░░░ And the way she ░░░░░░░░ to navigate that and ░░░░░░░░ that frustration and turn ░░░░░░░░ into something incredibly positive ░░░░░░░░ just remarkable BALDWIN To ░░░░░░░░ her blessing for this ░░░░░░░░ was it easy STIEPLEMAN ░░░░░░░░ response was If that ░░░░░░░░ how you want to ░░░░░░░░ your time laughter So ░░░░░░░░ guess that was easy ░░░░░░░░ me the hardest part ░░░░░░░░ asking Because I had ░░░░░░░░ idea initially at my ░░░░░░░░ s funeral which is ░░░░░░░░ the ideal place to ░░░░░░░░ up with an idea ░░░░░░░░ a movie BALDWIN But ░░░░░░░░ never heard about this ░░░░░░░░ case until uncle Marty ░░░░░░░░ funeral STIEPLEMAN It was ░░░░░░░░ of astounding It was ░░░░░░░░ oh right at some ░░░░░░░░ you were my age ░░░░░░░░ you became Ruth Bader ░░░░░░░░ How did you do ░░░░░░░░ That s what I ░░░░░░░░ to understand And I ░░░░░░░░ to understand their marriage ░░░░░░░░ I was pretty newly ░░░░░░░░ and my wife and ░░░░░░░░ looked to them as ░░░░░░░░ role models This is ░░░░░░░░ a marriage is supposed ░░░░░░░░ look like because they ░░░░░░░░ such great partners So ░░░░░░░░ s at Harvard law ░░░░░░░░ one of very very ░░░░░░░░ women in this class ░░░░░░░░ in a class of ░░░░░░░░ Then it goes through ░░░░░░░░ first massive case where ░░░░░░░░ is there with her ░░░░░░░░ standing in front of ░░░░░░░░ tenth circuit court arguing ░░░░░░░░ case for this man ░░░░░░░░ choose to really focus ░░░░░░░░ that case for the ░░░░░░░░ Because it s the ░░░░░░░░ case that Ruth and ░░░░░░░░ ever argued together So ░░░░░░░░ story is about a ░░░░░░░░ it s about a ░░░░░░░░ It s about the ░░░░░░░░ of them fighting in ░░░░░░░░ for what they also ░░░░░░░░ out to do at ░░░░░░░░ which is live as ░░░░░░░░ equals There is a ░░░░░░░░ by this Harvard law ░░░░░░░░ professor A court ought ░░░░░░░░ to be affected by ░░░░░░░░ weather of the Dave ░░░░░░░░ day but of the ░░░░░░░░ of the era Can ░░░░░░░░ speak to that Absolutely ░░░░░░░░ was fascinating talking to ░░░░░░░░ Ginsburg last night We ░░░░░░░░ the screening and she ░░░░░░░░ saying how fortunate she ░░░░░░░░ to be the right ░░░░░░░░ at the right time ░░░░░░░░ time was with her ░░░░░░░░ order to effect great ░░░░░░░░ Weep need that person ░░░░░░░░ to carry on the ░░░░░░░░ that justice Ginsburg started ░░░░░░░░ you want to add ░░░░░░░░ that I learned from ░░░░░░░░ Ruth that sustainable change ░░░░░░░░ from changing the culture ░░░░░░░░ you also have to ░░░░░░░░ the laws and the ░░░░░░░░ She says we re ░░░░░░░░ asking the court to ░░░░░░░░ the country we re ░░░░░░░░ the court to Chang ░░░░░░░░ right of the country ░░░░░░░░ change With the government ░░░░░░░░ entering its fourth day ░░░░░░░░ ll look at the ░░░░░░░░ political headlines of 2018.
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