“Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice- a responsibility she did not wear lightly,” Jones said in a statement to CNN. “She will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for her razor sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. She taught us all so much. I will miss her deeply.”
Preparing for the role, Jones spent some quality time with Ginsburg at her home. It was there, Jones said, that she witnessed Ginsburg’s level of commitment first-hand.
“When we went to her apartment and she showed me her desk, which is about half a meter from her bed,” Jones recalled. “In the middle of the night, if she suddenly gets an idea, she goes and writes it down. [She’s] someone who’s really devoted themselves to their country and has done that with all her principles intact.”