“I was a crazy person,” Jones said. In order to perfect Ginsburg’s distinctive Brooklyn-inflected accent, Jones, the English star behind “Theory of Everything” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” only spoke in the jurist’s voice while on the set.
“I was full Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Jones said while presenting footage of the film at Focus Features CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“On the Basis of Sex” deals with on of Ginsburg’s earliest cases, Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld. It used the example of a widower denied his wife’s survivor benefits under Social Security to illustrate gender disparities under the law. The film went into the production in the midst of a sexual harassment crisis in Hollywood, as industry figures such as Harvey Weinstein,