The heroism is all the same, however, as Jones sees it.
“I think that’s what’s been so wonderful about the film — is seeing the hope people have when they see it and they feel, ‘Oh my goodness! You can stand up for what you believe in and you can change the world for the better,” she said.
The movie primarily covers the early part of Ginsburg’s law career, including a key early case relating to gender discrimination that challenged gender roles at the time.
“I mean, it almost sounds quite cheesy in a way, but there’s something about Ruth Bader Ginsburg — about her strength and her determination and her absolute integrity — that gives us all hope that we can effect change,” Jones said.
It’s hope that people need right now, she added.
“I feel we don’t have that many leaders currently who we really admire, and we feel have stuck by their beliefs,” Jones said. “What’s wonderful about Ruth is that she isn’t a politician. She is someone who has consistently been fighting for her beliefs, not for money, not for fame. She’s been guided by her belief in giving voice to those who don’t readily and easily have a voice.”
“On the Basis of Sex” is in theaters now.