We all know Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tough one. Even after being hospitalized early Thursday morning after a fall in which she fractured three ribs, the justice was “up and working” and making jokes, her nephew said Thursday evening.
According to Reuters, Daniel Stiepleman, who wrote the script for On The Basis of Sex about his aunt’s work as a young lawyer, told reporters at the movie’s premiere that the 85-year-old was “doing great.”
“The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes,” he said. “I can’t promise they were good jokes but they were jokes.”
Stiepleman wrote the script with input from his beloved and well-known aunt, of course. The movie stars Felicity Jones as a young “RBG” as she is affectionately known, and follows her and her tax attorney husband Martin (played by Armie Hammer) as they pursue a landmark discrimination case that they argued in 1972.
Mimi Leder, who directed the film, described the movie as RBG’s “origin story.”
“She is a woman who, like countless generations of women before her and since, withstood the subtle slights and overt discrimination of the culture around her,” Leder told the audience at the movie’s world premiere. “She is a woman who changed that culture with her.”