Kate McKinnon and Felicity Jones shared tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, honoring the prolific Supreme Court justice they portrayed on screen

Summary List PlacementActors Kate McKinnon and Felicity Jones shared tributes to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom they both embodied on-screen.

Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87 after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was regarded as a feminist icon and spent her career championing women’s rights. She served 27 years on the Supreme Court and was the second female to be appointed to the high court.

McKinnon famously played a satirized version of Ginsburg in a recurring segment on “Saturday Night Live.” She often appeared as the Supreme Court justice in the “SNL” segment “Weekend Update.”

McKinnon’s portrayals of the Supreme Court justice were loved by many, including Ginsberg herself.

“I liked the actress who portrayed me, and I would like to say ‘Gins-burned!’ sometimes to my colleagues,” Ginsburg said at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, referencing one of McKinnon’s lines from the show.

In a statement to People, McKinnon said that she will remember Ginsburg as a hero.

“For so many of us, Justice Ginsburg was a real-life superhero: a beacon of hope, a warrior for justice, a robed crusader who saved the day time and again,” McKinnon said.

McKinnon continued: “Playing her on ‘SNL’ was a profound joy because I could always feel the overwhelming love and gratitude that the audience had for her.”

Felicity Jones played Ginsburg in the 2018 film “On the Basis of Sex.”

The biopic focused on cases Ginsburg’s early life and career and cases that she tackled in relation to gender discrimination.

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Jones said that she will remember Ginsburg as someone who stood for integrity and was a source of hope.

“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,” Jones said of Ginsburg in a statement to CNN.

“Bridesmaids” and “SNL” star Maya Rudolph also spoke about the late Supreme Court justice, calling her an “iconic human being.”

After accepting her two Emmy awards at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night, Rudolph revealed that a judge character she played in the TV series “The Good Place” was inspired by Ginsburg.

Maya Rudolph attends the 2019 Emmys

“I was actually thinking about ‘The Good Place’ a lot and about how we modeled her robe after Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and how much of that was an homage to an iconic human being,” Rudolph told Deadline.

Representatives for Kate McKinnon, Felicity Jones, and Maya Rudolph, respectively, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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