Stars say Ruth Bader Ginsburg is ‘ready to go back to work’ after fall, hospitalization

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood seems to have the latest word on the health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Early Thursday it was announced the Supreme Court justice had been hospitalized after she fell in her office and fractured three ribs. But at AFI Fest’s opening night premiere of “On the Basis of Sex,” a new RBG biopic starring Felicity Jones, the cast said they were on good authority that she’s on the mend.

Though the fall kept Ginsburg from attending Thursday’s formal investiture ceremony for new Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Jones told USA TODAY on the red carpet the justice is recovering.

Immediately after the news broke, “I got on the phone with Daniel Stiepleman, (Ginsburg’s) nephew who wrote the screenplay,” said Jones. “And he immediately said: ‘She’s fine, she said she’s hungry and she’s ready to go back to work.’ “

Stiepleman also confirmed his aunt was on the mend at the premiere. 

“The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes,” he told Reuters.“I can’t promise they were good jokes but they were jokes.”

Armie Hammer, who plays Ginsburg’s late husband Marty in the film, said the justice’s tumble “perfectly exemplifies how strong she is. She fell and broke three ribs and went home (for the night). If I stubbed my toe bad enough, I’m like, I gotta go to the hospital. She has beat tougher things than this, so I have no doubt she’ll beat this too.”

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