Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is headed to Hollywood and big screen.
As the Hollywood Reporter reports, Ginsburg will make a cameo appearance in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
While the judge will not be physically featured in the film, she has given her approval to be depicted as an animated character.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
The judge will make a cameo appearance in her Supreme Court robes in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, director Mike Mitchell told USA Todayon Saturday. “These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, ‘Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg!” Mitchell told the publication. “And we’re all huge fans. It made us laugh to think of having her enter this world.”
Ginsburg will not be voicing the character, but give her approval to have her likeness appear in the movie. According to USA Today, within the context of the film, which will feature two siblings playing with Legos, Ginsburg will make an appearance as “part of the creative younger sister’s universe.”
In a statement to USA Today, the co-directors of the first Lego Movie and co-writers and producers of the sequel,Chris Miller and Phil Lord, said, “We just were trying to think of people who should be immortalized in Lego and who seem fun at weddings.”
Here’s more, from USA Today:
Lego Ginsburg, in her Supreme Court robe naturally, will be shown in the new trailer spot released Sunday for the “Lego Movie” sequel coming to screens Feb. 8.
Ginsburg does fit into the story, which features siblings playing with a Lego universe. The pioneering Supreme Court Justice’s brief role is part of the creative younger sister’s universe, says Mitchell.
Producers/screenwriters Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who directed the 2014 “Lego Movie,” agreed Ginsburg fits perfectly into the world. The duo said in a statement: “We just were trying to think of people who should be immortalized in Lego and who seem fun at weddings.”
The filmmakers reached out to Ginsburg’s office to seek approval for the appearance.
“She said, ‘Of course, I’d love to be a Lego figure. That would be cool,’ ” says Mitchell.