Among‘s many, many excellent characters on “ ,” her feisty impression of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a highlight. And it turns out that the real RBG is big fan of her small screen portrayal — and equally fond of the term “Gins-burn.”
The justice offered her thoughts on the subject during an interview with Nina Totenberg at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, where she was promoting the upcoming documentary about her life, “RBG.” Talk eventually turned to “SNL,” and Totenberg asked Ginsburg for her thoughts on McKinnon’s impression, which the justice had not seen until the “RBG” documentary crew played her footage from the sketch series.
“I liked the actress who portrayed me (Kate McKinnon) and I would like to say “Gins-burn” sometimes to my colleagues.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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“I liked the actress who played me,” Ginsburg told Totenberg, before trying her hand at her small screen alter ego’s signature catchphrase. “And I would like to say ‘Gins-Burn!’ sometimes to my colleagues.”
We have to imagine that somewhere, McKinnon is squealing with delight. And we’re pretty impressed with Ginsburg’s “Gins-burn” delivery. Fingers crossed that “SNL” producers are already frantically trying to book the justice for an appearance alongside McKinnon during a future Weekend Update segment.
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