Devotion: On the Lovings’ contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, Ruth Negga said "I think everyone else underestimated their tenacity, their belief in themselves, their love for each other, and their respect for each other."

Ruth Negga, speaking with ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, offered "I felt such outrage on their [the Lovings] behalf, like many others, that the simple act of wanting to be married to another human being would incur the wrath of the law and also make people really angry. So angry - violently angry. I was just so shocked by that."