In the film, the main character Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P Henson, is enamored with a young army Lieutenant named Jim.
Colonel Jim Johnson, Katherine’s film love interest, was played by Mahershala Ali, who also won a SAGA for his performance in Moonlight.
Off the screen, the real life Katherine Johnson, now 98, and Corporal Jim Johnson, 91, eventually married, and are still alive to this day - residing in Hampton, Virginia where the film is set.
Katherine Johnson, who received a medal of honor from President Obama in 2015, reportedly loved the movie and said the young women did a good job of representing her and her fellow computers, according to the LA Times.
I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can’t do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can’t change the color of my skin. So I have no choice but to be the first, which I can’t do without you, sir. Your Honor, out of all the cases you gon’ hear today, which one is gonna matter a hundred years from now? Which one is gonna make you the first?