“Ocean’s 8” stars Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway joke with Access Hollywood about which one of their co-stars they’d pick to be the object of a heist & the cast play Never Have I Ever with Buzzfeed.
On May 22, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina gathered together at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) for a press conference to promote the film Ocean’s 8. Ou gallery has been updated with high quality images, take a look!
The Ocean’s 8 Cast Never Thought A Movie With So Many Women Would Get Made
At an Ocean’s 8 press conference Tuesday at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sandra Bullock confessed that, when she first heard of Ocean’s 8, she didn’t think it would get financed.
“I thought it was a fun idea. I didn’t at the time think the movie would get made,” Bullock told reporters.
Seven of the eight cast members of the film appeared at the conference alongside director Gary Ross and screenwriter Olivia Milch. They discussed the novelty of an all-women heist movie, and what it feels like to have eight of Hollywood’s biggest names on the same bill. Blanchett, who plays the Brad Pitt to Bullock’s George Clooney in this iteration of the Ocean’s franchise, added that just a few years ago, this movie seemed like an “impossibility.”
“Isn’t it interesting — two or three years, this seemed like an impossibility. Like, how could we possibly get this made? And it’s so great that it’s being released now, and you go, ‘Well, of course.’ A lot has shifted,” Blanchett revealed.
Gary Ross, the film’s director, added, “There are more ‘of courses’ now than there were then.”
Rumors about an all-women Ocean’s movie emerged in late 2015, years after Steven Soderbergh stated that he would not be making an Ocean’s Fourteen. Given the historically male format of the movies — Frank Sinatra starred in the original, and Clooney dominated Soderbergh’s remakes — this seemed like a pipe dream. But by summer of 2016, the rumor earned credibility with the news that the movie had a fully stacked cast. (Elizabeth Banks was initially reported to be in the film, but she later dropped out.) The movie’s titular 8 are as follows: Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway.
“I’m really excited for the moment that this doesn’t feel special anymore,” Hathaway said of the film. In the movie, she plays a fame-crazed celebrity who’s wearing the necklace Sandra Bullock’s character plans to burgle.
The massive cast did manage to bond during the film, Bullock added, even though their schedules didn’t really allow for it. “I think we managed to connect on a level that we never ever would have been given a chance [to connect on] because we — women, you know, there’s five roles [in Hollywood] and we’re all looking for them, and they’re all lone little islands, and here we were, Hawaii, and all the other islands,” she said, talking her way through the metaphor. In case you’re wondering, the cast does have a group text.
“You guys all know about the Bechdel test,” Kaling said, referring to the Bechdel-Wallace test, which asks if a film contains two female characters who talk about something other than a man. “This passes it with flying colors. I mean, the fact that we’re orchestrating a crime as opposed to fighting over a man. There’s isn’t even a specter of a man.”
It’s rare — indeed, maybe unprecedented — that an action film would feature eight women collaborating on one massive heist. Much less eight women who are funny, glamorous, and not in the midst of romantic turmoil. It’s a mark of a greater cultural shift that sees value in telling interesting female-driven stories.
Hathaway added, “You can’t underestimate the power of visual representation. So, to an 8-year-old girl, we’re not trying to say, ‘Go have a life of crime,’ but we’re saying, ‘Go do what you want. Go do what you want [because] there’s space for you. There’s space for you to do it with your friends. And there’s room for all of you.’”
And to think — two or three years ago, this might not have been greenlit.
Hello! U Magazine, based in Hong Kong, released a short promotional video for Ocean’s 8, featuring some new scenes of the movie. Watch it:
With the release of Oceans 8, which is centred around a Met Gala heist, just around the corner, this year’s event has greater significance: Hathaway wears a Valentino gown in the film’s most important scene, Lovell shares, before shushing herself. So, on this year’s Met Gala there was no surprise, Anne wore Valentino as well.
Vogue published today an inside look of Anne getting ready for the ball. Alongside hairstylist Adir Abergel, stylist Charla Pauley-Maxwell and makeup artist Kate Lee, they had an inside peek at her glamorous getting-ready session for the Met Gala.
Also, we have in our gallery over 200 pictures added. Enjoy!
Thanks to my friend Marilia for helping with some of the pictures!
Sandra attended today the CinemaCon 2018 in Nevada, alongside her Ocean’s 8 co-stars Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Awkwafina the Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to ‘The Big Picture’ panel. We have the first look of the queens! Check it:
Yesterday Anne was alongside Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Awkwafina and James Corden filming a scene connection with Ocean’s 8 in Los Angeles. It seems this is a The Late Late Show sketch. Check some pictures added in our gallery:
Thanks to Brie Larson Archives for sending the pics on our way!
Warner Bros. released today the new Ocean’s 8 trailer!
The new footage shows the eight women planning a major robbery at the Met Gala.
When Kaling’s character asks Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean how long it took to plan the elaborate scheme, she says “Five years, eight months, and 12 days” — aka the length of her prison stint.
The movie — directed by Gary Ross, written by Ross and Olivia Milch, and produced by Clooney and Steven Soderbergh — is both a sequel and spinoff of the “Ocean’s” trilogy. It hits theaters on June 8.
Anne was looking stunning earlier today in a white dress and sky-high heels when she stopped by a photo call for AHC Cosmetics in Seoul, South Korea. Some pictures of the event has been added in our gallery, alongside some old gems from last night when Anne attended a Valentino cocktail party. Check it:
Thanks to my friend Marilia for the Valentino pics. Go check Brie Larson Archives!
Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in “Mudbound” director Dee Rees’ “The Last Thing He Wanted,” based on the Joan Didion political thriller. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes will produce and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will produce and finance. Bloom is introducing the project to buyers in Berlin.
Marco Villalobos penned the screenplay, which is “a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time,” according to a statement. Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”) optioned the book from Didion to develop it with Rees following their collaboration on “Mudbound,” which received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Rees for adapted screenplay.
The film, which is in pre-production, centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair’s arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point. (Variety)