Many people would do just about anything to get a part in one of the most anticipated female lead ensemble movies to date. This was the case when actress, Olivia Munn, heard that the creators were looking for guest and cameo appearances. However, she didn’t quite realize that she’d have to shell out a pretty penny because of the specific scene they were shooting for.
Ocean’s Eight takes on the popular Ocean’s franchise that Brad Pitt and George Clooney made incredibly popular. Only this version’s cast is all women. Superstar actresses Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter round out the impressive lineup of an all-female cast.
There are also several cameo appearances by well-known and recognizable faces. There is a scene in the movie that takes place at the MET ball which required glitz and glam for that specific event.
Before shooting, she was told she’d have to do her own glam, which included hair, makeup and custom gown. While many times, actresses will get reimbursed for such expenses, cameo appearances do not usually qualify for such a reimbursement.
So Munn ended up paying for a spot in this scene but says it was well worth it. She explained that she would do it all over again if it meant sharing scenes and acting credits with the likes of Blanchett, Bullock, and Rihanna.
To be a part of this type of girl power movie was an honor in and of itself and Munn didn’t want to seem ungrateful or as if she didn’t feel that it was worth it. Munn was so excited to even be in the vicinity of some of these power player actresses and knows what a hit the movie will likely be once it’s released.
She was quoted as saying that the expense she had to incur was well worth the possibility that she’ll be featured in the film as one of the many cameos. Other stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are seen in the MET ball scene as well.