Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock is joined by many familiar faces on the Ocean’s Eight film, which serves as an addition to the popular Ocean’s movies that focused on a group of men staging a heist in a Las Vegas casino.
Entertainment Weekly is releasing their ‘First Look’ issue, on stands this Friday and in it, Bullock divulges what it was like to work with an all-female cast and how they’re not going to take sexist, dismissive critiques of the film.
Bullock plays Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie. Danny Ocean was notoriously played by George Clooney in one of his most famous roles to date. Bullock reveals that she has just been released from prison at the start of the film and why she was behind bars for the past few years is explored throughout the unfolding of the movie.
When asked about how it was on set with so many actresses, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter round out the ensemble cast, Bullock is quick to point out that an all-male cast never gets asked about the temperament of the actors on those sets but because they are women, it’s supposed to be some sort of breeding ground for cat-fights. None existed. Bullock said everyone got along famously and really supported one another.
At one point, Bullock reveals that they were all in one trailer having conversations about life and work and the film. She says that it was so refreshing to be apart of such a community in this way and that it was the first time she’d felt that level of togetherness on a film set.
When questioned if she was worried about how the critics panned the all-female rendition of the Ghostbusters classic and if Ocean’s Eight may get similar backlash. Bullock doesn’t seem to be too worried about it. She says that this cast of women are just as feisty as they come and that they frankly aren’t going to tolerate critiques based solely on the fact that they are all women.
Ocean’s Eight opens June 8th, 2018.