Actress Sarah Paulson recently shared a funny story about meeting superstar beauty Rihanna, who costars in the summertime film, Ocean’s 8, in a star-studded, ensemble cast. Paulson was recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and she explained just what took place during the two stars first meeting.
Paulson is up front in saying that she was much more nervous to meet Rihanna in particular before starting the filming of the movie.
Her other co-stars such as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Mindy Kaling, just to name a few, didn’t elicit such strong reactions.
The 43-year old Emmy winner joked she wanted to “be cool around her” and that she should have worn a diaper because she sort of peed a little when they were finally introduced.
Paulson talks about the different types of women within the cast and knowing how and when to straddle such lines. From the ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ line of Rihanna and the Shakespeare line of Cate Blanchett, they all had a wide variety of personalities, characters, and charm.
Various cast members of the film have talked about how delightful it was to work on a set and movie with an all-female cast.
So many assume it would be catty or filled with drama, but in fact, it was the complete opposite.
The cast gets along swimmingly and Paulson has even joked that their massive group text thread is hilarious and often has numerous new jokes or gifs in it at any given time.
Co-star Anne Hathaway revealed that she felt both honored and “safe” in a space with so many women wielding their power and ability in such a landmark film.
Ocean’s 8 follows the sister of popular film character Danny Ocean, Debbie Ocean, as she elicits a team of women to rob the MET gala, which is known for it’s high priced jewelry and stunning, picturesque gowns.
The film is widely released on June 8th.