Anne Hathaway has praised Sandra Bullock for making Ocean’s Eight such a child-friendly set.
The 34-year-old actress, who is mother to 11-month-old Jonathan with husband Adam Shulman, started filming the movie last November (16), when her son was just eight months old.
But Anne had few concerns over how she was going to manage both looking after Jonathan with shooting the film, as star Sandra made it clear she could bring the tot to the set.
“I only have one experience (of resources available to mums in Hollywood) so far, and it’s a movie that stars eight women, four of whom are mothers – which is definitely not the norm,” Anne told Motto magazine. “On Ocean’s Eight, kids were welcome on the set. (Before we started) I got an email from Sandra Bullock saying, ‘Hey, listen, we’re going to make this a really welcoming place for kids. I know you’re a brand-new mom, so don’t be afraid to bring your son. We love kids here.’ Change is going to come, but it’s going to take people like her with the power to make change to demand it.”
Ocean’s Eight, an all-female reboot of the heist films, stars Anne and Sandra alongside Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling, while Matt Damon, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning and James Corden are among the other names cast for the movie.
Anne is already preparing herself for the inevitable sexist comments Ocean’s Eight is sure to receive upon release, but has faith that co-stars Sandra and Cate can handle any rude remarks.
“In this movie there are eight women starring, so it may well attract that sort of attention. But good luck to any person who tries to take on Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett because you’re not going to win,” she laughed. – Hollywood.com
In January, Rihanna posted the first cast picture of Ocean’s Eight on her twitter:
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow kicked off Monday morning by sharing the first official image from the spinoff, featuring all eight leading ladies: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina.
The film’s first logline also revealed the group’s character names and event setting: “The tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson).” – The Hollywood Reporter
Ocean’s Eight is set to be released in the US on June 08, 2018
I’ve also updated the gallery with on set pictures from last year:
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Movie Productions > Ocean’s Eight > On the Set > Dec. 13, 2016
Sandra was spotted filming Ocean’s Eight in New York on January 13 and 24:
According to The Tracking Board, Jennifer Lawrence is supposed to join Sandra at Ocean’s Eleven reboot:
The female-centric OCEAN’S 11 REBOOT might be on the verge of making its next big score, as we’re hearing that X-Men: Apocalypse star Jennifer Lawrence is being eyed for a role opposite Sandra Bullock in the Warner Bros. caper.
Sources reveal that the story, which is expected to be a continuation of the mega-successful George Clooney-led trilogy, centers around Bullock’s character, who plays an ex-con and Danny Ocean’s sister. With a team of thieves, she sets out of steal a necklace from the Met Ball and frame a crooked gallery owner. Lawrence is being considered for the role of Bullock’s right-hand woman.
The project was first announced back in October, when it was confirmed late Ocean’s producer Jerry Weintraub had concocted the concept with Clooney and Soderbergh. After Weintraub’s passing, the project understandably stalled, but Milch continued writing a draft which was turned in to producers. From there, Bullock came on board to serve as an anchor to what the studio hopes to be a cast rivaling the star-power of the Soderbergh films, which included Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts.
According to Indiewire, Sandra will lead an all-female Ocean’s Eleven. The movie will be directed by Gary Ross:
The burgeoning creative partnership between George Clooney and Sandra Bullock that yielded this weekend’s “Our Brand Is Crisis” (in which Bullock stars, Clooney produces, and David Gordon Green directs), is set to kick up a notch in the near future. A new “Ocean’s Eleven” film is in the works, only this time, in line with the recent Hollywood gender-swapping trend, it’s due to feature an all female line-up, with Bullock in the lead, and Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games,” “Seabiscuit,” “Pleasantville”) directing.
Sandra attended Our Brand Is Crisis press conference at 2015 TIFF yesterday, September 12. She was joined by George Clooney, David Gordon Green, Grant Heslov and costar Zoe Kazan. You can watch the conference by clicking on the video below:
Sandra talked about filmmakers’ willingness to re-think the main role for a female:
“You know what, there is so much talk about that right now and it is getting heightened, which makes me very happy. What I would like to comment on is that I was able to say: ‘Would you be willing to take a role that you cherished and worked on for a long time and change it to a female?’ And there was not a lot of hesitation. So that hopefully shows a shift in the climate for women in film.”
She also shared her view on the movie:
“It is about big business and how easily people are manipulated or advertised to in order to sway opinion. And we thought that was very interesting to discuss.”
Pictures from the press conference and photocall were added to the gallery:
Our Brand Is Crisis premiered and had a screening at 2015 TIFF this friday, September 11. Sandra looked absolutely stunning in a David Koma dress and Anita Ko earrings. Pictures were added to the gallery: