Last night, Sarah attended ‘Sweet Charity’ Opening Night alongsite her girlfriend, Holland Taylor. Our gallery has been update with high quality images, enjoy!
Cape Town – It’s been more than 10 years since an Ocean-led crew has conned their way to millions of dollars.
Now a new gang is banding together to carry out the ultimate heist.
But this time, it’s Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) masterminding the plan, and she’ll only require eight supremely skilled women to pull it off.
Joining Bullock as the title eight are Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Paulson who plays Tammy a former black market traded who has traded the black market for the supermarket. She looks for all the world like a typical wife and mother unless you look in her garage, full of stolen merchandise.
Sarah sat down for a Q&A about her role in the film, the dynamic between the cast and what it was like to film at The Met Gala.
What drew you to Ocean’s 8?
One day, [screenwriter / actor] Danny Strong, who wrote Game Change and was good friends with [Ocean’s 8 director/co-screenwriter] Gary Ross, texted me, asking if he could give Gary my phone number. Gary called me about two minutes later, and then within a few days, he sent the Ocean’s 8 script to me. Gary then asked if I wanted to be a part of it – as if I could say no!
Were you familiar with the three previous Ocean’s films directed by Steven Soderbergh?
Yes, I had seen every one of them – and I had also seen the original 1960 Ocean’s 11 starring Frank Sinatra. I found them all to be endlessly entertaining and incredibly fun. It just seemed like the actors were all having the best time, and so we as an audience were having the best time. I thought if Ocean’s 8 had that kind of magic, we would be in good shape.
Did you work with Gary Ross and co-screenwriter Olivia Milch to shape the character of Tammy, or was it already on the page for you?
What Gary and Olivia did with Tammy was really interesting. Tammy has children and other responsibilities. She was once heavily into this game, and then opted out to raise a family. But when Sandy Bullock as Debbie Ocean approaches Tammy and asks if she’d like back in, the adrenaline rush is just too exciting for Tammy to pass up.
What skill set does Tammy bring to the team?
She’s the fence – a go-between for stolen goods. Tammy is running a small side business in her garage, which her family doesn’t know about. It’s her way of keeping a toe in a world that she found incredibly thrilling, exciting and dangerous. And when Debbie whispers in her ear the amount of money she’d be netting after the heist, it’s just too good an offer to refuse.
Did you do any preparation to develop a fluency with that line of work?
I read a few books about being a fence. But this isn’t the kind of deep, dark psychological thriller where I’d have to immerse myself in the underbelly of fencing and the world of white collar crime. I enjoyed myself with my castmates and let the script dictate how this should go.
Did you know any of your castmates before beginning work on Ocean’s 8?
I did a movie, Carol, with Cate Blanchett, and I knew Annie [Hathaway] socially; we both grew up New York and we’d see each other socially and at auditions. I didn’t know the others, but I made seven new friends, which was exciting.
What was the dynamic like once you all did come together on set?
More than one person has asked me if we had any fights, which was shocking to me because I thought, why would that be the first thing people would assume would happen if you put eight women in a room together? Some people were taking bets on who would be the last person out of the trailer and how long everyone was going to take to arrive on set. Actually, we were always ready while they were still lighting on set. We also had a great time in the morning, getting ready together. It was like a real party, but a party with substantive people with great senses of humour. It was like being at the greatest dinner gathering of all time.
The film features an epic recreation of the Met Gala. What was that like?
Filming in The Met was incredible because in-between set ups, you’re just going, “Oh, look at that artifact from…” Certain parts of the museum were cordoned off. We couldn’t go everywhere. But we did find ourselves in places we probably shouldn’t have been in.
Since the filmmakers were recreating the Met Ball, they had recruited celebrities, including the Kardashians, Katie Holmes, Zach Posen and several celebrated designers, to help authenticate the look of the evening. There was a glamorous green room/bar, where these notables could relax between camera set-ups. Meanwhile, we actors were in a dusty green room, which seemed like it hadn’t been vacuumed in a long time. And we were hungry because you’re not allowed to bring food into The Met. Then, a friend of Awkwafina, who was upstairs cooking, sent her a text, asking if we wanted some food. And we were, like, “Food!?” Awkwafina and I went up to that special green room, and we couldn’t believe it: people were getting fancy whiskey bottles engraved – and, yes, there was food! We were all saying, “Now, wait a second. How come we didn’t know this was here? We’ve spent six hours downstairs in this tiny room, all of us together, not even having a carrot stick, because we didn’t think we could bring any food into the museum (laughs).”
Was it surreal to be at The Met in couture, and did you work closely with costume Sarah Edwards in pulling together Tammy’s wardrobe?
Every single dress we’re wearing during the heist scenes were designed especially for the movie and specifically for us. I got to wear the most extraordinary Prada dress that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. That’s pretty extraordinary. Sarah and I reviewed several design sketches Prada had in mind, and we picked our favourite, which best suited the Gala’s theme.
As the women plan and execute this incredibly ambitious heist, how does their dynamic evolve?
Debbie knows all of them but the rest are strangers to one another. They have a bit of trepidation, wondering how they’re all going to work together. But it becomes clear, very quickly, that each woman is the best in her field, and all they want to do is pull off this heist. Everyone has the same goal. They become an extraordinary team, and the heist would have been a disaster without each of their contributions. There’s an enormous sense of camaraderie and gratitude, mixed with surprise, that they did this together.
What do you think it is about ambitious heist stories that draws us in and makes us root for the people behind it?
I think Ocean’s 8 is a fantasy. Sometimes you just really need an opportunity to kick back and let yourself be taken on this journey, which makes you forget about your troubles for a while and immerses you in another world where people are having a good time and doing something a little bit dangerous and a little bit naughty, but with a great deal of humour and heart. That’s the extraordinary thing about having a movie-going experience like this: you can transport yourself somewhere glamorous and fun, and watch a bunch of people work well together.
Paulson declares, “I can confirm now that I’ve read it all that Ryan Murphy has said publicly about the hybrid nature of the tone. [It’s] a real combination of sort of earlier days of ‘Horror Story’ in tone mixed with the newer versions of things. I think he’s kind of doing something again where he’s reinventing it, and its exciting. My character is something I’ve never done on the show before.”
“Kathy Bates is back!” Paulson continues. “I missed her so much, I’m very excited about that.” Other confirmed cast members for “American Horror Story” Season 8 include Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman and new addition Joan Collins.
One of the big hurdles for Paulson in Season 8 will be stepping behind the camera for the first time as a director. “I feel as excited and terrified as I’ve ever felt about doing anything,” she admits nervously. “I can imagine myself doing it in terms of from a performance standpoint, in terms of knowing how to help an actor. But in terms of where to put the camera, I don’t know about that!” She gains comfort though in having the “safety and security” of her “AHS” family behind her.
Paulson is on the 2018 Emmy ballot for her “AHS: Cult” role of Ally Mayfair-Richards, a wife and mother whose phobias and anxieties return after Donald Trump wins the electoral college. Ally soon joins a murderous cult that’s led by the devilish Kai Anderson (Peters), and then she eventually claims her power back when she runs for government office.
Omaze.com gives you a chance to hear the season’s title and plot, and they’ll even let you read the scripts first THREE episodes. Here below you can read more and to win, ENTER HERE.
what you’ll do
We know the newest season of American Horror Story will be the much-anticipated crossover of Coven and Murder House, and takes place in the near future. But most importantly it’s in YOUR near future! You and a friend will fly out to LA to hang with Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson who’ll give you the low down on top-secret season 8. You’ll be the first fan to hear the season’s title and plot, and they’ll even let you read the scripts first THREE episodes! Rumor has it some crazy stuff goes down. (Spoiler: It’s pretty witchy.) Plus, you’ll take home the coolest souvenir ever—a script from season 7, episode 1 signed by Evan, Sarah, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Colton Haynes, Cheyenne Jackson, John Carroll Lynch and Allison Pill. The show might be based off nightmares, but this sounds more like a dream come true to us. Flights and hotel are covered.
who you’ll help
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YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:
- Hang out with Evan Peters & Sarah Paulson and ask them all your burning questions about American Horror Story seasons past (and future)
- Read the first three scripts of season 8 and be the first fan to discover the top-secret title and plot of the long-awaited crossover
- Take home a season 7, episode 1 script signed by Evan, Sarah and the cast (this one’s for the winner only, sorry friend!)
- Be flown out to LA and put up in a 4-star hotel
Last night (June 15) Sarah was on The Graham Norton show alongside her Ocean’s 8 Cast. Watch below the interview and visit our gallery for screencaptures and stills!
Surprise, bitch! I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me. The upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story will feature the long-teased crossover of characters from Murder House (Season 1) and Coven (Season 3).
The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won't be happening next year…because it's happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) 14 de junho de 2018
Sarah attended ‘Ocean’s 8’ European Premiere alongsite Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter & Mindy Kaling. The event was held at Cineworld Leicester Square in London.
Sarah Paulson is in London to promote Ocean’s 8 and she stopped at Lorraine TV Show today to discuss about the movie. She reveals how empowering it was to be part of an all-star female cast, and shares how child-friendly the set was. She also speaks openly about how well she is feeling after finding success in her forties. Watch below and visit our gallery:
Sarah is gracing the cover of “Sunday Times Style” new issue with a brand new photoshoot. Our press article page was updated with the article about her in which she talks about her journey as an actress in Hollywood, her unintentional coming out, her relationship with girlfriend Holland Taylor and more. Our gallery was updated with the photoshoots and scans will be added soon.
As the cast of “Ocean’s 8” wraps the film, an incredibly emotional James Corden, who can’t help but look back and think of all the great times they had, embodying every feeling in Vitamin C’s classic “Graduation (Friends Forever).”
Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock & Awkwafina also chatted with James about the movie.