If you watched the criminally good Ocean’s 8 movie trailer and thought to yourself, I bet those women had the time of their lives filming this, you’re absolutely right. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter star as partners in crime out to steal a $150 million Cartier diamond necklace from Anne Hathaway’s neck at the Met Gala. And as we expected, they had just as much fun off camera as they did on camera.
The love among the cast members was on full display at the Ocean’s 8 press conference in New York City on Tuesday, May 22nd. When asked if the group participated in any bonding exercises or took any outings to get to know each other, Sandra Bullock had the perfect response: “Kegels. We’re doing them right now.” But jokes aside, she opened up about just how close the eight women became during filming.
“We were able to bond and connect in the way that we could, in that we were working crazy long days. We were draped all over each other on the couch at 12:00 at night,” Bullock said. “Once we let our guard down and we realized we’re in the company of safe people, I think we all sort of began to vomit fest of — well, I did. I threw up first.”
By “vomit fest,” Bullock means that she felt comfortable gushing about how comfortable she was. She said she went into Ocean’s 8 hoping the group would grow close, and was so happy when it actually happened.
Honestly, that may be the most perfect metaphor we’ve ever heard. (Mindy Kaling agreed: “Great geographical metaphor!”)
Anne Hathaway chimed in, piggybacking on what Bullock said about usually feeling isolated on sets and how she didn’t feel that way filming Ocean’s 8.
Bullock had a little bit more gushing to do about her Ocean’s 8 co-stars.
Of course, Sarah Paulson chimed in to hilariously (and jokingly, of course) ruin the moment: “Nope. Don’t feel that way AT ALL.” Classic Sarah.
Ocean’s 8 hits theaters on June 8th.