Sarah Paulson Has No Chill Over Rihanna — And Sandra Bullock Knows It
We think all the actresses in the upcoming Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, Ocean’s Eight, are goddesses among us mere mortals — but apparently the paparazzi think Rihanna is cooler than the rest of ‘em.
For the record, co-star Sarah Paulson agrees.
Last week Mindy Kaling told Late Night host Seth Meyers that whenever Rihanna is on set, the paparazzi forget about the rest of the actresses in the film.
You wouldn’t think so, considering the star-studded cast also includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and rapper Awkwafina.
However, when Sarah appeared on the show last night, December 19, she agreed with Mindy’s assessment.
“If you’re standing next to her and paparazzi are taking pictures, it’s like, ‘Wow!’” the American Horror Story star said.
“It’s because Rihanna’s standing next to you — they’re not interested in you at all.”
Production on the film kicked off in New York City in October, and shortly thereafter, tabloid reports claimed Anne and Cate weren’t getting along.
Anne recently denied those rumors, as did Sarah last night on Late Night.
“I know people want there to be some kind of crazy drama going on between all the women, because how could so many women be in a room and actually get along?” she quipped.
The Emmy winner even said people are disappointed to learn the Ocean’s Eight cast members are good people.
“People look so depressed, she said. “‘What’s it like?’ ‘They’re great.’ ‘Oh, they’re great?’ ‘Yeah, they’re great!’ ‘Really?’ They look so depressed.”
The Eight women even share bargains with one another… which is how Sarah realized she has a real sycophant problem with Rihanna.
“We had this one moment where all of us were sitting around and someone mentioned that there was a big online sale,” she said.
“Everyone whipped out their phones. I found a couple things and Rihanna was sitting next to me. ‘What do you think of that?’ ‘Yeah, yeah.’
“Then I showed her a pair of pants I thought were the most hideous pants I’d ever seen, and she was like, ‘I think those are cool.’ I was like, ‘Me too! I think those are so cool!’”
“Rihanna is the definition [of cool],” the 42-year-old added. “There’s a picture in the dictionary of ‘cool’ and then there’s Rihanna.”
The Anti singer is so cool, in fact, Sarah can’t help singing her songs on set.
“A couple times Sandy Bullock gave me the side eye,” the actress said. “I’m like, ‘“Diamonds” — sorry!’ Every time I see her, it starts. It’s bad. It’s bad! It’s not good.”
“I think when this is over, Rihanna is going to talk about how cool you were,” Seth said.
“I’m not sure that that’s true,” Sarah replied, laughing.
We’re gonna see how cool all eight women are when Ocean’s Eight hits theaters on June 8, 2018!
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