Earlier this year, we were hit with a load of behind the scenes imagery of the all-female reboot Ocean's 8. Be it pap shots of a dreadlocked Rihanna, or Zayn Malik and the Kardashians leaving a fake ball, it seemed like we were getting a glimpse of almost aspect of the film's plot.
Now, the film's lead Sandra Bullock (who plays Danny Ocean's sister, Debbie) is out doing a bit of promotion for the film, to whet our appetite for it's summer 2018 release.
With a cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham-Carter and more, we can't imagine what being on-set was like. Thankfully, 53 year-old Bullock spilled all the beans, describing a kind of Themyscrian paradise. She told that it was 'heaven' being 'crammed into a make-up trailer in the morning.'
She explained that she particularly cherished how the women - many of them being mothers - took the opportunity to share information, something that she hadn't realised she had previously missed when on male-dominated sets in the past:
We all were able to fit in this trailer while we were getting fluffed and folded, and share information. I don't know how to do this, where did you do this? Oh my God, my son needs a uniform. Oh my God, I have this great website. What do you do in this work situation? How are you internet managing? For the first time in my life I felt there was a sharing of all this information. We all looked at each other and went, why didn't we know these things before? I realised as women we have been isolated for a while.
Filming in 2017 also held some significance. As TIME magazine has noted, this is the year of the silence breakers. Bullock referenced being in an all-female film in a year when women have exposed the dark side of Hollywood, 'I don't even want to touch on that other subject, but women are now taking care of each other. We all were like, okay, let's just take care of each other for these six months and relish this opportunity we're being given. But we don't want it to be just for women. This is not a man-hating. We love the men. There's men in this movie. We love them. But this one heist needs women.'
Sexism is something that Bullock is prepared for at the release of this film, just like the backlash that garnered by the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, 'They did put them through hell. And I'm still trying to figure out why. Forget what the final product was! There were four or five of the most talented comediennes in that film.'
When asked if they had already received any sexist trolling she retorted, 'We got some but boy, I mean, I'll tell you, we've got some feisty women that will fight right back.'
To be fair, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and the rest of them are not women we would want to be on the wrong side of.
Oh, and before you ask, yes, they are open to an Ocean's 9, and it looks like Emma Stone could be in the running.