“Ocean’s 8” hasn’t even premiered yet, and it’s already given us so much. For starters, photos of castmates Sandra Bullock and Rihanna eating french fries together should be hung somewhere in the Louvre, OK?
But, of course, the all-female spinoff of the popular film franchise has also brought out the worst in internet trolls who have a problem with actresses like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Bullock taking the reins from George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Bullock, for one, promises the cast is ready for the seemingly inevitable backlash and has no qualms about going head-to-head with the haters.
“I’ll tell you, we’ve got some feisty women that will fight right back,” Bullock told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s like, let’s just take a breath and let’s just see if we come up with something fun. There should be a moratorium. There should be a rule, you’re not allowed to say anything nasty until after it comes out. Obviously that’s never going to happen.”
The actress cited the troubling reaction to 2016 reboot of “Ghostbusters” as an example of how the internet can put actresses cast in beloved properties “through hell.”
In “Ocean’s 8,” Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, sister to Clooney’s Danny, who recruits a team of thieves after being locked away in jail for five years. The heist apparently goes down at the annual Met Gala, which is why celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner make cameos in the film.
Bullock also teased that if all goes as planned, the film might spawn its own sequel but she’s hesitant to get ahead of herself.
“Let’s see if we can take the original and then make our own version, sort of pay homage to the ‘Ocean’series,” she said. “If something strikes a chord, an ‘Ocean’s 9’would be ideal.”
To read Bullock’s full interview, head over to Entertainment Weekly.
“Ocean’s 8” hits theaters on June 8.
Colin Firths Wife Reveals She Had An Affair With Couples Alleged Stalker
Actor Colin Firth’s wife, Livia Giuggioli, an Italian movie producer and director, has confirmed she had an affair with the man she’s now accusing of stalking her and her husband.
The Firths, who’ve been together for over two decades, apparently separated for a short while a couple years back. During this time, Giuggioli began an affair with lifelongfriend and journalist Marco Brancaccia, who has launched a “frightening campaign of harassment” against the pair, who have since gotten back together, the couple’s representative said Friday.
“For obvious reasons, the Firths have never had any desire to make this matter public. A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. During that time Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr. Brancaccia. The Firths have since reunited,” a representative for the actor told HuffPost Friday in a statement.
The statement comes after reports about the allegations were made public due to leaked court documents, which possibly stem from the indictment against Brancaccia made by Italian prosecutors after the Firths lodged a harassment complaint.
“Subsequently, Mr. Brancaccia carried out a frightening campaign of harassment over several months, much of which is documented,” the statement continued. “As a consequence of his stalking, threats and refusal to desist, the legal complaint was lodged with the Italian authorities.”
The couple is based in London, but the Firths also have a home in Umbria, Italy.
Brancaccia, who works for the ANSA news agency, is now the subject of an Italian police investigation. He has denied the allegations and accused Giuggioli of fabricating the stalking claims to cover up the affair, which he says occurred between 2015 and 2016.
“We were romantically involved, she wanted to leave Colin for me,” he said in a statement to The Times published Friday morning. He added that the couple’s marriage had “been over for years.”
Brancaccia went on to claim that he only sent two WhatsApp messages to Giuggioli, as well as an email detailing the affair to Firth, who he describes as “understanding.”
“In a year she sent me hundreds of messages of love, photos and videos, even a diary,” he added.
Firth and Giuggioli share two children together Luca, 16 and Matteo, 15. The Oscar-winner also has another son, from a previous marriage to actress Meg Tilly.
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