Ocean's 8: Anne Hathaway says costars stopped filming so she could pump breast milk

Anne was also quick to point out that everyone should get the same kind of understanding and support no matter where they work or who their coworkers are


                            Ocean's 8: Anne Hathaway says costars stopped filming so she could pump breast milk

Ocean's 8 was a great success and was able to rake in around $41 million at the box office making it the highest debut of any film in the franchise and proving that female-led projects could easily hold their own and have mainstream appeal. 

Behind the scenes of Ocean's 8 was nothing but teamwork and the cast's consideration for each other. The group's latest story on what happened off camera comes from none other than actress Anne Hathaway who revealed that the cast demanded that they stopped filming so that Anne could take some time out to pump her breast milk. 

In an interview with Today alongside her costars, Anne said, "I was so happy because I was breastfeeding and I had that moment where I was like, 'Oh, is this going to be a positive environment to be able to do that in? Everybody was fantastic and they understood. I remember there was one moment where we were shooting a little long, and I just kind of went, 'Uhhh' and the girls were like 'What’s wrong?'

The cast of Ocean's 8 (Source: Getty Images)
The cast of Ocean's 8 (Source: Getty Images)

"And I said, 'I’m sorry, I should have pumped an hour ago.' And the girls just gathered around me, and they were like, ‘We need a break. We need a break. Annie needs to go do this.’ And it was just, like... I mean, who gets that?"

Anne was also quick to point out that everyone should get the same kind of understanding and support no matter where they work or who their coworkers are. During the interview, the women also shared that they became each other's resources for parenting and general tips. They would often help each other out and grew very close to each other through the shooting process of the film. 

The film has quite the star-studded cast including Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter. Anne also spoke on the 'Ellen Degeneres' show and said, "I'd met a couple of them before but I wasn't close with anybody. Now, we're all close. It just was this huge, huge love fest, which is great, because there's this terrible rumour out there that women can't get along. And, man, did we just murder that rumour. We just loved each other so much and it was so special."

Anne went on to add that the support and love she received from her colleagues on set was "really significant" and this was also her first appearance in a film after giving birth to her son Jonathon who is currently two-years-old.

Anne Hathaway (Source: Twitter)
Anne Hathaway (Source: Twitter)

"After I had my son, the weight was really slow to come off and I was a different size than I normally am. And the director Gary Ross told me, 'That's great, we have eight women in this movie and need to have as many body types as we can,'" she continued. 

Hathaway also spoke of the huge boost she received as she went to work. Many of her colleagues encouraged her to love and accept her post-pregnancy body and showered her with compliments. "I walked on the set and I'm in my jeans and I've done my best and I'm gonna love myself no matter what," said Anne. "And Sandy Bullock just looks up and says, 'Looking good, mama'. Oh, that made me feel amazing," Anne shared.

"And then Cate Blanchett's like, 'Nice jeans, Hathaway'. And then Rihanna looks up and goes, 'Damn girl, you got an a**' ... and I of course was freaked out and loved it so much. I was like, Really? To which Rihanna replied, 'You got an a** like me!'"

Anne Hathaway and Rihanna (Source: Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway and Rihanna (Source: Getty Images)

Anne may be starring in a great role in Ocean's 8 and is an Oscar winning Hollywood force but her romantic life was quite different back in the year 2008. Her boyfriend and Italian entrepreneur Raffaello Follieri was around 29-years-old when he was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering at the time of his arrest. Anne and Follieri dated for around four years before the news of the scandal broke and the couple parted ways. 

During many interviews and red carpet events, Anne had always spoken lovingly of him but that eventually changed. In an interview with The Telegraph she said, "I felt so foolish initially, and I expected everyone to judge me, but all I got from family members, friends and strangers – from every corner – was compassion. I found it so humbling, and it really got me through everything. Goodness, it was a bad relationship. It was an embarrassing break-up." 

Here is a video of the interview of Anne on Today.