Sandra Bullock took down the group text thread for Ocean's 8 and the cast even held a ‘funeral’ for it
The only way fans and people could get updates about what goes on in sets of Ocean's 8 has been taken down by Bullock, after the cast got paranoid about being hacked!
Ocean's 8’s group text is down! I repeat Ocean's 8’s group text is down!
Much to our disappointment, the stars of Ocean's 8’s group text thread which gave us serious friendship goals has been taken down. This group text thread was started by the star cast after they started bonding on the sets of the heist movie last year. But after red-carpet anecdotes and late-night interviews about the group thread went on for months, Sandra Bullock was forced to take a tough decision of terminating the group thread.
"Because of all the talk, we've disbanded it," Bullock told USA Today while in New York to promote the Ocean's reboot (in theaters June 8), in which she wrangles a group of women to steal a necklace from the Met Gala. "As of last night at the dinner table, we had a little funeral for it. We all got very paranoid about being hacked. What if we lost our iPhones? It was time. It was time to say goodbye."
Speaking of the group thread being talked of in the open, a member of the group thread, Mindy Kaling stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres show on Monday. The 39-year-old actress took a selfie with the talk show host and posted it on the group thread which includes Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, and Rihanna.
As with any group text thread, each member has a particular role or a unique function. For instance, Mindy Kaling was the go-to person for GIFs, while Anne Hathaway posted great and relatable memes. Awkwafina, being one of the funniest members of the group, gave the best of everything.
And then there was Rihanna who was a silent spectator who would occasionally chime in with witty comments or words of wisdom which would leave the rest with just an ‘Oooh’ for a response.
Sandra further adds "you don't think she's listening because she's very calm." "We get very animated around RiRi and all of us want her to see us. But she'll be very calm and all of a sudden, she'll turn and throw something out at you. She's like a sphinx."
Set to release on June 8, 2018, Ocean's 8 has a heavy star cast such as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Dakota Fanning, Richard Armitage and Damian Young.
Ocean's 8 is about an estranged sister, inspired by her brother, pulls off the heist of the century at the New York’s annual Met Gala.
While fans want to hear snippets about the cast’s on-set antics and Met-Gala robbing strategies, Bullock says that the filming was a lot grimmer than people might expect.
"We worked long hours," she says. "We worked 15 hours a day in heels. Half of us have kids, the other half are running major corporations.