Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

STELLAR CAST A CLASS ACT; There's a New Ocean in Town as Women Take the Lead in Fun Spin-Off

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

STELLAR CAST A CLASS ACT; There's a New Ocean in Town as Women Take the Lead in Fun Spin-Off

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Byline: WORDS: SEANNA CRONIN

After a Golden Globe-winning turn in the true crime anthology series The People v OJ Simpson last year, Sarah Paulson returns to the big screen in Ocean's 8.

The all-female Oceans spin-off centres on Debbie (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean.

Upon her release from prison, Debbie puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull off the heist of the century at the Met Gala.

Their target? A necklace worth more than $150 million.

Paulson plays crim-turned-mum Tammy in the Gary Ross-directed action comedy alongside Australia's own Cate Blanchett.

Q: Were you familiar with the three previous Ocean's films directed by Steven Soderbergh?

A: Yes, I had seen every one of them - and I had also seen the original 1960 Ocean's 11 starring Frank Sinatra. I found them all to be endlessly entertaining and incredibly fun. It just seemed like the actors were all having the best time and so we as an audience were having the best time. I thought if Ocean's 8 had that kind of magic, then we would be in good shape.

Q: What skill set does Tammy bring to the team?

A: She's the fence - a go-between for stolen goods. Tammy is running a small side business in her garage, which her family doesn't know about. It's her way of keeping a toe in a world that she found incredibly thrilling, exciting and dangerous. And when Debbie whispers in her ear the amount of money she'd be netting after the heist, it's just too good an offer to refuse.

Q: Did you do any research?

A: I read a few books about being a fence. But this isn't the kind of deep, dark psychological thriller where I'd have to immerse myself in the underbelly of fencing and the world of white-collar crime. I enjoyed myself with my cast mates and let the script dictate how this should go.

Q: Did you know any of your cast mates before beginning work on Ocean's 8 ?

A: I did a movie, Carol, with Cate Blanchett and I knew Annie (Hathaway) socially - we both grew up New York and we'd see each other socially and at auditions. …

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