Ocean's 8, the reboot of a classic heist film that now features a loaded cast of amazing women, is full of stars such as Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway, but there's one thing that even movie stars have in common with us non-celebrities—a deep admiration for Rihanna.
Gathering to celebrate the premiere of the film in New York City, the cast stood up for a round of applause and when it was Rihanna's turn to rise, fellow actress Cate Blanchett absolutely lost it, despite co-starring with the pop singer in Ocean's 8.
The cast has been gushing about their love of Rihanna all week leading up to the premiere, as Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway both appeared on Ellen talking about Rihanna, and Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson told Yahoo! they kept singing Rihanna songs like "Work" on set.
"The thing that I love about her," Hathaway told Ellen, is that "when I get nervous sometimes by silence, I might struggle and try to fill up the space. And she doesn’t feel that. She’s a real queen in that way. She occupies that space, and then when she has something to say, she says it.”
Ocean's 8 is now playing in theaters, featuring Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter.