Talk about girl power and Anne Hathaway releases her 2018 movie alongside Sandra Bullock. Donning a glamorous poster raving about the all-female cast, the $297M movie turned out to be a classic hit and a feel-good movie that shaped Hathaway’s life to a certain extent.
Discussing her experience of working with an all-female cast, Anne Hathaway mentioned what impacted her performance in the movie. Recalling an incident that happened right before shooting the movie in 2016, the actress opened up about her desire to work with more actresses in the future.
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2016 Incident That Emotionally Impacted Anne Hathaway
The summer blockbuster of 2018, Ocean’s 8 from Oscar-nominated director Gary Ross turned out to be a career-changing project for Anne Hathaway. Appearing in the movie with a star-studded cast led by Sandra Bullock, Hathaway recalled an incident that took place right before their shooting.
Recalling the first day of shooting right after the 2016 election, Anne Hathaway spoke about Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, which gravely impacted the movie. Stating how the women on set were emotionally affected by the speech, Hathaway shared the experience of working in a man’s world.
“My first day of shooting was the day after the 2016 election. We all got our hair and makeup done in the morning and then watched Hillary’s concession speech—and then cried, and then redid our hair and makeup, and then worked a 20-hour day. Because women are really tough.” Anne Hathaway shared with Elle.
Revealing the impact of Hilary Clinton’s speech in Ocean’s 8, Hathaway noted how it later opened her eyes to her position in the entertainment industry.
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Anne Hathaway Desires To Work With More Women
Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock‘s Ocean’s 8 made a loud impact at the Box Office and bagged a staggering $297M worldwide, following its release. Offering the audiences a fierce all-female cast, the 2018 movie from Gary Ross changed the career trajectory of Hathaway and the other actresses on board.
The Les Miserables actress opened up about feeling startled by so many women on set. Getting the unusual but peaceful feeling of being surrounded by women, Hathaway recalled the thoughts she had. “I remember looking around going, Wait, why have I never been here before? Like, why has it taken this long into my career to have this many women on set?” the actress shared.
“I remember having a distinct feeling: Oh, this is what it’s like to be a man in Hollywood. Wherever they go, they’re in a pack; there’s so much ease in this.” Anne Hathaway mentioned.
Thus, being overpowered by the feeling Anne Hathaway mentioned how Ocean’s 8 changed her approach in the entertainment industry. “I just wanted more of it. I thought, I have to make this an intention in my career.” the actress shared. She further added, “To work with other women and to create opportunities for as many women to work together”.
Feeling powerful with her female co-stars around her, Anne Hathaway embraced the enchanting journey she had while shooting Ocean’s 8, alongside Sandra Bullock.