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Sunday 22 July 2018

Bullock dismisses Ocean’s 8 feud rumours: ‘We were expected not to get on’

The all-star cast of Ocean’s 8 joined Graham Norton for a chat.

Graham Norton, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter during filming for the Graham Norton Show (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Graham Norton, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter during filming for the Graham Norton Show (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor

Helena Bonham Carter and Sandra Bullock have said the all-female cast of Ocean’s 8 got on well – despite rumours they had not.

The actresses were joined on The Graham Norton by their co-stars Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson and Rihanna, to talk about the heist film.

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Sandra Bullock (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Bullock, 53, told Graham Norton: “We were expected not to get on.

“My publicist got an email from a tabloid saying they had heard I wasn’t getting on with everyone else on set and I really took it personally until I found out each one of us had got the exact same email. Everyone wanted us to be pulling each other’s hair out, but it’s just not true.”

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Helena Bonham Carter (So TV/PA)

Bonham Carter said: “They wanted the cliche of a group of women not getting on, but we didn’t live up to it.”

She said she had done some astrology research into her co-stars in an attempt to ascertain who she would get on with.

She told Norton: “I did some astrology. I found out everyone’s birthday and I knew who I would get on with. I didn’t decide anything about anyone beforehand, but I just wanted to know what I was going into. It can be very useful.”

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Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Years and Years singer Olly Alexander (So TV/PA)

Bonham Carter is gearing up to take on her role of Princess Margaret in the third series of lavish Netflix series, The Crown.

She said: “I’ve got two weeks to prepare so I’ve got to find her character soon. Asked if the accent will be easy for her, she jokes: “I’m posh, but not that posh!”

The Graham Norton Show airs tonight at 10.45pm on BBC1.

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