Helena Bonham Carter on doing Ocean's 8: 'Not easy to find a film with one female lead, let alone eight'

Ocean's 8 stars Sandra Bullock as ringleader Debbie Ocean who recruits seven women including Helena Bonham Carter to help her pull off a jewellery heist

Indo-Asian News Service June 19, 2018 10:24:52 IST
Helena Bonham Carter on doing Ocean's 8: 'Not easy to find a film with one female lead, let alone eight'

Los Angeles: Actress Helena Bonham Carter says it is not easy to find a film with one female lead, and that is one of the reasons she was attracted towards Ocean's 8.

"I like to do things that I haven't done before, and I'd never done a heist film. My castmates were another attraction because they're so extraordinary," Bonham Carter said in a statement.

"It's not easy to find a film with one female lead, let alone eight, so it's about time we had this kind of ensemble," she added.

Helena Bonham Carter on doing Oceans 8 Not easy to find a film with one female lead let alone eight

Helena Bonham Carter at the Ocean's 8 premiere in London. Agence France Presse/ Anthony Harvey

A sequel to Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, Ocean's 8 stars Sandra Bullock as ringleader Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney's character Danny.

After getting out of jail, she recruits seven women — Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and Bonham Carter — to help her pull off a jewellery heist at the annual Met Gala in New York.

The Warner Bros Pictures project will release in India on 22 June.

Her character Rose is a fashion designer. The actress says she got "wonderful fashion" lessons with the film.

"That education I received allowed me see the world from their point of view. It was a lot of fun."

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