OCEANS 8 CHARACTERS' ROLES
The female re-boot got a few more actress confirmations this week. Here's what I think their characters will be like, based on my limited knowledge of these actresses previous work, what I think they're like, and my 50+ views of the men's Oceans 11 series. Also, go female reboots! I'm all for this movie.
- •Anne HathawayThe new guy, a la Matt Damon. Feels like she needs to prove herself, will probably overcompensate in some way that will jeopardize the mission but won't ruin it completely, and will save everyone else's asses in some way in the end.
- •RihannaThe cool one, obviously. Probably deals with the explosives a la Don Cheadle. Won't have a ton of speaking parts, as she's semi new to acting, but her glances and body language will say it all.
- •Mindy KalingComedic relief, but also prodigy-level intelligence a la Casey Affleck/Scott Cann brothers in either computer/security system hacking, heist gadgets, or something of the like. She keeps the egos in check and helps keep the group grounded. @mindy feel free to confirm or deny! 🙃
- •Helena Bonham CarterThe wildcard. She might help with explosives, be the chameleon con man who changes personalities, or is the financial backer behind the whole operation. Who knows? The producers are probably still trying to pin down her character.
- •AwkwafinaThis is a toughie. She either runs with Helena or Rihanna, because she obviously ups the groups cool factor. Her real name is Nora Alum, so since she has a real life alias, her character most likely speaks a lot of languages and has multiple identities she can leverage throughout the heist.
- •Cate BlanchettVeteran leader, a la George Clooney, but without the emotional motivations he had (jealous of ex wife's new husband). She's clearheaded and sharp. Withering looks and/or weapons will be directed at any men who dare underestimate her.
- •Sandra BullockVeteran leader alongside Cate, a la Brad Pitt. They were the first two cast, so they'll probably be the leaders, old friends that are finally pulling a big heist to prove something or get revenge. She's a bit more emotional, but she unifies the group and the rest of the women want to impress her/give back for all the help she's given them.
- •??TBD! They haven't confirmed the 8th badass woman yet.