ANNE HATHAWAY’s representative has denied rumours of a feud between the actress and her OCEAN’S EIGHT co-star CATE BLANCHETT.
The Oscar-winning actress has been on the New York set of the heist movie alongside her all-star cast, including Cate, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and musician Awkwafina.
Allegations of problems between Cate and Anne first emerged in Australian publication Woman’s Day, with the report claiming the pair had been “butting heads” on the set.
“Cate’s very laid back and easygoing, but Anne’s rubbing her the wrong way,” a source told the outlet. “They had a few angry words and didn’t speak for a few days. Now they’re trying to keep things cordial… but it’s difficult to say the least.”
However, a representative for Anne has come forward to slam the claims, insisting similar allegations wouldn’t have emerged if the film had an all-male cast.
“It’s complete rubbish and totally false. Everyone on the film is having a blast with each other. So typical that a tabloid would pit females against each other,” the spokesperson told E! News. “It’s sad. They don’t do this with men.”
Mindy recently revealed plot details about the upcoming movie, which started shooting earlier this month (Nov16), telling late night chat show host Stephen Colbert that the film is “(set) in New York City and there’s a fashion element to it.”
The original Ocean’s films tell the tale of a group of slick criminals who team up to perform an impressive heist.
Ocean’s Eight will be directed by Gary Ross and produced by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who helmed the Ocean’s Trilogy which also starred George Clooney.
It remains to be seen whether Ocean’s Eight will be the first in a series of films about the female team of heist merchants.