Without fanfare, Rihanna, 28, is gradually oozing her way into the acting business. She’s taking her time and learning along the way. She was cast to play the iconic Janet Leigh role on the final season of Bates Motel. And she’s currently filming Oceans 8 where she’s getting acting tips from the likes of Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. In the script, eight women scheme to pull off a major New York robbery somehow connected to the Met Gala – yes, that means fashion galore! Rihanna’s character is a Caribbean tech wizard. With her success in music, fashion, etc, Rihanna is sort of THE ANTI-KANYE. She does is ALL quietly, without Kanye’s Trump-style bragging, posturing, and tirades. Last year she earned 75 million, leaving Kanye WAY in the dust….
(Above, Sandra, Rihanna, and Cate film a street scene in NY)
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We never paid much attention to George Clooney’s Oceans Eleven series of movies – just the same old stuff – self-indulgent and unoriginal. Now the same people are filming Oceans 8 with an all-female cast and we’re puzzled. It’s kinda sad that women have to remake roles written for men because there are so few original parts for women. Of course it’s better than NOTHING – but don’t blame the women if the worn-out casino heist concept seems tired. The cast is stellar- Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Asian American rapper Awkwafina (Nora Lum.) That’s a powerful and varied group. Hopefully, the script was written by women. Cate Blanchett started filming scenes in New York and she looks formidable in her green velvet suit. The movie isn’t coming out until 2018, however.
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