Sarah Paulson doesn’t a spare thought for misogynist Internet trolls who are comparing her female-led “Ocean’s 8” movie to that of Paul Feig’s 2016 “Ghostbusters” remake.
“Everybody’s rolling the dice every time you go out of the gate,” Paulson tells Bustle. “We sort of delude ourselves into thinking we have some semblance of control or some idea about how things are going to go, and we just don’t.”
The “Ghostbusters” reboot with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy pulled in $229 million at the worldwide box office and brought trolls to the forefront, claiming the movie “ruined their childhood.” Similar comments have appeared on the YouTube trailer for “Ocean’s 8”, a new chapter of the male-driven “Ocean’s” franchise originally created in 1960 and revived again in the early 2000s.
“Stop remaking guy-gang films with women. When will you learn?” reads one comment. “I smell another ‘Ghostbusters’ flop,” another reads.
But Paulson, who stars as former felon-turned-stay-at-home-mom Tammy in “Ocean’s 8”, isn’t having any of it. For the “American Horror Story” actress, even a box office flop will still be a personal success for her, thanks to her all-star co-stars including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina.
“At the end of the day, I bet you those girls had a f***ing ball making ‘Ghostbusters’, and so who gives a f*** if anybody saw the movie?” she asks. “I’m not gonna spend too much time worrying about it. I had a f***ing blast, and I made seven new friends.”