Eight ‘Ocean’s’ Film Facts from Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is a national treasure. She started on TV as a writer for the mega-hit The Office, created her own hit show with The Mindy Project, and has propelled into the Hollywood A-List, voicing characters in Disney films and starting alongside Oprah and Reese Witherspoon in Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle In Time. When you look at the breadth of her work across television, films, and her best-selling novels, it’s unsurprising how that she’s been such a wild success. Now she has a bad-girl turn in Ocean’s 8.

Ocean’s 8 is the all-female reboot of the Steven Soderbergh-rendition of Ocean’s 11. Sandra Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, Danny’s sister and crooked counterpart. She puts together a crack team of criminals to pull off a jewel heist at the Met Gala. Kaling plays Amita, a jeweler who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Nerds of Color got the chance to go to the press conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as snagging an interview with Kaling herself. Here are Mindy’s 8 Ocean’s Film Facts:

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‘Ocean’s 8’ is an Exercise in Expectation vs. Reality

In the past few years, reboots have become as ubiquitous as Marvel sequels. It feels like every week a new reboot gets announced. On TV, there’s Will and Grace, Fuller House, and the now-cancelled Roseanne. In film, there’s been 21 Jump Street, The Mummy, yet another Spider-Man reboot and of course, Ghostbusters. It’s hard not to compare Ocean’s 8 to the plethora of reboots that have come down the pipeline. But I can safely say that Ocean’s 8 is exactly what it needs to be. It’s fun, campy, silly, and suave. Every actress was perfect and absolute in the roles. And in so many ways, it checked all the boxes of a good heist film: good tricks, intricate plans, and unexpected plot twists.

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