Ocean’s 8 stars Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett stole quite a few laughs during a tear-inducing interview on Tuesday’s Today show.
The actresses sit down with cohost Hoda Kotb immediately went off the rails, leading to five minutes of “your mom” jokes, tears, and awards condescension. “Sandy [Bullock], I, we all wrote letters saying, ‘Please, give her something,'” Blanchett, a two-time Oscar winner, cracked of Paulson “only” being an Emmy winner.
It all became too much for Kotb, who needed to call over her partner in crime, Savannah Guthrie. As the two Today hosts shared a chair, Blanchett made Paulson her chair by sitting on top of her costar. When the topic finally came back to Ocean’s 8, the actresses were asked why people should see the movie. “We’re both in it,” said Paulson, causing Blanchett to respond, “Oh, they kept you in?”
Ocean’s 8, which also stars Sandra Bullock and Rihanna, opens in theaters on Friday.