Before Ocean’s 8 premieres in cinemas next month, the stars of the film have been doing press rounds to promote it. Mindy Kaling is one of them and she was recently interviewed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. During the show, Seth asked Mindy how the press tour was going. Mindy then recalled one of the reporters she encountered in an interview. “When you’re doing these heist movies, everyone has their special power, which is why Debbie Ocean pulls us together to do this heist,” Mindy explained. “In the movie, Anne [Hathaway] plays an actress and Sarah [Paulson] plays a party promoter. With me, the male reporter was like, ‘Mindy, you play a jeweler. Now, you’re not married and you’ve never been engaged, so how do you know about diamonds?”
She went on to say, “[The reporter] was basically like, ‘You’re a famous spinster… you’d never been near a diamond before. So, if you’re not married or engaged, you’ve never seen a diamond.’ He was so incredulous. He couldn’t put it together. He was basically like, ‘No man has ever loved you!’”
Mindy laughed it off but she shouldn’t have to deal with sexist comments from anyone. No, she isn’t married and has a child but what does that really have to do with a diamond? We’re sure with her success, she doesn’t need a man to buy her diamonds.
If the talk of diamonds is getting you pumped for the movie, don’t forget to catch it locally starting June 13.