One for the Road: Is Rihanna Really the Smoothest Criminal in the Ocean’s 8 Cast?


After a lot of hype and a major heist, the all-female franchise that is Ocean’s 8 has proved to be well worth the undoubtedly hefty salaries of its cast, several of whom appeared on BBC stalwart The Graham Norton Show to promote their new film ahead of its British premiere last week.

But in a true case of art imitating life, Norton outed Rihanna as perhaps the stickiest set of fingers in the cast—at least when it comes to finishing her drink. It’s not often that we see Rihanna blush, but Norton managed it, airing a hilarious montage of paparazzi photos featuring the star exiting venues with glasses (and, on at least one occasion, a bottle) of wine in hand.


But it wasn’t all blushes and bubbles (and cabernets, and chardonnays) on Norton’s famed sofa. In honor of the setting of the film’s climactic heist, Rihanna also spilled the tea on how she manages to travel to the Met Gala in her now legendarily elaborate outfits. If you thought this year’s beaded bishop hat or 2017’s cluster of Comme des Garçons was a challenge, consider the famed embroidered and fur-lined “omelette” cloak by designer Guo Pei that Rihanna wore to 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass.

Rihanna attends the China: Through the Looking Glass Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York City.
Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images)

Unable to navigate the garment herself, the star required six—yes, six—people in choreographed motion to assist her in getting the 16-foot train into and out of the stretch limousine and up the iconic stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (including pausing to arrange it just so for photo ops).

I gotta tell you, it’s the kind of coordinated effort that makes you thirsty just thinking about it—or maybe it’s just been a long Monday, and I could use a drink right about now.

Think I can get it to go?

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Maiysha Kai

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.