Members of the female-led cast of "Ocean's 8" all received a letter from the same tabloid suggesting that there was friction behind the scenes, it has been revealed.
Sandra Bullock makes the claims during Friday's "The Graham Norton Show", saying the press was determined to pit the film's cast members against one another, even though they actually got along just fine.
"My publicist got an email from a tabloid saying they had heard I wasn't getting on with everyone else on set and I really took it personally... until I found out each one of us had got the exact same email.
"Everyone wanted us to be pulling each other's hair out, but it's just not true."
Revealing that they were determined to prove the sexist stereotype wrong, Helena adds: "[The tabloid press] wanted the cliché of a group of women not getting on, but we didn't live up to it."
The reboot of the "Ocean's" franchise, which also stars Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and newcomer Awkwafina, hits cinemas in the UK on Monday June 18 and in South Africa on Friday June 22.
Sandra plays Debbie Ocean, the sister of the late Danny Ocean, and the leader of the new group of thieves and con-women.
Reviews for the film so far have been generally positive, though some critics have expressed disappointment that such an exciting team of female talent wasn't given a stronger script to work with, or better direction.
The cast's full interview on "The Graham Norton Show", featuring music from Years & Years, airs at 10.35pm on BBC One on Friday June 15.