Model and photographer Helena Christensen posted a photo she’s taken of Isla on her Instagram page:
Isla chats about Marge In Charge, Grimsby, females in comedy and more with London newspaper The Metro:
ISLA in the SUN
Actress Isla Fisher’s career has taken some inspired new turns. Claire Allfree catches up with her as she releases her new children’s book
YOU hear Isla Fisher before you see her. That throaty Australian drawl, that big, booming laugh. And then that flash of bright auburn hair that’s a frequent fixture on the red carpet thanks to Fisher’s film career, and that of her notorious husband, Sacha Baron Cohen (but which, for readers over a certain age, will be forever associated with anorexic Shannon from the Aussie soap Home And Away).
She clearly knows the man who runs the in-house café at her local Waterstones as she orders a latte but no one else in this manicured part of north London, no doubt well used to celebrities traipsing up and down the high street, bats an eyelid.
Warm, immediately friendly and sporting impressive long turquoise nails, Fisher is here to talk about her first children’s story, Marge In Charge, a comic caper aimed at seven-year-olds, featuring Marge, babysitter extraordinare to Jemima and her younger brother, Jakeypants, and an anarchic cross between Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstocking, with a dash of Dame Edna Everage thrown in.
‘Marge subverts all the rules,’ says Fisher of her fictional creation, who creates mayhem each time she comes to stay. ‘The kids end up babysitting their babysitter. I live vicariously through Marge because, being a mother myself, these days I have to be sensible.’
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Isla Fisher interviewed by child about her first kids’ book
Isla Fisher is an actor, mother of three – and now a children’s author.
Her first book is about a chaotic babysitter called Marge.
Six-year-old Ottilie has read it and met Isla to discuss the book’s finer details.
The follow-up to Marge In Charge – Marge And The Pirate Baby – is scheduled to be released on January 12th 2017.
Klown Forever, the outrageous Danish comedy in which Isla has a small cameo appearance as herself, will be released in the US on video-on-demand on September 2nd. Here is the newly released US trailer – it is not suitable for younger viewers!! Isla is not seen in this trailer.
Read more about Klown Forever in our Filmography section.
The Guardian posted a fantastic and very funny Q&A with Isla today – find it on our Press page:
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Born in Oman to Scottish parents, Isla Fisher, 40, was raised in Australia. She started acting as a child and went on to appear in the Australian soap Home And Away. Her films include Wedding Crashers (2005), Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009) and The Great Gatsby (2013). She lives in Los Angeles with the actor Sacha Baron Cohen, their daughters Olive and Elula, and son Montgomery. Her book for children, Marge In Charge, has just been published.
When were you happiest?
When I won my first Oscar. Oh, wait – that was Amy Adams.
What is your greatest fear?
What is your earliest memory?
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
David Walliams, for making the transition from comic actor to bestselling kids’ author. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do the same.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
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