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Isla brightens up the cover of the July issue of UK Cosmopolitan magazine, with another brand new photoshoot and interview! Check out quotes from the interview and a behind the scenes video below, and find scans from the spread in our Gallery. Needless to say, Isla looks fantastic in the photos, and it is once again great to see her on the cover of a big magazine!



Pick up a copy of Cosmopolitan now.

Cosmo also have an article about how to get Isla’s hair here.

Isla Fisher opens up to Cosmo!

Star of The Great Gatsby, and Now You See Me, Isla Fisher is the perfect Cosmo cover star! In the July issue she reveals all about the rejection she experienced at the start of her career, and how she overcame it.

You’d think having a famous husband like Sacha Baron Cohen, you’d be sorted in Hollywood. But apparently not! Isla revealed exclusively to Cosmo: “I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in LA fired me. I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told ‘no’, so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, ‘Can you ask your agent if they’ll represent me?’ And his agent said, ‘No way.’ It was the only favour I’d ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great’. But it spurred me on.”

Looking at Isla now – especially in this month’s Cosmo – you’d never realise she was once a wallflower. Speaking about her childhood, she said: “I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends. So I learnt to be funny and to take the piss out of myself in order to ingratiate myself. I think it’s one of the best skills in life.”

She took these skills one step further when she decided to study at clown school: “It was a great training ground and I learnt so much, but after three years I’d had enough, and I decided to go and study at a clown school in Paris. It’s like a theatre school, but you basically learn clowning. I knew Emma Thompson had been there and she was a big deal at the time with Sense And Sensibility, and I thought, ‘Oh, wow’. It sounded so romantic and exciting and different. I knew coming from something like Home And Away that I was going to need to change people’s impressions of me.”

Surely Isla has it all now; a wonderful (and funny) husband, a beautiful little boy and a career on the rise? But Isla doesn’t believe in having it all. She tells Cosmo: “It’s a myth that you can have it all. You can’t. But, more importantly, I don’t think you should want to. It sounds exhausting! I’m just dipping my toe back into work now. It’s a juggling act and I’m not particularly good at it; the balls are in the air. But my priority is always my family. Motherhood boils everything down to the essentials.”

Liked that? Read the full interview in the July issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4th June.

Cosmopolitan.co.uk

– “I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in L.A. fired me. I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told ‘no,’ so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, ‘Can you ask your agent if they’ll represent me?’ And his agent said, ‘No way.’ It was the only favor I’d ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great.’ But it spurred me on. I’ve had no helping hand in Hollywood. But in general I’ve found that when it comes to getting jobs, what’s meant for you can’t pass you by.”

– “Women should not have to adopt masculine traits in order to succeed. You should be able to stay as a woman, and in tune with your femininity and still be equal. Women one hundred percent support each other in the movie industry. I auditioned for a movie recently and when I went in, the producer said he’d told one of its stars, Naomi Watts, that he was auditioning me and she’d said, ‘She’s so funny, she’s a great actress – you should hire her.’ What a lovely, kind and supportive thing to do for another woman.”

– “My mum and I have actually been writing a script for a thriller together. It’s really fun. She doesn’t understand the rules of screenwriting, so I’m often like, ‘What?! Mum, you can’t kill off the protagonist on page 10!’ She breaks all the rules, which makes it original at least. We’ve had a scream doing it.”

– “It’s a myth that you can have it all. You can’t. But, more importantly, I don’t think you should want to. It sounds exhausting! I’m just dipping my toe back into work now. It’s a juggling act and I’m not particularly good at it; the balls are in the air. But my priority is always my family. Motherhood boils everything down to the essentials.”

– “I have an open-house policy and a lot of my friends who don’t have access to childcare drop their kids with me. You’ll often find me in the playroom, surrounded!”




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