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May 22nd 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher has revealed she had a role in her husband Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie but it didn’t make the final cut.

The Perth-raised actress, who is in Cannes to promote her latest film, the DreamWorks animation Rise of the Guardians, was meant to play a Russian prostitute in Cohen’s comedy The Dictator. However, as often happens to the best of actors, footage of the 36-year-old funny girl ended up on the cutting room floor.

“And (Sacha) still expected me to do press for the movie,’ Fisher jokes.

“No really, it didn’t work for the movie. I have been through a thousand edits and I have no ego when it comes to this stuff.”

Fisher recalls the last time she was in Cannes when her husband strutted on to the beach in a mankini to promote his film Borat.

“I am happier to see him on a camel,” she says, referring to Cohen’s publicity stunt last week when he chose an unusual animal to take for a morning stroll.

It was one of a number of stunts Cohen has pulled while promoting his new movie around the world, including during his visit to Australia earlier this month.

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May 16th 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Sacha Baron Cohen’s wife admits it’s not a normal life

The wife of Sacha Baron Cohen says she doesn’t live a “normal” life with The Dictator actor.

Actress Isla Fisher married him in 2010 and although she admits “it’s not a normal life to lead,” she does love it.

Fisher says: “Obviously it’s not pleasant to say to your husband – instead of ‘Did you pick up the dry cleaning?’ or ‘Did you pick up someone from a play date?’ – ‘Oh wow are we getting sued? Has anyone put a death threat on us?'”

The couple have two young daughters and in 2009 it was reported that Baron Cohen had received death threats due to controversy over his gay fashionista character Bruno.

With that in mind, and being the person closest to him, does Isla Fisher ever feel she can censor the words that come out of Sacha Baron Cohen’s creations?

“Oh, of course,” Fisher reveals. “There’s a lot of, ‘Oh my gosh, no you cannot say that! We’re friends with that person, blah, blah, blah, no!'”

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April 29th 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

USAToday.com have posted a sneak peek look at Now You See Me, including some additional information on the characters, quotes from the cast, and the very first still of Isla in the movie! It’s a short but good read …

Sneak peek: ‘Now You See Me’

Greed has a new, magical enemy: the Four Horsemen.

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco star as an all-illusionist supergroup using their powers to steal from the rich and give to the poor in the action film Now You See Me (out Jan. 18).

“They are modern-day Robin Hoods,” says director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk).

Eisenberg, the group’s leader, plays a sleight-of-hand specialist, Harrelson is a hypnotist/mentalist, Franco is a pickpocket/generalist and Fisher stars as the world’s best-looking escapologist.

She is recruited to the group after showing off her skills with an elaborate stage escape from chains and a water tank.

“So many things can go wrong on something like this,” says Fisher, 36. “And I was doing the scene in high heels.”

Her co-stars have learned the skills of their characters’ professions for the just-completed shoot, which took them to locations in New Orleans, New York, Las Vegas and Paris. Franco, for example, mastered the art of card-throwing. “He takes a regular playing card and slings it with such force that he can cut a banana in half,” Leterrier says.

Harrelson trained under Irish hypnotist Keith Barry and tried to mesmerize cast members including Mark Ruffalo, who plays an FBI agent on the Four Horsemen’s trail.

“Woody tries to hypnotize everyone,” Leterrier says during a break in filming. “Mark actually pretended it worked.”

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November 9th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The first poster and synopsis for Now You See Me have recently been released, and here they are, courtesy of Collider.com, who call the film one of their “most anticipated films of 2013”. The poster and synopsis were released during the American Film Market, in which I believe the film was sold to distributors. Now You See Me is scheduled to open on January 18th 2013, and will begin filming early in the New Year.

The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.

FBI Special Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with ALMA (Melanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to THADDEUS (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be…magic?

As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen’s spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to find an answer. But it soon becomes painfully clear that staying one step ahead of these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.


August 28th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

This isn’t exactly ‘news’, but it is slightly interesting none-the-less!

Isla Fisher’s hair shade is set to be one of the most popular this season.

The flame-haired beauty has helped put red hair back on the style map, along with the likes of Julianne Moore and Christina Hendricks.

Celebrity colourist Tracey Cunningham thinks more people than ever will opt for the fiery shade in Fall and Winter.

“Christina put this colour on the map and now it’s finally filtering down to the high street,” she explained. “Look to Isla for inspiration: hers is a favourite look of mine and it’s going to be huge this season.”

Although the colour looks hot, upkeep can be difficult. Red fades quickly so it’s important devotees go for regular salon trips and keen their tresses in tip top condition.

“Red fades the fastest because, as a synthetic colourant, it’s the furthest from a natural hue and needs to be maintained and refreshed often, or it will lose its vitality,” she told InStyle.


July 13th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

As I posted about a couple of days ago, Rango is released on DVD/blu-ray combo this coming Friday (July 15th). Well today you have the chance to win a copy here at Isla Fisher Web! Thanks to Sharon at M80 and Paramount Home Entertainment, we have ONE copy of the DVD/blu-ray to give away to a lucky US visitor.

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question:


Isla said she imagined her character Beans as the lovechild of two Hollywood stars – who?

You can find the answer by browsing our News Archives for Rango.

Email your answers to me at admin@islafisherweb.com making sure the subject line of your email reads ‘RANGO Contest’. This contest is only available to US residents.

The contest is open for 2 weeks, and closes on Friday 29th July 2011. The winner will be contacted asap after that date, and asked for their address so their DVD can be shipped to them.

Good luck!




March 16th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher was mistaken for her husband’s daughter at a party.

The 35-year-old actress – who has a three-year-old daughter Olive and another girl, aged around eight months, with spouse Sacha Baron Cohen – was amazed to be refused alcohol and taken to a special room at the first showbiz event she attended with the 39-year-old British funnyman, who she has been in a relationship with since 2002.

She said: “My first Hollywood party was awesome. It was for the director Sofia Coppola and was just walk-to-wall with shiny, fabulous people.

“I came to the front door with Sacha, and the hostess goes, ‘Sacha, you go through to this room and you come with me.’

“And she grabs my hand and takes me to this room filled with 12 year olds – not even 15 year olds! – and goes, ‘Sit here. Would you like a drink?’ So I go, ‘Can I have a glass of wine?’ and she goes, ‘No, you cannot.’ She thought I was Sacha’s daughter, basically.”

The ‘Rango’ star also admitted she doesn’t usually enjoy celebrity parties because they are so tame.

She told Elle magazine: “Most people don’t know that Hollywood parties end at 10pm. I’d rather see a movie.”


March 16th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The stunning actress converted to Judaism in order to marry her partner Sacha Baron Cohen last year. Isla became engaged to the comedian in 2004, and studied for three years before completing her conversion in early 2007. The 35-year-old star took on the Hebrew name Ayala, the Hebrew word for Doe.

Isla has joked she is so enamoured with the religion that she’s thinking of becoming a rabbi.

“You study, then have a test. In fact, I’m thinking of becoming a mohel. [Pause] If you knew what a mohel was, you’d laugh. It’s a rabbi who circumcises boys,” she told the April edition of Elle.