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February 3rd 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla celebrates her 36th birthday today, and we at Isla Fisher Web would like to wish her the happiest of birthdays!! Happy Birthday, Isla! Isla we hope you spend your special day with loved ones, and that the year ahead brings you all you wish for. Thanks for being such a positive inspiration, for remaining down to earth, and for sharing your talents with us through your films – we hope to share many more laughs with you in the future!

Feel free to leave your birthday wishes for Isla by posting a comment here.

Today also marks this site’s birthday! Isla Fisher Web was opened by Maria & Riikka on this day back in 2008, meaning we turn 4 years old today. In our past year online we’ve had the opening of our new Gallery, plus the addition of even more extensive content (and more still being worked on!) … not to mention following the promotion for Rango and the filming of lots of new movies. I’m really excited to continue working on this site going into our 5th year online, and cannot wait to continue following Isla’s career with you through this site!


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.


March 4th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Interview: Isla Fisher, actress

TEETERING into the London hotel room on six-inch heels, Isla Fisher is in full glamorous mode as she grips my hand: a gesture that combines warmth with a pressing need for something to hang on to.

This is day two of a European tour to promote her new film Rango, and the tight schedule of TV and press leaves her no time to change between interviews – hence her plunging neckline, some Weimar-era eye make-up and the vertiginous footwear. Yet underneath it all, a rising comedy star is still recognisable as she wobbles towards a chair.

“I’m definitely at my most comfortable tapping into my inner idiot,” she confirms. “I mean, I love dramatic actors and actresses but I’ve never personally aspired to have an Oscar. I’m just a comedy fan.” Up until now however, in films such as Wedding Crashers, Confessions Of A Shopaholic and Wedding Daze, she’s been able to rely on her physical gift for slapstick. In Rango, her performance concentrates on a deadpan vocal performance as a sceptical frontier lizard called Beans, who doesn’t even have Fisher’s Australian accent. “The director wanted Beans to sound like Holly Hunter – so I watched Raising Arizona a million times and practised until I got the pitch nice and low.”

Gore Verbinski’s animated animal western is about Rango (Johnny Depp), a chameleon who manages to blend into the old west world of gunshooting rattlesnakes (Bill Nighy), bar-room rats (Ray Winstone) and a precocious desert mouse (Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin). Fisher’s character is the only one who suspects that Rango is an imposter rather than a real gunslinger.

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March 3rd 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher has said Johnny Depp is the world’s second sexiest man, after her husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Wedding Crashers star worked with Johnny on new animated film Rango, voicing the character of his love interest Beans, and while they were set to stage a real kiss in the sound booth, Isla didn’t lock lips with the Hollywood hunk.

She revealed: “I was supposed to kiss him but on the day I had a little cold and so I didn’t want to do that with him – but he’s the second sexiest man in the world after my husband.”

Isla admitted she had expected Johnny to be a very serious actor, even voicing the lizard on the children’s animation, but he turned out to be great fun.

She said: “I think what I was most surprised about with Johnny Depp is just how funny he is. I thought he was going to be a little more serious because he’s done quite a few dark movies but he has a great sense of humour.

“He’s very warm and I think he acknowledges the fact that people are a little bit freaked out to be acting opposite somebody of his status and so he puts you at ease and he’s a very nice man and I had a really great time.”

And Isla insisted her husband didn’t mind her working with the world’s second sexiest man.

She laughed: “Well they’re friends so it’s OK.”


March 2nd 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Hollywood beauty Isla Fisher has gushed about her Borat star husband – comparing his “sexy” body to that of David Beckham.

The actress is married to lanky funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, who famously posed in a lime green mankini.

Fisher told Red magazine: “My husband has the body of David Beckham, the brain of Stephen Hawking and the style of Tom Ford – a rare combination.”

She added: “He’s sexy and his morals are pretty hard to beat.”

Australian star Fisher said her husband’s ability to “cause chaos”, throwing himself into confrontational, real-life scenes, meant she was often concerned about his welfare.

“Unlike most wives who can say ’How was your day at work, darling?’, I have to say ’Are you getting sued? Have you been arrested? Are you in jail? Are all your limbs still attached?’.”

Fisher – whose films have included The Wedding Crashers and Confessions Of A Shopaholic – said Baron Cohen persuaded her to move into comedy.

“I was going up for all these dramatic roles and not getting them until Sacha said ’You’re so funny, you should be going for comedy’. It had never crossed my mind,” said the mother of two.


February 24th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher has “never aspired” to win an Oscar.

The ‘Rango’ star says although she respects actors who are nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in dramatic films, she prefers acting in comedies because she loves playing the “idiot”.

She told BANG Showbiz: “I just love tapping into my inner-idiot! It’s fun. I’ve never aspired to have an Oscar. I love dramatic movies, I appreciate them, I love dramatic actors and actresses but I really love comedy.”

The Australian beauty – who is married to actor Sacha Baron Cohen and has children, Olive, two and an unnamed daughter who is around six months old – even revealed she once wanted to be a clown and studied the art of being funny in France.

She explained: “I studied at clown school in Paris, I wanted to be a clown. I never thought I’d be in movies, I love doing movies. I feel so blessed and grateful for every second, but I’m just a comedy fan.”

Meanwhile, Isla, 35, says her main focus is her children and she will put them before work, accepting only scripts that really interest her.

The redhead said: “Now that I’m a mum I don’t want to be away from the kids. I only work if I really love the scripts or the character or the director.”


February 24th 2011   Posted by: admin   2 Comments

Isla Fisher plans to take her children to see her new movie because they’re “light years” ahead of other kids.

The actress has two children with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen, three-year-old Olive and another daughter born last September whose name has not been made public.

Although the couple are famously private about their personal life, Isla has admitted becoming a mother has influenced her work choices. She is currently promoting animated movie Rango, in which she voices the character of Beans, and can’t wait for her offspring to see it.

“Yeah being a mother totally influences me. Now that I’m a mom I don’t want to be away from the kids so I only work if I really love the script, love the character, love the director,” she told Cover Media.

“Oh yeah, yeah [the kids will see this].They’re ready for it, they’re very sophisticated, light-years ahead of where they should be.”

Johnny Depp voices the title character of the movie. Rango is a chameleon and joins forces with Beans to work out why their town no longer has a water supply.

Isla loved working on the animation as it meant she didn’t need to worry about watching herself back on the big screen.

“To see yourself as a lizard is a very surreal experience. And it was so nice because I was able to enjoy my own performance,” she laughed. “Normally when you watch yourself on camera, I think at least when you’re magnified to that degree you just question why all the features in your face have been clustered together, there’s just so many things… it’s hard.”

Rango is released in the UK on March 4.


February 24th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher doesn’t like to work because of her children.

The Australian actress – who has three-year-old daughter Olive and an unnamed daughter aged around six months with British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen – only signs up to a project if she really loves it, but enjoyed seeing herself as a lizard in new animated comedy Rango.

She said: “Now that I’m a mum I don’t want to be away from the kids. I only work if I really love the scripts or the character or the director. And yeah, to see yourself as a lizard is a very surreal experience. It was so nice because I was able to enjoy my own performance.

“Normally when you watch yourself on camera, I think at least when you are magnified to that degree you just question why all the features on your face have been clustered together.”

One aspect of the film 35-year-old Isla particularly liked was getting to interact with the other voice actors – including Johnny Depp and Abigail Breslin – rather than recording the part of tough country girl Beans in a booth.

She told BANG Showbiz : “Comedy is timing. The timing you get from another performer being opposite you, the chemistry you get with it, the humanity you get from your own voice when you’re looking at a real person verses a microphone. It’s irreplaceable, that kind of energy. It was hugely beneficial, I believe, for all the performances, to be doing them.”