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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.”


December 31st 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you have a fun night if you’re celebrating tonight, and that 2011 is a wonderful and happy year for you!

Professionally it’s been a very quiet year for Miss Isla, although personally she’s (reportedly) had a pretty fantastic year, what with a marriage and new baby! Early next we’ll be treated to hearing Isla in the animated comedy Rango, and hopefully we’ll get some other new projects too. Thanks for your support of Isla Fisher Web this year – the site has undergone a change in owner and I hope to continue bringing you the best on Isla in 2011!


December 23rd 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

They have both been gracing the big screen this year, and it seems stars Daniel Radcliffe and Isla Fisher might also have been influencing the parents of Edinburgh.

Daniel and Isla have topped the chart of most popular baby names in the Capital, after a year in which Radcliffe returned to our screens as Harry Potter and Fisher featured as Ginny in Burke and Hare.

Daniel has shot up the chart from fifth place last year, knocking Jack from the top spot, while for Isla it is the second year at the top of the chart.

Also popular for boys in Edinburgh this year were Alexander and James, with Sophie and Olivia second and third for girls.

However, Daniel didn’t even appear in the charts for West Lothian or Midlothian, with Jack the favourite in both areas.

In East Lothian, Oliver was top of the list, followed by Daniel, then Lewis. Emily was the most popular girl’s name, with Isla second and Ava third.

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October 25th 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Burke and Hare actress Isla Fisher revealed she only pretended to squeeze into a corset for the period comedy because she was three months pregnant during filming.

The 34-year-old actress – who gave birth to her second child with husband Sacha Baron Cohen this summer – plays actress Ginny in the black comedy directed by Blues Brothers’ John Landis.

Her character is the love interest to Simon Pegg, who stars opposite Andy Serkis in the film as infamous grave robbers Burke and Hare.

At the film’s premiere at the Curzon Chelsea in London, she said: “That was difficult because I was pregnant during the making of the movie, so I didn’t really squeeze into it. I used to pretend I was wearing a corset and then not wear it, just wear a push up bra – don’t tell the director that.”

The Australian actress – who also has a three-year-old daughter Olive – revealed that Pegg did not notice she was pregnant while they were working together, even though she was suffering from terrible morning sickness.

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October 25th 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher claims her co-star assumed she had an eating disorder when she was suffering from morning sickness on a film set.

The Australian actress has just finished filming Burke and Hare – a black comedy set in Scotland about two Irish migrants who killed people in order to sell their bodies for scientific research.

The low-budget film stars Simon Pegg and was directed by John Landis, who also directed Michael Jackson’s Thriller promo.

Isla said that while shooting the film she was struggling with morning sickness but Simon just assumed she was making herself ill in order to keep slim.

“I was actually pregnant during the shooting and I had severe morning sickness and I didn’t eat anything and I just vomited all the time,” she told BBC Breakfast Show “Simon Pegg is the least observant actor in the planet because he didn’t notice. I think he presumed I was just a typical Hollywood bulimic actress rather than the fact that I was severely sick.”

The 34-year-old star – who has just given birth to her second child with Sacha Baron Cohen – launched her acting career on Australian soap opera Home and Away.

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October 22nd 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Home is…
Wherever my family is.

Where do you live in London?
In Marylebone, but I would love to live permanently at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair and eat high tea every day.

What was the last play you saw in London?
War Horse at the National Theatre; the puppets were amazing and it was very moving.

What advice would you give a tourist?
Don’t wear a hood.

Which shops do you rely on?
I love Ottolenghi in Islington for breakfast; everything in there is incredible from the salads to the cakes and coffee. My favourite kids’ store is Petit Aimé on Ledbury Road, and for one-stop shopping nothing beats Topshop, if you can brave the loud pop music. Rellik in Ladbroke Grove is amazing for vintage clothing and one-off pieces.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in London?
Amaya on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge is the best place in the world for Indian fusion cooking.

What’s your earliest London memory?
I went to Madame Tussauds with my parents when I was four and I remember being mesmerised by the frozen figures.

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