“Home & Away”‘s Pippa on Isla Fisher

September 3rd 2017No Comments"Home & Away"

Debra Lawrance, the actress who played Shannon Reed’s foster mother Pippa on Home & Away, recently spoke to an Aussie outlet about her time on the show and the cast she worked closely with, including Isla:

[…] She says she doesn’t watch Home And Away often, but she does keep in touch with the actors who played Pippa’s foster children during her time on the series.

Debra and her husband, Dennis Coard (who played Pippa’s husband Michael), are still close to Kate Ritchie, who starred as Sally Fletcher for 20 years.

When Isla Fisher, who played Shannon Reed, was in Australia last year, Debra and Dennis spent a “joyful” evening with the actress and her husband, Hollywood star Sacha Baron Cohen.

“It was like no time had gone past at all,” Debra says, adding she can’t help but feel a sense of pride now that Kate and Isla have children ?of their own.

“There’s a little part of me that feels like a grandmother,” Debra laughs.

“You feel that same sense of pride as you would if you were their own mum.”

(NowToLove.com.au)

Isla at the AACTA’s

As expected, Isla attended the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTAs) in Sydney earlier today, where she was presented with the Trailblazer Award. She was accompanied on the red carpet by her husband, and her mum Elspeth was inside for the ceremony with them. Isla was presented with her award – which she calls the “pinnacle” of her career – by Aussie actor Geoffrey Rush, and thanked fellow Aussie actresses and fellow orange person Donald Trump in her speech! Isla wore a classy black crystal polka dot dress by Aussie designer, with Bulgari jewellery. Read more from the night in the posts below (many of the links have good red carpet video interviews and ceremony footage in them that can’t be embedded here) and find the first HQ photos in our Gallery. Check back in the coming days for more coverage!

Congratulations to Isla on this fantastic honour – and on her 15th anniversary with Sacha! 🙂

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards x13



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Elle Australia scans

Today I’ve been able to add a full set of scans from Isla’s new Elle Australia magazine spread. She looks beautiful in the photos, and I love the natural, laid-back look of the shoot. In the relatively short interview, Isla talks about her life and career, including the benefits and pitfalls of not having gone to University, her time on Home & Away, motherhood and working, women in film, Instagram, and very briefly Keeping Up With The Joneses and Marge In Charge.

Please be sure to give us a link back if you re-post these scans elsewhere!

“I feel like I’ve been fortunate because I feel that the things I’ve achieved in my life have surpassed what I’d hoped to achieve. When I thought about myself living in a house in the Hollywood hills I’d always imagined myself to be cleaning it. For me, it’s about reframing the new me and and not comparing it to the old me.”

Elle (Aus) – October 2016 x12



Isla Fisher on The Anton Savage Radio Show

Isla made a guest appearance on the Anton Savage Show on Irish radio channel TodayFM today to promote Marge In Charge. She also chatted about Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up With The Joneses. Listen below:



Isla Fisher Has Written A Children’s Book

To some she’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, to others she’ll always be Shannon from Home and Away but now to a whole generation of children, Isla Fisher will be the voice behind Marge In Charge.

Inspired by two of her best friends, and her own imagination, Isla has created every child’s dream babysitter, Marge who has multi-coloured hair and a great sense of fun.

In her first Irish interview this morning, Isla spoke to Paul about her nerves of entering into the world of children’s books and when we can see her next on the big screen, plus we found out if she still thinks of her past as Shannon.

Marge In Charge, which is for younger readers, will be out next Thursday July 28th on Piccadilly Press.

(TodayFM)

Lizzy Gardiner’s Story of the Fame Game – Very rare old interview with Isla

April 25th 2016No Comments"Home & Away", Videos

I came across this very old and rare clip of Isla in a documentary about fame and soaps, in which she talks about working on Home & Away – it’s a great blast from the past – enjoy!

Lizzy Gardiner’s Story of the Fame Game (1997)

Director and interviewer Lizzy Gardiner had her own taste of fame when she won the Best Costume Design Oscar for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Costume designer Lizzy Gardiner interviews the head of drama for the Seven Network, Jonathan Holmes, about the longevity of young soap stars. Gardiner also speaks to Isla Fisher about being a star of TV serials. Fisher says she has to have multiple personalities to speak to fans, press, producers and friends. We see Isla on set in the studio for the filming of Home and Away.

Read more about this documentary here, and watch the clip of Isla’s segment right here.

Isla on the cover of Easy Living Magazine

Check out Isla on the cover of the new issue of UK Easy Living magazine! It is once again a new photoshoot and interview, and the photos released so far are just beautiful. The cover is to promote The Great Gatsby.

Read quotes from the interview further down this post, and find the cover and first two pictures from the shoot in our Gallery. I’ll be on the lookout for scans, of course.

More event and tv appearance photos coming tomorrow!

‘I put on 10lbs… by eating cupcakes!’ Isla Fisher admits she used her ‘natural instincts’ to gain weight for Great Gatsby role

It’s a situation actresses wish for – to be told they need to gain weight for a movie role.

So when Isla Fisher was given free reign to pile on the pounds to play Myrtle in The Great Gatsby, she made sure she did so by chowing down on her most desired sweet treat – cupcakes.

Isla admitted to Easy Living magazine that gaining the 10lbs she needed to for the role was easier than she thought it would be.

She said: ‘I was breastfeeding, so I had a little flesh of my own, I am proud to admit, but I also gained 10lb, just by following my natural instincts.’

Asked what she meant by that, Isla replied: ‘Cupcakes!’

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Fisher: I’m sentimental about Bay

November 17th 2012No Comments"Home & Away"

Fisher: I’m sentimental about Bay

Isla Fisher has revealed that she doesn’t mind if people remind her of her days on Home And Away, unlike former co-star Melissa George.

The 36-year-old actress, who played Shannon Reed in the Australian soap from 1994 to 1997, has since carved out a successful career in Hollywood, starring in comedies like Wedding Crashers, Hot Rod and Confessions Of A Shopaholic.

“I feel like everything in the past has led me to where I am today, and I’m incredibly grateful for that experience and that exposure,” she said at the UK premiere of her latest film Rise Of The Guardians.

Isla, who voices the Tooth Fairy in the animated feature, added: “I’ve been lucky that the people that remember that part of my life feel quite sentimental about it, so I always feel super-sentimental about it too.

“To be honest, no one has really brought it up for years. When people come up to me now, it’s for Wedding Crashers, not Home And Away.”

Melissa, who played Angel Parrish from 1993 to 1996, was not happy after she was recently asked about her soap days on Australian talk show The Morning Show.

Old “Home & Away” bloopers

November 11th 2012No Comments"Home & Away", Videos

Another fantastic old find! Bloopers from Home & Away, including Isla and Kate Ritchie struggling not to laugh during an intense scene!



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