Isla Fisher Talks Leonardo DiCaprio’s Great Gatsby Performance: He’s ‘One Of The Greatest Actors Of Our Generation’
Isla Fisher only shares the screen with Leonardio DiCaprio for a single scene in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” but the actress says she was blown away by Leo’s performance – and audiences will be too.
“Leo is the most perfect Jay Gatsby. He brings to it a childlike innocence,” Isla, who plays Myrtle Wilson in the upcoming film (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel), told Access Hollywood at the “Gatsby” junket. “His obsession with Daisy doesn’t feel mentally ill. It’s just sort of passionate and misguided, but still romantic.
“Leo’s fabulous in everything — he’s one of the greatest actors of our generation,” she added. “But he has gone further than you could ever have imagined with this character, and really made [Gatsby] so multi-dimensional, and so flawed and so vulnerable, and yet so macho and sexy — everything that you want in Gatsby.”
In addition to Leo’s performance, Isla was thrilled by the movie’s elaborate costumes created by designer Catherine Martin.
‘Gatsby’: Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher on Selling Out DiCaprio, Aussie Media Frenzy (Video)
The actors joke about calling in Leo sightings to a local radio station and the “lucrative sideline” of revealing set secrets.
Leonardo DiCaprio undoubtedly causes a media frenzy whenever he goes, but while filming The Great Gatsby in Australia, all of Sydney had their eyes peeled for the A-lister.
“The press just had a field day,” Joel Edgerton says of his co-star’s presence in his native land. Adds fellow Aussie Isla Fisher: “It was horrible. They had a radio show that treated him like he wasn’t even a person.”
Said show enlisted the help of local sleuths to call in any Leo spottings for broadcast on the airwaves.
Isla promoted The Great Gatsby on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday night, and looked fabulous in a little black lace dress whilst doing so. The interview was equal parts hilarious and awkward … they talked about Isla’s short legs, flying planes, the movie, and a strangely shaped mug! You can watch it yourself below, and we will have a downloadable version for you very soon. And in our Gallery you can find pretty HD screencaptures!
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Last Wednesday, Isla walked the black carpet for the New York City premiere of The Great Gatsby. She looked elegant in a navy and black floor length floral gown by Dolce & Gabbana, with D&G heels, a Roger Vivier clutch and Fred Leighton jewellry. Isla posed on the black carpet with her co-stars and director. She looks fantastic! With a very, very, very big thank you to my friend DeA, we now have 138 HQ photos for you to browse through in our Gallery! Scroll on down this post for videos and articles from the premiere too….
Here are some recent promotional video interviews for The Great Gatsby:
Here are Isla’s official studio-released press interviews for The Great Gatsby … first one is just her, the second two are with Joel Edgerton: