The press archives have been updated with two new Definitely, Maybe related articles:
• Isla Fisher has the last laugh
• Fisher making a name for herself
Speaking of Definitely, Maybe, I had the chance to see it today and it was absolutely charming. Even though I am generally not a big fan of romantic comedies, I really enjoyed this one. It had a lot of heart, delived the laughs and the cast was just wonderful. I may be biased but I especially adored Isla Fisher as April Hoffman. The character was multilayered and Isla made her feel very real. Plus, she had the best lines and her chemistry with Ryan Reynolds was great. This is one of Isla’s best performances – certainly one for all fans to see. :happy:
Isla is featured in a couple of British mags at the moment to promote Definitely, Maybe (which opened here yesterday), including today’s edition of The Times Magazine and the February 12 issue of OK!. I’ve scanned both mags for the site. Both are pretty bad paper quality but I tried my best to get around it. I’ve also added the Times article here.
Fisher has put in many years of hard graft to get where she is, and it hasn’t all been plain sailing. She was five when she saw fellow redhead Ann-Margret in an Elvis film and decided that she’d like to be a redhead in an Elvis movie, too. “When you’re younger, being a redhead is… well, my two brothers teased me no end,” she says. “So I was really excited to see a redhead on film. But also my mum was in amateur dramatics and I would go every night and sit in the wings and watch her on stage, so… I saw practically what it was like – the excitement and exhilaration of being on stage, backstage, watching make-up being put on, the costume changes.”
The Daily Telegraph published a very nice and informative article about Isla today. I think it will appear in tomorrow’s edition of the magazine – so Aussies, keep your eyes peeled for Isla! 😉 Check out full article here.
She has already sold two comedy scripts to major Hollywood studios, has voiced one of the characters for the forthcoming Dr Seuss movie, Horton Hears A Who!, and is due to start filming Confessions Of A Shopaholic (based on Sophie Kinsella’s bestseller), as the lead character, Rebecca Bloomwood.
“Although I’ll be focusing on colouring in books for the next few weeks!
“I don’t want to put the pressure on myself to have to race back to something.”
So, did Fisher ever dream she’d get this far?
“Oh, I always thought I’d be living in Hollywood, in a seven-bedroom house with a massive swimming pool,” she grins.
“It’s just that when I imagined it, I always thought I’d be the maid.”
About.com has published a new Definitely, Maybe related interview with Isla and Ryan Reynolds. Click here to view full article.
Fisher found a lot she could relate to in the character of April. “I related to my character in that she was kind of a nomad who didn’t have a strong sense of her own identity. I felt like that when I was in my early 20s. She’s someone who is also afraid of love, and I definitely was like that when I was younger. But other than that, I thought it was a real departure for me to play this apolitical girl.”
February 7th 2008
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Isla Fisher will appear on The Today Show on Monday, February 11, and Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday, February 14, 2008 to promote Definitely, Maybe. If anyone is able to help us obtain video and/or screencaps of her appearances, please do not hesitate to get in touch! Unfortunately I have no way of recording these myself as I am located in the UK.
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According to one member at the Confessions of a Shopaholic IMDb board, the movie has begun filming and the cast, including Isla Fisher, will shoot today morning at the Sheraton Stanford, Connecticut. It could be just gossip at the moment but perhaps we’ll get a more official confirmation sometime soon. Here’s to hoping some on set pics will pop up!
Edit: Isla has indeed been spotted on the set of Confessions of a Shopaholic holding baby Olive. We are currently trying to get out hands on the full set. Meanwhile, enjoy the preview of the cuteness! :love: Another IMDb member posted the following:
They were filming near my house yesterday near Dollar Dreams on top of the Rent A Center building. From morning till night. And now they are filming on Hancock at the Nest Arts Factory.
According to Universal Pictures (via Newswire), the world premiere of Definitely, Maybe will be held February 12, 2008 at the Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street, New York City). The celebrities will arrive 6.30 PM. Isla Fisher is expected to attend alongside fellow cast members Ryan Reynolds, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz. This will be Isla’s first big red carpet appearance since the birth of baby Olive – you can expect Maria and I to bring you complete coverage next week.
Welcome to Isla Fisher Web! Months of hard work have now paid off as Maria and I have opened the doors of our new fansite dedicated to the charming Australian actress Isla Fisher. We are striving to bring you a comprehensive and often updated site on this lovely lady. Be sure to bookmark us and come back often, especially now that her newest film, Definitely, Maybe, will be opening shortly. Isla will also start filming Confessions of a Shopaholic later on this month. Busy times ahead and we committed to bringing you full coverage of it all!
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And of course, this is not just any day… It is Isla’s 32nd birthday! We’d like to take this opportunity to wish her a very happy day spent among loved ones. Have a good one, Isla! :love:
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