Isla Fisher tries out all her new comedy characters on her husband Sacha Baron Cohen before anyone else.
The ‘Wedding Crashers’ actress – who has two children with her funnyman spouse – admits they can’t help but discussing their work at home, and she loves testing out new ideas on him first because he is the “funniest” man she knows.
When asked if they compete against each other for laughs, she replied: “No, but I definitely can’t help myself from trying out new characters on Sacha. I think in all relationships, particularly if you’re in the same field, you end up bringing work home with you. At the same time, you never want your relationship to be just about work.
“Sacha’s the funniest man I know, and that’s on and off camera.”
Isla loves being a comedy actress, but admits she hasn’t found parts easily.
She explained to Culture magazine: “Even though I studied comedy, I didn’t know I could do it for a living. It felt like too much fun.
“After I did ‘Wedding Crashers’, I felt really optimistic about my future, but there weren’t the opportunities I’d imagined to follow such a big commercial movie. The roles offered were to play the girlfriend of another comedian. They would get to do the joke, and you’d roll your eyes. I was a little disillusioned and ultimately grew more and more frustrated.”
Isla is currently based at home with their daughter Olive and their second child – who was born in secret this summer – where she has been working on a new film idea.
She explained: “I’ve actually been working on a movie idea my husband came up with, a character for me, which I do around the house.”