Isla Fisher says she became a comic actress because of her husband.
The Wedding Crashers star – who shot to fame in Australian TV drama series Home and Away – insists she has always made her friends laugh.
However, she only thought of it as a direction for her career when spouse Sacha Baron Cohen encouraged her to try out for a comedy role.
“I’ve always been the clown with my friends, but it was Sacha who said, ‘You’re the funniest girl’,” she said.
“He said not many women are willing to make a fool of themselves, so he pushed me in that direction and then my first audition was Wedding Crashers and that was it.”
Fisher – who has a three-year-old daughter Olive and another girl, Elula, aged around eight months, with her spouse – also insisted she is very choosy about the roles she takes on and is happy not to be a workaholic.
“Am I a workaholic? I’m exactly the opposite,” she told Elle magazine.
“I’m pretty choosy about what I do, which probably comes from years of having no choices.”