Isla attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new action-comedy movie Keeping Up With The Joneses last night. She posed on the red carpet with her co-stars Gal Gadot, Zack Galifianakis and Jon Hamm, and their director Greg Motolla. Following the red carpet, Isla was joined by her husband Sacha Baron Cohen at the after-party where they seemed to be having even more fun than when on the red carpet! Isla looked cute in a little white crop top and skirt by By Johnny and silvershoes from Brian Atwood. Further down this post are a couple of videos from the red carpet and articles about the event. With big thanks to our friend Lindsey we have over 200 fantastic HQ photos from the night in our Gallery for you!
‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ Premiere: Jon Hamm Shares Heroic Story About Saving the Life of His Real-Life Neighbor
Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher and Zach Galifiankis reunited on Saturday as Fox brought Oktoberfest to Los Angles to celebrate Keeping Up With the Joneses.
The film stars Gadot and Hamm as two undercover spies who move in next door to the simple life couple played by Galifianakis and Fisher.
“It was always who was going to make who laugh first, who is going to have the best punch line, who is going to break the take because they burst out laughing,” Gal Gadot told The Hollywood Reporter.
While Hamm plays a spy who is trying to save the day in the film, he revealed to THR that he once saved the life of his real-life neighbor off-screen. “My neighbor here in L.A., one weekend I heard this ruckus next door and I looked over this wall, and he had fallen off of the ladder and threw his head onto the driveway and was bleeding all the way down the driveway. It’s this 90 year old man. I was like, ‘What happened!'”
And that’s when Hamm kicked it into hero high-gear. “I just [jumped] over the thing and I’m thinking, ‘Cub scouts, what do you do?’ I got him untangled from the ladder and all of the tree branches off of him, and I undid his collar and I put some stuff on his head to put pressure on it,” he said. “He didn’t speak English so I was having a hard time explaining to him, ‘Breathe, breathe, breathe.’ And the ambulance came and took him away. He was fine, thank god, but it was terrifying. I have very good relationships with my neighbors. They like me a lot.”
While Hamm gets the approval from his neighbors (after saving a life), his co-star Isla Fisher told THR she is idolizing one of hers. “I actually live next door to Eric Idle! Growing up I was just the biggest Monty Python fan and I remember he once sang, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and it was just an epic moment in neighbor history!”
The film is one for everyone, Hamm told THR, “The good thing about this film is there’s really something for everyone. It’s a family film. You can bring your kids, you can bring your cousins, nieces and nephews. It’s not like, ‘Earmuffs! You can’t see that!”
And such comic relief seems to be a needed distraction from the 2016 presidential election. Hamm opened up about Trump’s recent offensive comments against women: “There’s nothing to say. It’s unbelievable. I can’t at this point understand it.” And what does Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, think of Trump? With a smile Gadot joked to THR, “Who?”
Also in attendance at the premiere was the film’s director Greg Mottola, Fisher’s husband Sasha Baron Cohen, Martin Short, Larry David, Jack McBrayer, Maribeth Monroe and Matt Walsh.
Keeping Up With the Joneses hits theaters Oct. 21.
Jon Hamm at ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’ Premiere: ‘I’d Be a Terrible Spy’
Though Jon Hamm plays a master spy in the action-comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” he admitted at Saturday night’s premiere that it’s never been a career option.
“I’d be a terrible secret agent in real life because I can’t keep my mouth shut,” Hamm said on the red carpet on the Fox lot. “I always want to talk to people and find out what’s going on with them.”
Isla Fisher, who portrays a prototypical suburban mom in “Joneses,” offered up a contrary view. “I would be a good spy because I really listen and I’m small so I can hide in lots of places,” she noted.
Director Greg Mottola allowed that he was comfortable with using a suburban setting, given that he grew up in a Long Island suburb.
“I have a very specific feeling about the suburbs, both good and bad,” Mottola said. “That little cul-de-sac that we found with these very large houses three inches from each other are conducive to people spying on each other. There’s no privacy but it’s the way of the world.”
Mottola also opted for a more serious tone to make the jokes more effective.
“I didn’t want [to be] machine-gunning jokes at you for 90 minutes straight, and the line of reality sort of shifts around,” he added. “I love ’80s movies like ‘Midnight Run’ where there’s a little more seriousness to the story.”
Gal Gadot, who plays Hamm’s fellow spy and spouse, recalled that the movie set off-camera was anything but serious. “I’m my own worst critic but being on the movie was so much fun,” she said. “We spent a lot of time trying to make each other laugh first.”
Despite the reverberations of Donald Trump’s lewd 2005 remarks being only a day old, the subject was not something that was front and center on the red carpet.
“I think he’s doing a very good job of saying enough things,” Hamm said. “There’s really nothing more to say at this point. Whenever you think you’ve had a bad week….”
Asked about Trump, Gadot responded “Who?” several times on the “Joneses” carpet as if to say “I’m not saying anything.”
The afterparty carried an Oktoberfest theme with beer, sausages, potato salad, sauerkraut, and strudel. “Keeping Up With the Joneses” opens on Oct. 21.