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December 7th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Huge congratulations to Isla for her Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Aussie AACTA Awards!

The Great Gatsby leads AACTA nominations

Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster The Great Gatsby has led the nominations for the 3rd annual AACTA Awards with 14 nods, closely followed by Kim Mordaunt’s independent film The Rocket

The two are vastly different Australian features. The Great Gatsby is a razzle dazzle adaptation of an American classic novel, while The Rocket, which earned 12 nominations, is a low-budget, foreign-language feature, filmed entirely in Laos with a lead actor plucked from the streets.

It means come January, Leonardo DiCaprio will face off against former street kid Sitthiphon “Ki” Disamoe for Best Lead Actor, while Luhrmann and Mordaunt are both in the running for Best Direction, alongside Ivan Sen for Mystery Road and the 17 directors of The Turning.

The two features are also up for Best Film alongside Dead Europe, Mystery Road, Satellite Boy and The Turning.

The AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) CEO Damian Trewhella says the nominations show the range of films our country is producing.

“The film and television productions that have been acknowledged this year are so incredibly diverse and as an ensemble illustrate our breadth of screen talent,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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September 15th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The Hollywood Reporter report that Isla is one of the most in-demand actresses for a new TV series at the moment! What do you think – would you like to see Isla on a weekly TV comedy/drama?!

The New A-List: The Actors Getting All the TV Offers

Rose Byrne, Kate Hudson, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden and Paul Bettany are some of the surprising names who are getting deluged with broadcast and cable offers for comedies and dramas this season.

For two years running, Rose Byrne’s name has landed atop more than a dozen castings wish lists.

Hot off of her comedic turn in 2011’s Bridesmaids, the Damages star was being courted both for television comedies and dramas. And she isn’t the only one with casting directors banging down her door. Among the others who have the latter drooling: Kate Hudson, Isla Fisher, Marisa Tomei, Jessica Alba, Diane Lane, Julianne Moore, Michelle Monaghan and Halle Berry.

Following a buzzworthy arc on Mad Men, former Freaks and Geeks star Linda Cardellini is expected to be deluged with offers as well. Monaghan, who will appear in HBO’s event series True Detective, was the first choice for NBC’s hotly anticipated The Blacklist (the part went to Megan Boone), Tomei came close with the Emily Mortimer role on HBO’s The Newsroom, and Hudson’s name surfaced for a big project at HBO as well as broadcast entries including CBS’ Bad Teacher.

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June 19th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher: I battled shyness

Isla Fisher learned to laugh at herself to help her make friends when she was younger.

The redheaded star is known for playing loveable characters in romantic comedies such as Wedding Crashers and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Off screen she is also famed for her wicked sense of humour, but Isla admits she hasn’t always been so bubbly.

“I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly,” she recalled to the UK edition of Cosmopolitan.

“It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends. So I learnt to be funny and to take the p**s out of myself in order to ingratiate myself. I think it’s one of the best skills in life.”

Isla began her career on TV soap Home and Away and landed her first big movie role in 2002’s Scooby-Doo.

Now starring in movies such as Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the 37-year-old is a firm believer in fate.

“I’ve had no helping hand in Hollywood. But in general I’ve found that when it comes to getting jobs, what’s meant for you can’t pass you by,” she explained.

“I’ve tried to follow that philosophy because otherwise you can drive yourself crazy when you’re out there presenting yourself and you get so much rejection.”

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June 18th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla brightens up the cover of the July issue of UK Cosmopolitan magazine, with another brand new photoshoot and interview! Check out quotes from the interview and a behind the scenes video below, and find scans from the spread in our Gallery. Needless to say, Isla looks fantastic in the photos, and it is once again great to see her on the cover of a big magazine!



Pick up a copy of Cosmopolitan now.

Cosmo also have an article about how to get Isla’s hair here.

Isla Fisher opens up to Cosmo!

Star of The Great Gatsby, and Now You See Me, Isla Fisher is the perfect Cosmo cover star! In the July issue she reveals all about the rejection she experienced at the start of her career, and how she overcame it.

You’d think having a famous husband like Sacha Baron Cohen, you’d be sorted in Hollywood. But apparently not! Isla revealed exclusively to Cosmo: “I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in LA fired me. I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told ‘no’, so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, ‘Can you ask your agent if they’ll represent me?’ And his agent said, ‘No way.’ It was the only favour I’d ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great’. But it spurred me on.”

Looking at Isla now – especially in this month’s Cosmo – you’d never realise she was once a wallflower. Speaking about her childhood, she said: “I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends. So I learnt to be funny and to take the piss out of myself in order to ingratiate myself. I think it’s one of the best skills in life.”

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May 19th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla graces the cover of the May 15th issue of UK Stylist magazine! It is yet another gorgeous, brand new photoshoot and accompanying interview. Read the interview at Stylist.co.uk or on our Press page, and find the cover and photoshoot pictures in our Gallery. If anyone can contribute scans of this then please get in touch, as we’d love to be able to see inside and share with everyone else 🙂

“The good thing about a drama is that everyone takes it seriously so you do feel like you can lose yourself in a scene. With comedy I can never do that because I’m always thinking ‘what’s something funny I could do now, how can I improvise, how can I make people laugh?'”


May 15th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Big thanks to our friend Luciana for sending us a scan of Isla in the new issue of Total Film magazine, which you can now view in our Gallery. The magazine has a 1-page feature on Miss Fisher, spotlighting her new projects The Great Gatsby and Now You See Me. I was particularly interested to read that Isla auditioned for the movie Get Smart!


May 15th 2013   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher found it “romantic” to start a family with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

The actress has two daughters with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen – Olive, five and Elula, two. Isla has thrived since becoming a mother and believes it has deepened her bond with Sacha. The stars are determined to give their children a normal upbringing wherever possible.

“I think the most romantic thing you can ever do is to make a family with someone,” she said in an interview with British magazine Stylist. “I love being a mom and it’s my favourite topic personally, but professionally I hate talking about it. In England it’s wonderful actually because they pixelate kids’ faces and they’re quite good at respecting the rights of children because they didn’t choose to have famous parents so they deserve to have a normal childhood like we all have. I don’t mention them because I really want them to have safe, normal lives and be treated like individuals away from what we do.”

The 37-year-old actress is widely admired for her youthful looks and she often lands roles playing women in their 20s. Although Isla feels lucky to have been blessed with age-defying genes, she has recalled a time when it led to an embarrassing situation.

“When I first came to Hollywood, I went with Sacha to a very big Hollywood party for Lost In Translation. When we pulled up, everyone you could imagine was in this room, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman… This lady came straight up to me, introduced herself as Colleen and then turned to me and said, ‘Come with me, I’ve got something to show you.’ I’m thinking oh my god, I’m so excited,” she explained. “So she takes me away from Sacha and opens this door and there’s this giant pink room covered in kids’ posters and there in the middle is a group of 14-year-old girls and she said, ‘Everybody, this is Sacha’s daughter,’ and asked me if I wanted a soft drink. Clearly I should have worn more make-up!”

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November 12th 2012   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Woooahh, more fantastic Fisher news – Isla is on the cover of the new December issue of Australian In Style magazine! Albeit slightly in disguise – I sense a bit of photoshopping going on? Still, Isla wears a gorgeous dress by J’Aton Couture on the cover, and it is so great to see her on the cover of another big magazine, so we give major props to In Style for that!

The magazine is on news-stands now, so make sure you pick up a copy. Highlights from the interview can be read below, and you can see the cover in our Gallery. I’ll be on the lookout for scans, and if anyone can help me out with providing them that would be fabulous 🙂

InStyle cover girl: Isla Fisher

Unassuming and playful, Isla Fisher has never lost her delightful Aussie charm, despite being based overseas for the better part of a decade. Together with her husband, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, and their two daughters, Olive, 5, and Elula, 2, Fisher splits her time between LA and London. This month she talks to InStyle about her new role in the wickedly funny comedy Bachelorette, and being one half of one of Hollywood’s most intriguing power couples.

In movies like Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic and now Bachelorette, you consistently play extreme women. What draws you to these manic roles?
“I played a bipolar nymphomaniac in Wedding Crashers and now I’m playing a coke whore. I’m just trying to make my dad proud [laughs]. Truthfully, I’ve always enjoyed playing characters that are unusual people. There’s a bunch of actors who can play normal people better than I can. I enjoy it more when I can play someone who exists in a heightened reality, someone a little more wild.”

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