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March 16th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

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.”


February 24th 2011   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher has “never aspired” to win an Oscar.

The ‘Rango’ star says although she respects actors who are nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in dramatic films, she prefers acting in comedies because she loves playing the “idiot”.

She told BANG Showbiz: “I just love tapping into my inner-idiot! It’s fun. I’ve never aspired to have an Oscar. I love dramatic movies, I appreciate them, I love dramatic actors and actresses but I really love comedy.”

The Australian beauty – who is married to actor Sacha Baron Cohen and has children, Olive, two and an unnamed daughter who is around six months old – even revealed she once wanted to be a clown and studied the art of being funny in France.

She explained: “I studied at clown school in Paris, I wanted to be a clown. I never thought I’d be in movies, I love doing movies. I feel so blessed and grateful for every second, but I’m just a comedy fan.”

Meanwhile, Isla, 35, says her main focus is her children and she will put them before work, accepting only scripts that really interest her.

The redhead said: “Now that I’m a mum I don’t want to be away from the kids. I only work if I really love the scripts or the character or the director.”


October 19th 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher is “frustrated” by many of the movie roles she’s been offered because they were so small.

The actress was thrilled when she won the part of Gloria in 2005 movie Wedding Crashers as it meant she got to act alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Gloria is an over-exuberant woman who becomes obsessed with Vince’s character Jeremy after sleeping with him, and the part saw Isla’s comedic timing praised.

She was sure it would lead to bigger and better things for her in Hollywood, and was dismayed when work offers didn’t live up to her expectations.

“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,” she explained.

“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.”

Due to this, Isla has started developing her own ideas for movies. She is cagey when it comes to specifics, but is sure some of them will be hits at the box office.

The 34-year-old is still getting used to producing and writing, explaining it is very different from acting. “Things move a lot slower. It’s definitely more frustrating than being an actor for hire, but it’s a lot more exciting, creating what you’re going to play, thinking about what you do best, what your shtick is,” she told Culture magazine.

“I can sit through a bad dramatic movie and still be engaged, but I can’t sit through a bad comedy, people trying to be funny when they’re not. It has to work.


October 19th 2010   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

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.”


June 18th 2009   Posted by: Mycah   Leave A Comment

Isla has been nominated for a 2009 Teen Choice Award. Go here to vote for her! All it takes is a short registration.

Your votes pick the winners of the Teen Choice 2009 so be sure to tune in Monday, Aug. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX and see how your favorites did.

Movie Actress: Comedy
Anne Hathaway – Bride Wars
Isla Fisher – Confessions Of A Shopaholic
Jennifer Aniston – Marley & Me, He’s Just Not That Into You
Kate Hudson – Bride Wars
Amy Adams – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian


October 7th 2008   Posted by: Mycah   Leave A Comment

Last night Isla attended the 15th Annual Elle Magazine’s Women in Hollywood Tribute. She was there to be honored by Courteney Cox. She looked classic and chic with her hair straight and in a black dress with matching clutch and heels. Let’s just say it: how amazing does Ms. Fisher look! Absolutely stunning – and this is her first time on the red carpet since February!

The first few images have been uploaded. Many more to be added throughout the day so check back for updates!


October 2nd 2008   Posted by: Riikka   Leave A Comment

Again, congratulations to Miss Fisher for this wonderful honor! We will add coverage from the event, as usual. From E! Online:

Actress Nicole Kidman will be honored at Elle magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood Tribute and will receive her award from legendary Hollywood starlet Shirley MacLaine, according to E! Online.

The October 15 ceremony will be the 15th annual event and will celebrate eight of Hollywood’s most popular and powerful leading ladies.

Actress Isla Fisher, whose film credits include Wedding Crashers, will accept an award from television star Courtney Cox. Actress Salma Hayek will also be honored at the event and will be awarded by her best friend, Mia Maestro.

Actress Jane Fonda will also receive a tribute from Kerry Washington, her former costar in the New York City reading of the play, Necessary Targets.

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September 23rd 2008   Posted by: Riikka   Leave A Comment

Mommies with new babies at home Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek and Isla Fisher are among the eight women who will be honored by Elle magazine next month at the 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute.

Other honorees include Jane Fonda, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Hathaway and Catherine Hardwicke, director of the upcoming big screen adaptation of Twilight.

The festivities happen Oct. 6 at a VIP dinner at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills.

Women in Hollywood was started by movie magazine Premiere, but was taken over by Elle when it folded last year.

Source: E! Online