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December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

On November 17th, Isla and her Godmothered co-stars joined a virtual press conference for their movie. Isla’s dress is designed by The Vampire’s Wife, with Tory Burch heels. This seems to be a full video of the Zoom chat:



December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla revealed in her interview with The Telegraph Magazine, published yesterday, that she has dropped out of Guilty Party because she didn’t feel ready to return to work given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic: “I don’t feel ready, personally. I still feel scared. It would be challenging every time I came home, thinking, ‘Could I be exposing somebody in my family?'”.

Kate Beckinsale To Headline Paramount+’s ‘Guilty Party’ Dark Comedy Series

Kate Beckinsale has been tapped for the lead in Guilty Party, Paramount+’s half-hour dark comedy from Funny or Die. She replaces Isla Fisher, who originally was cast in the role but pulled out over pandemic-related circumstances.

Written by Rebecca Addelman (Dead to Me) and to be directed by Trent O’Donnell (No Activity), Guilty Party stars Beckinsale as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband — crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.

Addelman and O’Donnell executive produce alongside Mosaic’s Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller, and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler, Mike Farah and co-executive producer Becca Kinskey. The series is being produced by CBS Studios in association with Funny or Die and Mosaic.

“Guilty Party is a genre-bending show that tackles contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and pervasive gun culture, to name a few – but has, at its core, smart, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters,” Addelman said at the time of the series’ greenlight announcement by CBS All Access (soon to be renamed as Paramount+) in early March, a week before all Hollywood production was grounded by the pandemic.

Beckinsale, best known for her starring role in the Underworld supernatural feature franchise, earned awards recognition for her performance in the 2016 comedy Love & Friendship. In TV, she recently starred in the ITV/Amazon series The Widow. Beckinsale, who next will be seen in Charlie Day’s upcoming directorial debut, comedy feature El Tonto, is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo.

(Deadline)


December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla featured on the cover of The Daily Telegraph (UK)’s Magazine supplement yesterday, with a brand new photoshoot and interview! The interview and photoshoot were initially conducted at the start of the year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Isla’s movie Blithe Spirit being pushed back, the publication of the feature was delayed, and the interview was re-done last month. It’s a really good interview – Isla talks about Blithe Spirit, why she pulled out of Guilty Party, how she’s handling the pandemic, her family and not talking about her kids publicly, some of her interests (collecting old tea sets), how she feels about aging, Marge In Charge, and her screenwriting. It’s also a beautiful photoshoot – which you can see in high quality in our Gallery. If anyone can help us out with scans from the magazine please get in touch!

Isla Fisher: ‘In the middle of the night, I have those “I can’t quite breathe” moments’
The star of a new film adaptation of Blithe Spirit talks about life with Sacha Baron Cohen and having to cancel work due to Covid worries

In a low-key bakery not far from the Hollywood home she shares with her British actor/comedian husband Sacha Baron Cohen and their three young children, Isla Fisher is telling me about her latest role in a new film adaptation of Blithe Spirit, one of Noël Coward’s best-loved plays.

‘I was so nervous,’ she confesses, dipping a buttered baguette into a bowl of chicken soup. ‘Being an Australian in a British period drama! I was working with my dialect coach and I just thought, “If I get this accent wrong, I’m going to be in so much trouble.”’



It’s an unseasonably cold day when we meet – prior to the pandemic – and wrapped up in a brown coat complementing her trademark long red hair, wearing minimal make-up, she looks a decade younger than her 44 years. Having made an enviable career starring in popular Hollywood comedies – from playing the obsessive Gloria in Wedding Crashers (2005) to the lead role of Becky Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) – her facial expressions and deadpan humour have got her where she is today. And they’re front and centre in Blithe Spirit.

Directed by Edward Hall (son of former National Theatre director Sir Peter), this lively adaptation of the 1941 comedy classic tells the story of a crime novelist (Dan Stevens) visiting an eccentric mystic, Madame Arcati (Judi Dench), in search of inspiration. She then accidentally summons the spirit of his first wife (Leslie Mann), who becomes embroiled in a hilarious love triangle with his current wife (played by Fisher). ‘Judi Dench is the greatest living actress on the planet and I was in a scene with her. I mean, that’s pretty amazing.’

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December 12th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday to promote Godmothered. Isla talked about Hanukkah and Christmas, how involved she is in her husbands work, whether she visits her husband on set, her new movie, and a present her actual Godmother gave her when she was a child.





December 6th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla and her Godmothered co-stars talk to ET Canada about their favourite Christmas movies, their best fairy Godmother advice, and what they hope audiences take away from the movie:






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Isla Fisher: Fairytales promote ‘negative stereotypes’ and ‘toxic masculinity’

Isla Fisher has said she hopes to encourage people to rethink the “negative stereotypes that go along with fairytales” and encourage them to consider the “toxic masculinity” often on display in male characters in children’s stories.

The Wedding Crashers actress, 44, stars in the new Disney film Godmothered, in which she plays a widowed single mother whose life is upended by a visit from a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training.

Upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, the magical visitor decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers and is determined to give Fisher’s character a happiness makeover, however she learns they may be more to happiness than a handsome prince, a castle and elaborate gowns.

Discussing the way the movie, directed by Bridget Jones’s Diary filmmaker Sharon Maguire, dismisses the conventions of scores of older Disney fairytale films, Fisher told the PA news agency: “I think it’s completely important and about time.

“I’m really proud of Disney for making a movie like this and getting that message out.

“I really hope families sit down and watch it and rethink the pressures that we put ourselves under to conform to, and all the negative stereotypes that go along with fairy tales, whether it be princesses doing domestic chores to be good or waiting for a knight in shining armour or being kissed by a bloke when they’re unconscious and then falling in love.

“There’s a bunch of stuff that we don’t really think of, this toxic masculinity of a prince having to slay a dragon – he can’t be vulnerable either.

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December 6th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher refuses to hear Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat schemes before filming: ‘That’s how I sleep at night’

Isla Fisher has revealed that she likes to remain oblivious to the behaviour of her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, when he is performing as Borat.

Baron Cohen recently reprised the role of outrageous Khasakstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev in Amazon Prime’s sequel to his 2006 hit comedy.

Speaking with the Herald Sun, Fisher said: “I’m lucky in that I’m not privy to the information usually until it happens, so I don’t see that he was at a gun rally until he’s home safe.

“I think he’s learnt the hard way that if he gives me the information up front, that I put the kibosh on it.”

The actor was referring to a scene from Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm in which Baron Cohen went undercover at a Washington State gun rally.

After performing a Country song which goaded spectators into singing along with racist and offensive lyrics, Baron Cohen was identified by spectators and the stage was stormed by angry, and armed, audience members.

Baron Cohen has long been known for his elaborate on-film pranks, which have incited furious reactions from crowds and onlookers on several occasions.

“I find out what’s happened afterwards, and that’s how I can sleep at night, otherwise I’d be too worried,” said Fisher.

(Independent)


December 6th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Thursday to promote Godmothered. She chatted about the movie, how long she’s known Ellen, her husband filming Borat 2, and her pets: