Isla has been nominated for a Logie Award, one of Australia’s biggest TV awards shows! She is nominated for Most Outstanding Actress for Wolf Like Me, which is a category voted for by the industry. Congratulations on this well deserved honour Isla! This is her fourth Logie nomination overall, and her first since her Home & Away days ended in 1997. The 2022 award ceremony will take place on June 19th at the Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane. The show will be broadcast in Australia on Channel 9 and 9Now on the day.
The nominees for the 2022 TV WEEK Logie Awards were announced this morning at Burleigh Pavilion, ahead of the Australian television industry’s annual celebration of screen excellence and glamour on the Gold Coast on Sunday, June 19.
The nominees in the Most Popular and Most Outstanding categories reinforce Australia’s spectacular and vibrant TV industry, recognising talent across entertainment, drama, comedy, reality, lifestyle, current affairs and sport.
With its hallmark razzmatazz and anything-can-happen-on-the-night excitement, the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, June 19, within The Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
TV WEEK Silver Logie – Most Outstanding Actress
Anna Torv, The Newsreader, ABC
Claudia Karvan, Bump, Stan
Deborah Mailman, Total Control, ABC
Isla Fisher, Wolf Like Me, Stan
Miranda Otto, Fires, ABC
Isla Fisher and Sophie Turner on the Joys of Mastering New Genres
From Peacock’s “Wolf Like Me” star Isla Fisher to Sophie Turner, star of HBO Max’s upcoming series “The Staircase,” this episode of “UnWrapped” podcast features women who are stepping outside their comfort zone and into new genres.
While you may recognize Fisher for her comedy roles in “Wedding Crashers,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic” or as “The Crier” in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” audiences are exposed to a new side of her talents in “Wolf Like Me,” a romantic dramedy with a monster twist.
Meanwhile, after a several year hiatus from acting, Turner returns to the screen in the domestic crime drama “The Staircase.” Known for her previous roles in large franchises such as “Game of Thrones” and “X-Men,” Sophie’s role as Margaret Ratliff in “The Staircase” marks her first time not only playing a non-fictional character, but also acting in a true crime series.
Episode highlights Include:
Isla Fisher talks about her traumatic clown school experience
Sophie Turner says being a mother helped her become a better actor
Isla Fisher says when it comes to auditioning for a role, imagine what everyone else is doing and do the opposite to set yourself apart
Sophie Turner says the first thing she asked her Academy Award-winning “The Staircase” co-star Colin Firth was what it was like working with Amanda Bynes in “What a Girl Wants”
Isla Fisher teaches us how she takes on different accents
Sophie Turner says she still doesn’t know who killed Kathleen Peterson, the subject of the HBO Max true-crime series “The Staircase” — but she’s OK with that
Isla Fisher, Josh Gad Series ‘Wolf Like Me’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock
“Wolf Like Me” starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad has been renewed for Season 2 at Peacock.
Both Fisher and Gad will return for the second season of the series, which is described as a romantic dramedy. In the series, Gary (Gad) is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary (Fisher) has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.
“I’m thrilled to be able to continue Mary and Gary’s story into the next phase of their relationship, especially considering the stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Abe Forsythe, series creator, executive producer and director. “Knowing we have an audience invested in their story is a dream come true for us. Our crew is already having a lot of fun building on what we created with season one, I can’t wait for everyone to experience it alongside our characters.”
Season 1 of “Wolf Like Me” debuted in January. Forsythe created the series and served as executive producer in addition to directing the entire six-episode first season. Fisher is an executive producer on top of starring. Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, and Steve Hutensky executive produce on behalf of Made Up Stories. The series is produced by Made Up Stories in partnership with Endeavor Content and Stan.
“We are over the moon that Wolf Like Me’s unique and high-stakes love story resonated so strongly with Peacock viewers,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Josh and Isla’s critically-acclaimed performances in this beloved romantic dramedy were exquisite and we can’t wait to see what Abe Forsythe and our partners at Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content come up with for season two.”
Isla recently spoke to awards predictor website Gold Derby about Wolf Like Me, seemingly as part of their Emmy prediction series! She spoke about familiar topics related to the series, and the advantages of being an Aussie in Hollywood. It’s a good interview, and it’s great to see her talked about in the Emmy race (well deserved)!
Isla Fisher (‘Wolf Like Me’): Letting your guard down allows you to ‘experience the joy of being seen and loved’
“I think there is just this something in all of us that is quite rightly terrified to fall in love, because you really truly give your heart to somebody,” declares Isla Fisher about theme at the core of romantic comedy “Wolf Like Me,” in which she stars as Mary, a reclusive advice columnist who encounters grieving widower Gary (Josh Gad) in a series of coincidental events. After they begin to form a connection, they learn some dark secrets about each other that changes their lives forever. Watch our exclusive video interview above.
In Peacock’s “Wolf Like Me,” Gary is a single father living in Adelaide, Australia with his 11-year-old daughter Emma (Ariel Donoghue), both still grieving the death of Emma’s mother. Mary on the other hand is an introverted single woman, living alone and dealing with her own emotional baggage. After Gary and Mary are involved in a relatively minor car crash, they continue to cross paths coincidentally, bringing them together against the odds. As they grow closer, Gary discovers that Mary is hiding a dark secret.
The six-part romantic comedy created by Australian actor/writer/director Abe Forsythe is an enchanting fantasy-tinged fable that contemplates two grieving people letting their guard down to ultimately find acceptance, love and happiness. The US/Australian co-production streams exclusively on Peacock in the US, Stan in Australia and Amazon Prime internationally.
Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) has signed on to star alongside Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Will Forte and Randall Park in Universal’s animated comedy Strays, Deadline can confirm.
The film from Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar director Josh Greenbaum combines CGI and live-action elements to follow an abandoned dog (Ferrell) who teams up with other strays, including one portrayed by Foxx, to get revenge on his former owner (Forte). Details with regard to the character Fisher is playing have not been disclosed.
American Vandal‘s Dan Perrault penned the script. Greenbaum is producing alongside Picturestart’s Erik Feig, Louis Leterrier, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Lord Miller President of Film, Aditya Sood, with Jessica Switch and Lord Miller’s Nikki Baida exec producing, and Picturestart’s Julia Hammer serving as co-producer. SVP of Production Development Jeyun Munford and Director of Development Tony Ducret are overseeing the project for the studio. The film is slated for release on June 9, 2023.
Fisher currently exec produces and stars alongside Josh Gad in the Peacock miniseries Wolf Like Me. The actress has also appeared in Arrested Development and other series, as well as such films as Back to the Outback, Greed, The Beach Bum, Tag, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Nocturnal Animals, The Brothers Grimsby, The Great Gatsby and Wedding Crashers, to name a few.
She is represented by UTA, Shanahan Management in Australia and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Isla and Josh Gad appeared on Aussie radio show Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday, to promote Wolf Like Me. Listen to the interview below:
Isla Fisher reveals why she didn’t perform her own stunts in Wolf Like Me: “I’m the opposite of Tom Cruise”
Isla Fisher has received critical acclaim for her role in Stan’s latest comedy-drama series Wolf Like Me, but fans might be shocked to find out that it wasn’t always the Aussie actress we were seeing on screen.
The Home and Away alum revealed on Thursday that she actually had a stunt double perform her many running scenes.
“To do this show I got this special lady in who filmed me running and showed me just how foolish it was and we broke it all down so I did a little running practice,” she told Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa.
“But actually, I had this amazing stunt lady who was a lot fitter than me and probably 20 years younger and so she did all the dashing from behind.
Aussie morning show Weekend Sunrise aired an interview with Isla and Tim Minchin yesterday, to promote Back To The Outback. She talked about how she enjoyed being able to ‘film’ this role in her sweats in her house, how her family love the film because they miss Australia, and also a bit about Wolf Like Me.
Isla appeared virtually on Aussie morning show The Today Show on Wednesday, as part of her on-going promotion for Wolf Like Me. Isla talked about her character Mary, the message of the show, Josh Gad, kangaroos, and filming in Australia.