Isla is on the cover of the December issue of Australian Women’s Weekly, looking stunning in a new photoshoot! It’s a good interview too – Isla talks about what she loves about reading and storytelling, her childhood, influences, her Mazy and Marge book series’, The Great Gatsby, moving back to Australia, her upcoming projects, and she also briefly mentions Grimsby and Greed. Find the scans and photoshoot in our Gallery:
“I get nervous talking about it”: Why Isla Fisher keeps her marriage close to her heart
”I have four other human beings [in my life] and I need to keep everybody happy.”
Isla Fisher is searching for her family’s passports, and their frequent flyer numbers. There was a time when they’d have been at her fingertips, but it’s been two whole years now that she, husband Sacha Baron Cohen and their tribe of three have been largely settled in Australia, and she knows those pesky passports are around here somewhere, but where?
You would think there would be someone who could do this for her. You would think that one of Australia’s most successful and gifted actors (and her brilliant, hilarious husband) would have a retinue of people keeping track of passports. But not so. The Baron Cohen/Fisher household seems to be a very hands-on operation.
Perhaps that’s in part because this comedic bombshell (whose box office hits include Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and the 2020 Edward Hall remake Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit) insists that the most important role in her life is motherhood. And her favourite aspect of that role – the one that fills her with pure joy – is inventing tall tales, creating characters and funny voices, and acting out classic stories to amuse her children.
Isla appeared on Watch What Happens Live last Thursday, as part of her Wolf Like Me promotion. As well as her new show, she also chatted about being married to someone else in the same business, Curb Your Enthusiasm, I Heart Huckabees, the advice she was given by Naomi Watts that’s helped to guide her career, Wedding Crashers (no sequel just yet!) and who made her the most star struck the first time she met them (Eddie Murphy). She also gave her views on some of her previous red carpet outfits, and they showed clips from some of her early roles (Clowning Around 2 and Scooby Doo). In the after show she chatted about her experience working with Leo DiCaprio for The Great Gatsby, and with Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals.
Isla’s white off-the-shoulder romper is made by Jonathan Simkhai, with jewellery by Patcharavipa.
Watch some clips + the after show below, and find screencaptures in our Gallery:
Isla’s been doing press interviews (virtually) for her new animated comedy Back To The Outback for the past few days. Here are the video interviews we can find so far, and this post will be updated as more are released. Isla also talks about her new show Wolf Like Me in some of them too.
During her time in Edinburgh at the weekend, Isla was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s show Loose Ends. She chatted about her Marge book series and the reasons for writing it, writing with her Mum in the 90’s, and her career including Nocturnal Animals, Grimsby and Wedding Crashers.
Isla made an appearance on the New Zealand MoreFM ‘Si & Gary’ radio show this morning, as part of her promotion for Marge In Charge – Isla talked about The Great Gatsby, Marge In Charge, her appearance at The Oscars this year, life with Sacha Baron Cohen, her favourite movie and her favourite actors that she’s worked with.
Isla made a guest appearance on the Anton Savage Show on Irish radio channel TodayFM today to promote Marge In Charge. She also chatted about Nocturnal Animals and Keeping Up With The Joneses. Listen below:
Isla Fisher Has Written A Children’s Book
To some she’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, to others she’ll always be Shannon from Home and Away but now to a whole generation of children, Isla Fisher will be the voice behind Marge In Charge.
Inspired by two of her best friends, and her own imagination, Isla has created every child’s dream babysitter, Marge who has multi-coloured hair and a great sense of fun.
In her first Irish interview this morning, Isla spoke to Paul about her nerves of entering into the world of children’s books and when we can see her next on the big screen, plus we found out if she still thinks of her past as Shannon.
Marge In Charge, which is for younger readers, will be out next Thursday July 28th on Piccadilly Press.
While searching for press articles missing from our site, I came across scans from a fantastic spread People magazine did to promote The Great Gatsby back in 2013. I’d never seen this photo before, and it’s a really nice one of the main cast + director. Have a look in our Gallery:
Isla appeared on UK chat show Lorraine this morning, to promote Grimsby. She talked about Sacha, their new movie and Sacha’s previous characters, The Great Gatsby, and her writing – she’s written a children’s book called Marge In Charge that is out this year! Watch clips from the show below (I’ll try to find the full episode for us!):