In a gilded kennel lives a famous movie star named Mazy. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. But then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. They are only giving acting jobs to purebreds now. And Mazy is a mongrel. Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?
This week, Isla posted a video on her Instagram of her opening a delivery of the first copies of her new picture book Mazy the Movie Star!
Mazy is a famous movie star who has her fur fluffed twice a day. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams.
Then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. Hollywoof has changed and there are no jobs for Mazy anymore.
Can Mazy embrace what it is that makes her special and find her perfect role?
The book will be released in the UK on the 29th September 2022 and in Australia on 5th October 2022,
As expected, Isla attended the G’Day AAA Arts Gala in Los Angeles yesterday, where she received the award for Excellence in the Arts. She posed with her fellow honorees Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Tushar Apte on the red carpet. Isla wore a striking blue Rasario pre-fall dress with a thigh-high slit, silver Jimmy Choo heels, and Nicole Rose jewelry. Unfortunately we can’t find a video of Isla receiving this award yet, but we do have some beautiful photos from the red carpet in our Gallery for you! There are some red carpet videos further down this post too.
• G’day AAA Arts Gala x28
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 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 attended the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Beverly Hills last night, and as usual on Oscar-night, Isla and her stylist pulled out all the stops! Isla looked incredible in a gorgeous white off-the-shoulder Giambattista Valli dress, with Jimmy Choo heels, Ruchi New York and Dale Novick jewellery, and her hair styled loosely in a plait. While she posed on the red carpet by herself, she was joined by her husband inside, and the two were spotted chatting to James Corden, Natalie Portman, Larry David, Kate Beckinsale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jason Bateman, Rita Ora and Amy Schumer. We’ve added lots of high quality photos to our Gallery – these are worth a browse!
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.