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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 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher is closing out the year by turning the fairy tale on its head with the new Disney film “Godmothered.” “It’s changing, particularly young girls, who are given a certain idea of what ‘happily ever after’ looks like,” Isla told Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall. “I just like the idea that you don’t have to wait for a man to rescue you – that your happy ever after could be whatever is right for you as an individual.” “Godmothered” is available now on Disney+.




December 13th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Below are some behind the scenes featurettes and tv spots for Godmothered:

Behind the Magic with Eleanor


Behind the magic with Mackenzie


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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

Collider have a really good, original interview with Isla and Gillian Bell. As well as Godmothered, they also talk about which TV series they’d love to guest-star on (Curb Your Enthusiasm), which movie they’ve seen the most (Spinal Tap), first movie crush (Jason Bateman), and not worrying about box office numbers.



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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A new US trailer for Blithe Spirit was released this week, ahead of its US release in cinemas and VOD on February 19th. (This is the same as the trailer released earlier this year, but is being marketed for the US release.)




December 6th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

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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