It’s a weekend of career accolades for Isla – she’s going to receive an award for Excellence in the Arts from G’Day USA and the American Australian Association! Congratulations Isla!
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Isla Fisher to Be Honored at Joint G’Day USA and AAA Gala
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Isla Fisher have a date June 11 with G’Day USA and the American Australian Association.
They will be feted in Los Angeles during a joint event for G’Day USA, Australia’s public, economic and cultural diplomacy program in the United States, and the American Australian Association, a privately-funded nonprofit dedicated to “broadening, strengthening and developing ties across the Pacific through its business, innovation, education, veterans and arts programs.”
Grazer and Howard, longtime creative partners through their Imagine Entertainment, will receive the Innovation in Entertainment Award, a trophy meant to recognize their impact on the Australian film industry through mentorship, local productions shot and produced in the country, and the hiring of Australian talent.
Fisher, who moved to Australia as a child, is confirmed to receive the Excellence in the Arts Award for “outstanding performances in film and television projects including Wedding Crashers, Arrested Development, Wolf Like Me and Nocturnal Animals,” per the org.
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 attended the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in California yesterday, and she looked incredible!! She wowed on the red carpet, wearing a sequin printed dress by Moschino (with a Tyler Ellis purse) with some kind of animal (horse? dog?) sticking out of it – this look is so unique and fun, and I really love every part of it – the dress, make-up, jewellery and hair! Inside the ceremony, Isla presented an award and seemed to avoid being slimed (a tradition for this awards ceremony). We’ve added 60 gorgeous photos to our Gallery for you.
The show will air again on Nickelodeon today at 8pm and on Thursday at 7:30pm; tomorrow at 7pm on TeenNick; and Tuesday at 8pm on Nicktoons. The show will also be available on Nickelodeon On Demand from today.
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 attended TIME magazine’s Women Of The Year event in Beverley Hills last week. She took her Mum Elspeth Reid with her, and the two posed together for photographers. Isla looked gorgeous in a coral silk gown by Monique Lhuillier, with Celeste Starre drop earrings, shoes by Stuart Weitzman, and a gold clutch by Vince Camuto. High quality photos are in our Gallery: