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December 25th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The January 4th issue of People magazine has a short feature on Isla, in which she talks about Godmothered, Blithe Spirit, her husband, and working in comedy. It also has a beautiful previously unseen photo from one of her 2019 photoshoots. Find the scans in our Gallery, and pick up a copy if you can!




December 24th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Here’s a new, short trailer for the upcoming release of Blithe Spirit on Sky Movies in the UK.

Blithe Spirit is a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy, about love that just won’t die… Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) is struggling with catastrophic writer’s block and a stressful deadline for his first screenplay. In cinemas and on Sky Cinema 15 January. #SkyCinema #BlitheSpirit

His picture-perfect second wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focussed in the hope of fulfilling her dream of heading to Hollywood. Charles’ desperate search for inspiration leads him to invite Madame Arcati (Judi Dench), a medium recently exposed as a fraud, to perform a séance in their home. They all get more than they bargained for when Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife: the fiery and jealous Elvira (Leslie Mann) who embarks on a mission to kill Charles so she can spend eternity with him which leads to an increasingly comical and deadly love triangle.




December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

On November 17th, Isla and her Godmothered co-stars joined a virtual press conference for their movie. Isla’s dress is designed by The Vampire’s Wife, with Tory Burch heels. This seems to be a full video of the Zoom chat:



December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla Fisher is game for a second “Wedding Crashers” movie, though there would definitely need to be some COVID-19 precautions! “No one’s actually talked about it with me, but I have been hearing rumors. So I’d definitely be on board,” she told Access Daily’s Kit Hoover and Scott Evans of a possible sequel. “I don’t know where you’d continue – There’s not enough hand sanitizer and masks in the world for the way the boys behave in that movie, but I think that it’d be really fun to just come together.” Isla also shared lots of fun details from shooting the new movie “Godmothered,” which is streaming on Disney+ now.

Isla’s gorgeous purple dress is by Aussie designer Zimmerman.





December 20th 2020   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla revealed in her interview with The Telegraph Magazine, published yesterday, that she has dropped out of Guilty Party because she didn’t feel ready to return to work given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic: “I don’t feel ready, personally. I still feel scared. It would be challenging every time I came home, thinking, ‘Could I be exposing somebody in my family?'”.

Kate Beckinsale To Headline Paramount+’s ‘Guilty Party’ Dark Comedy Series

Kate Beckinsale has been tapped for the lead in Guilty Party, Paramount+’s half-hour dark comedy from Funny or Die. She replaces Isla Fisher, who originally was cast in the role but pulled out over pandemic-related circumstances.

Written by Rebecca Addelman (Dead to Me) and to be directed by Trent O’Donnell (No Activity), Guilty Party stars Beckinsale as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband — crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.

Addelman and O’Donnell executive produce alongside Mosaic’s Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller, and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler, Mike Farah and co-executive producer Becca Kinskey. The series is being produced by CBS Studios in association with Funny or Die and Mosaic.

“Guilty Party is a genre-bending show that tackles contemporary issues – the prison system, the death of print journalism and pervasive gun culture, to name a few – but has, at its core, smart, funny, ambitious and deeply complicated female characters,” Addelman said at the time of the series’ greenlight announcement by CBS All Access (soon to be renamed as Paramount+) in early March, a week before all Hollywood production was grounded by the pandemic.

Beckinsale, best known for her starring role in the Underworld supernatural feature franchise, earned awards recognition for her performance in the 2016 comedy Love & Friendship. In TV, she recently starred in the ITV/Amazon series The Widow. Beckinsale, who next will be seen in Charlie Day’s upcoming directorial debut, comedy feature El Tonto, is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo.

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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.’

Read full interview


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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