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:
Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) has signed on to star alongside Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Will Forte and Randall Park in Universal’s animated comedy Strays, Deadline can confirm.
The film from Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar director Josh Greenbaum combines CGI and live-action elements to follow an abandoned dog (Ferrell) who teams up with other strays, including one portrayed by Foxx, to get revenge on his former owner (Forte). Details with regard to the character Fisher is playing have not been disclosed.
American Vandal‘s Dan Perrault penned the script. Greenbaum is producing alongside Picturestart’s Erik Feig, Louis Leterrier, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Lord Miller President of Film, Aditya Sood, with Jessica Switch and Lord Miller’s Nikki Baida exec producing, and Picturestart’s Julia Hammer serving as co-producer. SVP of Production Development Jeyun Munford and Director of Development Tony Ducret are overseeing the project for the studio. The film is slated for release on June 9, 2023.
Fisher currently exec produces and stars alongside Josh Gad in the Peacock miniseries Wolf Like Me. The actress has also appeared in Arrested Development and other series, as well as such films as Back to the Outback, Greed, The Beach Bum, Tag, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Nocturnal Animals, The Brothers Grimsby, The Great Gatsby and Wedding Crashers, to name a few.
She is represented by UTA, Shanahan Management in Australia and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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.