Isla and her Now You See Me co-star Jesse Eisenberg have been promoting their new movie in the UK this past week, and on Wednesday appeared at the Regent Street Apple Store in London to chat about the film. Isla wore a fitted grey dress by Stella McCartney, with Christian Louboutin shoes, and jewellry by Dana Rebecca Designs and Graziela for the event. Check out the HQ photos in our Gallery:
Earlier this month Isla popped up at the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring actor/director/screenwriter/producer Mel Brooks. She was accompanied by her husband, and the couple smiled for cameras during the event. Even more exciting than that though (for me), was seeing Isla and Sacha with Martin Scorsese – what a picture!! Sacha previously worked with Scorsese on Hugo, and I hope that Isla too will have the chance to work with the director someday (soon). Isla was also snapped with writer/director Judd Apatow, and actor Cary Elwes. Style-wise, Miss Fisher opted for a sparkly black dress and blazer for the event. Check out the HQ pics in our Gallery.
I will catch up on missing Gatsby/Now You See Me interviews/videos/etc. asap in the coming weeks.
Isla Fisher: I battled shyness
Isla Fisher learned to laugh at herself to help her make friends when she was younger.
The redheaded star is known for playing loveable characters in romantic comedies such as Wedding Crashers and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Off screen she is also famed for her wicked sense of humour, but Isla admits she hasn’t always been so bubbly.
“I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly,” she recalled to the UK edition of Cosmopolitan.
“It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends. So I learnt to be funny and to take the p**s out of myself in order to ingratiate myself. I think it’s one of the best skills in life.”
Isla began her career on TV soap Home and Away and landed her first big movie role in 2002’s Scooby-Doo.
Now starring in movies such as Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the 37-year-old is a firm believer in fate.
“I’ve had no helping hand in Hollywood. But in general I’ve found that when it comes to getting jobs, what’s meant for you can’t pass you by,” she explained.
“I’ve tried to follow that philosophy because otherwise you can drive yourself crazy when you’re out there presenting yourself and you get so much rejection.”
At the end of last month Isla attended a further screening plus Q&A for Now You See Me, this time hosted by Australians In Film. She looked cool and casual in a sheer black top, blue blazer, and J Brand skinny jeans. Check out the HQ photos in the Gallery!
Isla brightens up the cover of the July issue of UK Cosmopolitan magazine, with another brand new photoshoot and interview! Check out quotes from the interview and a behind the scenes video below, and find scans from the spread in our Gallery. Needless to say, Isla looks fantastic in the photos, and it is once again great to see her on the cover of a big magazine!
Pick up a copy of Cosmopolitan now.
Cosmo also have an article about how to get Isla’s hair here.
Isla Fisher opens up to Cosmo!
Star of The Great Gatsby, and Now You See Me, Isla Fisher is the perfect Cosmo cover star! In the July issue she reveals all about the rejection she experienced at the start of her career, and how she overcame it.
You’d think having a famous husband like Sacha Baron Cohen, you’d be sorted in Hollywood. But apparently not! Isla revealed exclusively to Cosmo: “I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in LA fired me. I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told ‘no’, so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, ‘Can you ask your agent if they’ll represent me?’ And his agent said, ‘No way.’ It was the only favour I’d ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great’. But it spurred me on.”
Looking at Isla now – especially in this month’s Cosmo – you’d never realise she was once a wallflower. Speaking about her childhood, she said: “I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends. So I learnt to be funny and to take the piss out of myself in order to ingratiate myself. I think it’s one of the best skills in life.”
Big thanks to our friend Luciana for sending us some scans from recent magazines that have had features on Now You See Me – check them out in the Gallery:
Isla Fisher and Jesse Eisenberg fans are in for a treat – here’s your chance to ask the stars a question via Skype, about their new movie, Now You See Me.
If you’re available between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday 19th June and have access to video Skype, we want to hear from you!
All you have to do is tweet us your question to @msnents and if we like it, you will record it on Skype for us to play to them to answer.
We’re looking for the funniest, most creative questions, so get thinking movie fans!
Catch Isla promoting Now You See Me on Chelsea Lately on E! on Wednesday!
Her recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will also be repeated on Thursday.
The Great Gatsby has received 3 nominations at the Teen Choice Awards:
Choice Movie: Drama
“The Great Gatsby”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Bradley Cooper, “The Words”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Great Gatsby”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Logan Lerman, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Halle Berry, “The Call”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Carey Mulligan, “The Great Gatsby”
Emma Watson, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
The winners will be announced during the ceremony to be held on August 11th. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Fox, at 8-10pm. THR report that hosts, performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced shortly.