Gifted physical comedian and crimson-haired cutie Isla Fisher is having quite the summer. First she whooped it up in fellow Aussie Baz Lurhmann’s over-the-top adrenaline-infused retelling of Fitzgerald’s American Classic, The Great Gatsby. Now, she’s steaming up the screen opposite an all-star cast including Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, and Jessie Eisenberg in Louis Leterrier’s fun and fast paced magic caper Now You See Me.
Having acted on Australian television since she was a child, then attended the prestigious L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq (try saying that five times) an acting and mime school in Paris, and of course, married A-list provocateur Sasha Baron Cohen in 2010– he is the father of their two adorable girls – it’s hard to believe that this effervescent sparkplug ever struggled at the bottom of the Hollywood totem pole. But alas, even after taking America by storm with her hilarious breakthrough in 2005’s Wedding Crashers, such was the case.
Fired by her own agent and faced with the fact that she was losing heat in temperature obsessed Hollywood, she asked her famous husband if he would ask his own agent about possibly representing her. Little did the petite dynamo know that the “sensitive” agent would scoff at the idea. “I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in L.A. fired me,” Fisher told the mag, adding, “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.'”
Though it’s a good thing that the proud and persistent Aussie refused to give up, because clearly that agent’s eating his words now!
Written by Brad Liberti