Isla Fisher is Sunshine Sweet for Cosmopolitan UK’s July 2013 Issue

| 5 June , 2013 | Reply

Isla Fisher is sunshine and lollipops on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK‘s July 2013 issue, as photographed by James White and styled by Fashion Editor Sairey Stemp.


Inside the “Now You See Me” and “Great Gatsby” actor shared:

On getting rejected by Sacha Baron Cohen‘s agent: “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. 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 favor I’d ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great.’ But it spurred me on.”

Being a Wallflower: “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.”

Going to Clown School: “It was a great training ground and I learnt so much, but after three years I’d had enough, and I decided to go and study at a clown school in Paris. It’s like a theatre school, but you basically learn clowning. I knew Emma Thompson had been there and she was a big deal at the time with Sense And Sensibility, and I thought, ‘Oh, wow’. It sounded so romantic and exciting and different. I knew coming from something like Home And Away that I was going to need to change people’s impressions of me.”

On having it all:
“It’s a myth that you can have it all. You can’t. But, more importantly, I don’t think you should want to. It sounds exhausting! I’m just dipping my toe back into work now. It’s a juggling act and I’m not particularly good at it; the balls are in the air. But my priority is always my family. Motherhood boils everything down to the essentials.”

Check out Isla’s behind the scenes video:

For more including a sneak peek at her inside editorial you can visit Cosmopolitan UK’s website.

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