Isla Fisher’s rise to Hollywood fame and success hasn’t been easy.
In fact, her marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen hasn’t exactly helped her either, despite what one might think! The actress revealed to the July issue of UK Cosmo magazine that her husband’s success isn’t necessarily representative of her own:
“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.”
"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.”
Isla continued on to discuss the role of women in the industry. She said:
“Women should not have to adopt masculine traits in order to succeed. You should be able to stay as a woman, and in tune with your femininity and still be equal. Women one hundred percent support each other in the movie industry. I auditioned for a movie recently and when I went in, the producer said he’d told one of its stars, Naomi Watts, that he was auditioning me and she’d said, ‘She’s so funny, she’s a great actress – you should hire her.’ What a lovely, kind and supportive thing to do for another woman.”
As for balancing her career with motherhood, the Great Gatsby star explained:
“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.”
Sounds like you’re doing just fine, lady! What’s more, Sacha’s agent better be regretting things now!!
[Image via Cosmo UK.]
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