Isla Fisher vamps it up for the latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK.
Inside, the actress spoke about her struggles in Hollywood. She admitted, “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. 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.”
That doesn’t mean that Fisher doesn’t have support at all. “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 otld 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.”
Read more in the July 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan UK, available now.