Her brand new flick “Now You See Me” opened in theaters today (May 31) and during promotions, Isla Fisher scored the cover spot on Cosmopolitan UK”s July 2013 issue.
After teaming up with celeb photographer James White for the adorable spread, the “Great Gatsby” beauty opened up about life as a mom in Hollywood and revealed her constant support from fellow actresses.
Check out a few highlight”s of Miss Fisher”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Cosmopolitan UK!
On her career struggles:
“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.”
On other actresses lending a helping hand:
“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.”
On being the go-to mom:
“I have an open-house policy and a lot of my friends who don”t have access to childcare drop their kids with me. You”ll often find me in the playroom surrounded!”
On her return to acting:
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.”