Isla Fisher


  1. Amy Adams,Catch Me If You Can, 2002.    Amy and Isla are pals on (and off)the audition circuit. For example, Islawon Wedding Daze, 2006, but did not catch Catch…
  2. Anne Griffin, The Tourists, 2009.     …and they both lost the oddly titled tale of a just married couple locked in an elevator taking them to the bridal suite. Tired of The Girlfriend roles, or rolling eyes at somecomic’s jokes, Isla started initiating her own projects.
  3. Rebecca Hall, Iron Man 3, 2012.   Also considered for Maya Hansen were Isla Fisher and Diane Kruger. Jessica Chastain won the role but her diary didn’t agree. Enter: Hall. Not so happy upon her exit. as Maya was trimmed shorter than a crew cut.  “She wasn’t entirely the villain – there have been several phases of this – but I signed on to do something very different to what I ended up doing.”
  4. Mireille Enos, Sabotage, 2012.   Malin Akerman, Isla Fisher and Kate Mara  were seen for Lizzy.  Akerman won. Then found he was pregnant. And Enos, not  Fisher or Mara, joined… Arnold Schwarzenegger Meets Agatha Christie. Variety likened the mess to Treasure of the Sierra Madre and/or The Wild Bunch(!), when auteur David Ayr’s obvious inspiration was Mrs Christie’s 100-million selling whodunnit, And Then They Were None.
  5. Tina Fey, This Is Where I Leave You, 2013.     Like directors, the actresses kept changing. Only Kathryn Hahn survived the shuffling… to  discover if  there’s anything worse than your father dying, it’s going home for the funeral  – a whole week with  an over-sharing mother, siblings, spouses, exes and other assorted wannabes.
  6. Mireille Enos, Sabotage, 2013.    Fisher and Kate Mara were beaten  by Malin Akerman who then she fell pregnant and Enos,  The Killing TV find, took over as  Lucy, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s DEA unit (young Expendables) in the ex-California Governor’s weak comeback. 
  7. Lizzy Caplan, Now You See Me 2, 1015.   The character’s name waqs changed (rom Henley to Lula), but Caplan was replacing a pregnant Fisher for the first and (it was stated) all other sequels. Not easy, the way she was cutting a swathe through the TV market: Masters Of Sex, Ill Behaviour, Das Boot, Trurh Be Told, Castle Rock, etc…


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