Isla Fisher urged to play comedy by husband

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March 13th, 2011

Isla Fisher became a comic actress because of her husband.

The 'Wedding Crashers' star - who shot to fame in Australian TV drama series 'Home and Away' - insists she has always made her friends laugh but only thought of it as a direction for her career when spouse Sacha Baron Cohen encouraged her to try out for a comedy role.

She said: "I've always been the clown with my friends, but it was Sacha who said, 'You're the funniest girl.'

"He said not many women are willing to make a fool of themselves, so he pushed me in that direction and then my first audition was 'Wedding Crashers' and that was it."

Isla - who has a three-year-old daughter Olive and another girl, Elula, aged around eight months, with her spouse - also insisted she is very choosy about the roles she takes on and is happy not to be a workaholic.

She told Elle magazine: "Am I a workaholic? I'm exactly the opposite. I'm pretty choosy about what I do, which probably comes from years of having no choices."