Isla Fisher in Gotham Magazine Spring 2013

Isla Fisher on "Incredible" Motherhood and "Important Collaborations" With Her Husband

Isla Fisher covers Gotham magazine's late Spring issue.

Isla Fisher got glamorous for the cover of Gotham magazine's late Spring issue. She is gearing up for the debut of her highly anticipated project The Great Gatsby, which will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15 following its release on May 10. Isla stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in the film, but inside the magazine she opened up to Kirsten Dunst about the possibility of working with another leading man — her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla also talked about the experience of filming in her native Australia and touched on how motherhood to Olive and Elula has impacted her career. Here's more from Isla Fisher in Gotham magazine:

  • On whether she will ever work with her husband: "Personally, I think we collaborate on enough behind closed doors. We're working on some really important collaborations, and I think that's more important. Obviously, I'm a big fan of his. My favorite movie will always be Bruno, and my favorite line will always be when he looks up at the sky and goes, 'So many stars in the sky. Makes you think of all the hot guys in the world.' So freaking random and funny."
  • On filming Gatsby in her native Australia: "It was thrilling and terrifying. Given the caliber of the director and cast on Gatsby, I definitely felt out of my comfort zone. I did feel like I was going to be called out and sent home at some point — you always feel very insecure, at least I do. But I got to eat Vegemite toast for breakfast and swim on Bondi Beach."
  • On taking a break from her career to have kids: "I did. I took three years off. It's not like you're taking a break and looking on IMDBPro to see your star meter falling. You're doing the most important, incredible thing. When you come back in, the perspective has changed. I truly believe you can't have it all and you shouldn't want to."
  • On how becoming a wife and a mother changed the way she works: "Even when you don't take your kids with you, your mind and heart are busy with them. It would be very hard for me to play scenes where a mother lost a child — I wouldn't want to play that scene in Jude, where Kate Winslet finds her babies murdered. I'm just not ready to put my head into that kind of stuff while mine are so small. That’s why I'm drawn to lighter material."

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