Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher bring Hollywood to Perth
Wearing a long-sleeved striped sweatshirt and relaxed jeans, Australian actress Isla Fisher looked like a laid back West Australian when she was recently pictured next to a muscular kangaroo in A coffee.
Fisher, 45, married to BoratSacha Baron Cohen has been spotted in her home country in recent weeks, attending the country’s largest film festival with Baron Cohen in the southwest and meeting other WA celebrities including NBL legend Luc Longley and Rove McManus.
SBC has not been silent either.
Award-winning British actor and comedian (Borat Post Moviefilm), would have continued his stand-up routines after a random appearance in Sydney in July as Borat, reprising his Austrian TV presenter Bruno character at Perth’s Comedy Club September 2nd.
Then rumors circulated late last week that he was lined up to be part of the AFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium on Saturday night, playing the role of Freddie Mercury in a Queen ensemble.
AFL confirmed their roster of local talent on Sundays, including Birds of Tokyo and John Butler. Unfortunately, SBC was not down.
No official statement has confirmed that the low-key Hollywood glamor couple have unpacked their bags and settled permanently in Perth after a year-long stay at Bondi in Sydney, but the biggest clue they’ve gone to is west came from Fisher.
Accepting the Screen Legend Award at CinefestOZ three weeks ago, where she was recruited as a film lawyer, Fisher took to Instagram to give us a warning.
“It is such an honor to receive the Screen Legend Award. I am so proud to be recognized in Western Australia.
“This is where I grew up. This is where I feel at home. “
According to a source from CinefestOZ, Isla walked the red carpet for the closing gala night in Busselton with Baron Cohen, and judged two films for the Film Prize, River and Here in the West.
“At the jury lunch at the Aravina Estate in Yallingup, she described herself as ‘100% Western Australian’,” the source said.
Fisher, born in Oman to Scottish parents – her father was a UN banker – moved to Perth when she was six with her four brothers.
After appearing in TV commercials at the age of nine, she headed east from Sydney to star in At home and away.
Soon after, Hollywood beckoned and she landed starring roles in Scooby doo (2002) then Wedding crashers (2005) alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
She quickly became a Hollywood darling, with producers giving her key roles in films that spanned 30 years of her career, in hits such as Confessions of a Shopaholic, Gatsby the magnificent and Now you see me.
Fisher met Baron Cohen in 2002 in Sydney and converted to Judaism before marrying him in 2010, living the following decade in the United States before returning to Sydney.
And now, it seems, Perth.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Fisher is looking to enroll his three children in school.
In a March interview with Stellar magazine, she said she preferred not to speak publicly about her private life, and that includes motherhood and marriage, and where they live.
“I feel so safe. I guess the word is comfortable, when I’m in Australia, ”she said at the time.
“This is where I grew up. Even though I went to a different school every year and had to learn to be funny, to make friends quickly, to get rid of the stigma of being a little red-haired girl with big ears and an English accent, i feel a lot of my happiest times are in australia.
“I’m the happiest when I’m home.”
Fisher has plans in the works, Netflix confirms lending voice to animated film Back to the Outback alongside Eric Bana, Guy Pearce and Keith Urban.
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“Although motherhood is my favorite subject, I tend not to discuss it publicly. I feel like I want my children, like all parents, to live normal lives.
“All parents are just trying to protect their children. And I feel like if they wanted to be in the public eye, it’s up to them to decide. If I gave quotes about them, it would haunt them. They will be teenagers one day.
Fisher said Marie Claire in 2018, she loved the idea of slowing down and moving to Byron Bay, sitting on the sand eating a Vegemite sandwich, and that “juggling a family in LA isn’t easy.”
“There’s not really a culture of bringing your kids to dinner parties or restaurants after 6 pm,” she told MC.
After a year in Sydney, it now looks like Perth is the Mecca.
Four days ago, Fisher posted a photo of his Labrador on Instagram. He received a flood of responses, with many local WA residents saying “Welcome to Perth”.
“Welcome to the house.”