Isla Fisher, the one who isn’t Amy Adams, gave an interview with Cosmopolitan UK where she claims she had no help in Hollywood at all, despite dating and then marrying Sacha Baron Cohen, who was A+++ in Hollywood for a good few months (and then Bruno happened). Here’s what she told Cosmo (via Daily Mail):
I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in LA 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.
Yeah, okay. I can buy that in the very beginning Borat’s agent wouldn’t want to take her on as a client, but there is no way that Borat didn’t help her get auditions, either through him personally or a meeting he set up with someone else, like a producer or casting agent. That’s just total bullshit. They started dating around 2002 – 2003, and a year later she’s working with David O. Russell in I Heart Huckabees, then she and Cohen get engaged, and soon after that she gets her career defining role in the huge Hollywood big budget comedy Wedding Crashers, and that has nothing to do with Cohen at all? Girl, please.