Isla Fisher started out as a Hollywood funny woman [Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic], but she's been seen in more dramatic parts lately than comedic parts. Her latest film, 'Now You See Me', sees her starring as a magician and illusionist who carries out heists and then gives the money back to the people.
Fisher stars alongside Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Dave Franco as part of the 'Four Horseman', a group of people who have made it their job to pull off spectacular heists in the disguise of large-scale magic tricks. When talking about her role in the film and her experience making it, she explains, "I love the idea of magical Robin Hoods getting up to mischief. We were all humbled by how difficult magic is, and we came away from the film with a few tricks we can trot out at parties, too!”
When discussing her shift away from comedy into more drama, Fisher explains, "Film by film, I've found myself being more interested in parts that turn out to be dramatic. Henley (“Now You See Me”), for instance, is this independent, strong woman with this anarchist streak about her. There's this ambiguous morality to her.” Jesse Eisenberg also adds that Fisher still has strong comedic sensibilities, and that she's able to 'improvise a laugh into a moment that needs it.'
'Now You See Me' stars Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg alongside Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, and Melanie Laurent.