Isla Fisher encouraged to do comedy by husband

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 10:10 AM IST

London: Hollywood actress Isla Fisher said her husband, funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen encouraged her to audition for comic roles because she always makes people laugh.

The `Confessions of a Shopaholic` star, who shot to fame in Australian TV drama series `Home and Away`, insisted she has always made her friends laugh but only thought of it as a direction for her career when her spouse encouraged her to try for comedies, reported Elle magazine.

"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," said Fisher.

The 35-year-old mother of two also insisted she is very choosy about the roles she takes on and is happy not to be a workaholic.

"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," she said.

PTI