If you didn’t already have a girl crush on Isla Fisher after her scene stealing role in Wedding Crashers, then you certainly will after seeing her unselfconscious turn as beloved literary figure Rebecca Bloomwood in this February’s, Confessions of a Shopoholic.
Fisher makes what could easily have been just another chick flick into a bona fide comedy, where people have already been comparing her to the likes of Lucille Ball.
One of the characters in this film set in New York City was the fabulous designer wardrobe, put together by Patricia Field of Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada fame.
At the January 25th press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Fisher emerged just like fashionable Rebecca Bloomwood in a short purple Zac Posen dress and high yellow heels.
When Hollyscoop asked if her if she had any input in the film’s wardrobe she commented that the only thing she wanted was for Rebecca to always wear the highest of heels for the “tottering” factor- “it’s just so funny to see a girl totter in high heels” Fisher adds.
“At first, we’d spend forty minutes talking about a belt, I’d be so frustrated, but about halfway through filming I realized there really is a science to styling,” shared Fisher who describes her own shopping trips as happening “rarely and poorly” although she lists her favorite designers as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Zac Posen.
And while Isla is hilarious as Rebecca Bloomwood, it’s a shame that her parents, played by Joan Cusack and John Goodman, both comedic powerhouses, didn’t have more scenes in the film as thrift shop going, Winnebego driving, suburbanites.
British actor Hugh Dancy, this era’s edgier Colin Firth, is the gorgeous Luke Brandon and Krysten Ritter plays Suze, Rebecca’s quirky best friend.
Fisher told reporters how she remembers seeing Krysten’s script on the first day of filming with notes all over it and alternative lines they could improvise, which is the same way Fisher herself works- “I knew right then we were soul sisters” she said.
Confessions comes out at just the right time considering our current economic climate – a story about a young woman who gets in over her head and has to quickly learn financial responsibility.
When asked if Fisher herself has ever opened a scary credit card bill, she shared that the only one she ever had to deal with was when someone was using her information to buy Petrol in Texas.
As the press conference was winding down, this reporter walked into the VIP elevator without knowing it (serious!) and witnessed a relieved post conference Isla Fisher ask her crew, “Was that okay?
I’m sweating!” in the most adorable, I’m not a movie star way. If my girl crush wasn’t completely there before, that moment certainly sealed the deal.
Confessions of a Shopaholic opens February 8th to check out our red carpet coverage of the NYC premiere, check out the video below.