Isla Fisher Reportedly Excommunicates Herself From ‘Home & Away’ School of Acting

Home and Away has taught Australia many things. How to save a life through administering emergency first aid procedures, how to- I don’t know actually, I’ve never watched Home and Away. One thing Home and Away taught Isla Fisher is how to look good in a bikini and how to deliver bad dialogue convincingly.

Home and Away taught me how to look good in a bikini. And how to deliver bad dialogue convincingly – a skill that really helped in the early days of my career,” says Fisher in an interview with The Guardian and The Observer. Ms Shannon Reed’s (1994-1997) remarks are being reported by multiple news outlets as “taking a swipe” or “a stab” at Home and Away, the show that “propelled her to stardom”; which is strange because girl’s neither throwing shade, dissing or stabbing and nor did Home and Away “propel her to stardom” (that was Wedding Crashers). She’s ‘serving realness’: that show really does teach some of our most successful fledgling actors how to do their best with what little they’ve been given, whether that be on the page or à la plage, in a bikini.
“For a long time I was auditioning for films that weren’t very good, but I’d get called back because I could make a terrible line sound real. For that I’ll always be grateful,” Fisher-Baron Cohen continues, negating any ill-will with a pretty neat compliment – very nice, high five
“I moved to Paris after Home and Away to go to clown school… I didn’t speak French and I felt so out of my depth. I was terrified [but] eventually I broke through – my French became fluent and I enjoyed performing in a way that I hadn’t in a long time” – again, another inadvertent compliment implying she had an enjoyable time on Home and Away, one rivalled only by the frequent hijinks of a Parisian clown school.   
Fisher’s comments are being likened to those of fellow Summer Bay alum Melissa George, who last year incurred the wrath of everyone in Australia by telling them to pipe down and that their croissants were sub-par. This is pretty much nothing like that, because that was straight up rude and weird. 
“I love a handlebar moustache on a man. I’m aware of my own limitations. I’d like to be a great writer,” continues Fisher, who most-recently played Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby. 
“I’ll never be a human pretzel and I’m OK with that,” the interview concludes. 
See how easy it is to take a quote out of context?  
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