Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rule 5 Saturday - Isla Fisher - Dying for an Acting Job (Almost)

The inspiration for this Rule 5 post came from clicking on one of those "click bait" ads at the bottom of a website that read "20 Iconic Movie Scenes That Nearly Killed Their Stars." While I suspect many of the incidents are exaggerated, it was moderately amusing.

#5 on that list was "Isla Fisher: Now You See Me"
In a scene where she was supposed to be doing a trick, she almost drowned.

She was handcuffed and inside a box full of water when a section of her costume got stuck on the chains. She was stuck in the water for almost a full four minutes.

Apparently, everyone around her thought she was acting wonderfully but in reality, she was drowning. However, she was in luck and didn’t drown because the producers did install a quick safety release in case she needed it.
I hadn't heard of her before, and I hadn't seen the movie, but she looked like a likely subject.
Fisher was born in Muscat, Oman, the daughter of Scottish parents, Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher. She was born in Oman because her father worked as a banker for the United Nations at the time of her birth.
I refuse to let the sins of the father. . .
When she was a child, Fisher and her family moved back to their hometown in

Bathgate, Scotland, then later to Perth, Western Australia, when she was 6 years old. She has four brothers and has said that she had a "great" upbringing in Perth with a "very outdoorsy life".
She has a pretty good string of credits, starting in 1998, including "Scooby Doo" (2002), "The Wedding Crashers" (2005), a voice part in "The Rise of the Guardians" (2012), "The Great Gatsby" (2013), and of course, "Now You See Me" (2013).

A worthy choice, I think.

GOODSTUFF appears to be back from his adventure with the aliens with a magazine issue (his 149th) featuring Morgan Fairchild (a childhood favorite of mine) and girls of Thailand's Comic-con. Blackmailers Don't Shoot features more Comic-Con girls from the San Diego's Comic-Con 2014 Rule 5. Also linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" and links. Wombat-socho has the root of all Rule 5 posts up at The Other McCain: "Rule 5 Monday."

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