Isla Fisher has revealed that sometimes it can be very embarrassing being married to the comedian Sacha Baron-Cohen, as it would appear that he is as zany and twisted in real life, as many of his cinematic creations are on screen.
“I cannot tell you how embarrassing he is in social situations,” said the actress. “To him there’s no difference between the awkward gaffes he deliberately makes as a comic, and the terrible faux pas he innocently commits as my husband.”
The star of Borat, Ali G and The Dictator, met Fisher at a party in 2002, and the couple ultimately got married in 2010. They are also the parents to Olive and Elula, who are five and two respectively.
“One problem is that he doesn’t always recognise stars when they are not in character,” revealed Fisher. “He once told Diane Keaton at a dinner party that she should have won an Oscar for her performances in The Kids Are All Right because he thought she was Annette Benning.”
“Another time he asked Oscar-winning Cate Blanchett, ‘So what do you do for a living?’”
Cohen also once told Jack Black that his mother had buxom breasts, before turning to his wife and stating, “You’ve always wanted larger breasts, haven’t you, Isla?”
However, the couple remain as solid as ever and Fisher noted that she deliberately turns down movie parts in order to look after her children. “I just don’t want to miss anything in the lives of my children while they are still young. It’s why I don’t audition for leading roles at all, and why I say no to some of the supporting roles that I do get offered.”