Friday 15 December 2017

I was too pregnant for corset scenes, says Isla

Actress Isla Fisher revealed she only pretended to squeeze into a corset for a new movie because she was three months pregnant during filming.

The 34-year-old actress -- who gave birth to her second child with husband Sacha Baron Cohen this summer -- plays Ginny in the black comedy Burke and Hare, directed by Blues Brothers' John Landis.

Her character is the love interest to Simon Pegg, who stars opposite Andy Serkis in the film as infamous grave robbers.

At the film's premiere in London, she said: "That was difficult because I was pregnant during the making of the movie, so I didn't really squeeze into it.

"I used to pretend I was wearing a corset and then not wear it, just wear a push up bra -- don't tell the director that."


The Australian actress -- who also has a three-year-old daughter Olive -- revealed that Pegg did not notice she was pregnant, even though she was suffering from terrible morning sickness.

Pegg added: "I didn't know what was going on. She didn't look pregnant until the last minute. I saw her a couple of months later and she was like a balloon. None of us knew, not even John knew. She hid it well."

Former Home and Away star Fisher -- who wore a red lace Dolce and Gabbana dress with a black velvet bolero jacket to the premiere -- also revealed the freezing cold night shoots filming on location in Edinburgh made her wish she was back in the Australian soap that made her famous.

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