While Sacha Baron Cohen was working to promote his latest movie, "The Dictator," at the Cannes Film Festival — if "working" can be defined as rubbing suntan lotion on George Clooney's ex-girlfriend, then pretending to murder her — Isla Fisher embarked on an excursion with her daughters to show them some of the sights in the French city.
The 36-year-old Australian actress brought Olive, 4, and Elula, 1, to an amusement park for a day of fun on Wednesday. After the girls took flight for plane and helicopter rides, they climbed aboard a train for a choo-choo adventure with their famous mother. The "Wedding Crashers" star smiled happily as she sat aboard the mini-train, then later bought treats for the girls at a park shop.(DLM Press/PacificCoastNews.com)
Like her husband, Fisher's trip to Cannes is a working holiday. She's promoting her animated film "Rise of the Guardians" and attended a press conference with Alec Baldwin and Chris Pine to discuss the flick, which will be out around Thanksgiving. The movie is about four guardians — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman — who fight to save the children of the world from an evil spirit, voiced by Jude Law. It's a movie she will most likely able to enjoy with her two daughters!
Meanwhile, Fisher's husband is doing his best to make his presence known in the South of France. In his attempt to get the word out about "The Dictator," he arrived at the Cannes Film Festival's famed Croisette beachfront dressed as his alter ego General Aladeen and riding a camel. He also somehow enlisted Clooney's ex Elisabetta Canalis for a publicity stunt aboard a luxury yacht. Again in character, they rubbed each other down with suntan lotion and sipped champagne flirtatiously, but after a "fight" the Italian model was "dragged" below deck. Shortly after, one of Aladeen's bodyguards came out with a body bag that was tossed overboard.(INFDaily.com)
In a new interview with the BBC, Fisher noted that life with her artistic husband, who is known for his method acting, "is not a normal life to lead." She said: "Obviously, it's not pleasant to say to your husband — instead of 'Did you pick up the dry cleaning?' or 'Did you pick up someone from a play date?' — 'Oh wow are we getting sued? Has anyone put a death threat on us?'" Regardless, she fully supports his endeavors, including "The Dictator." "I love it. It's the funniest movie he's made, I think by a long way, and it's also really sweet. There's a love story and I like to see him, like in 'Hugo,' showing that side of him. Creatively it's great."