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Isla Fisher on her children's book series and why she prefers writing for kids

You may remember Isla Fisher from movies like Wedding Crashers or Confessions of a Shopaholic, but she's also the author of a series of children's books. She opens up about writing for kids, going to clown school and why she's more than just "Borat's wife."
Actor Isla Fisher is the author of a series of children's books called Marge In Charge. (Harry Woollacott)

Isla Fisher is one of the most talented slapstick actors working today. You may remember her from Wedding CrashersThe Great Gatsby or Confessions of a Shopaholic, but Fisher is also the author of a series of children's books. It's called Marge in Charge and it's about an eccentric and mischievous babysitter named Marge. There are four books in the series and the first two are available now in Canada. 

In this wide-ranging interview, Fisher opens up to guest host Saroja Coelho about applying her humour to writing children's books, going to clown school and why she's more than just "Borat's wife."

(Illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans)

Produced by ​Vanessa Greco

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