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Gatsby role a dream for Fisher

Published 26/11/2012 | 13:34

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Isla Fisher said her Great Gatsby role is wonderful

Isla Fisher has revealed that getting a role in The Great Gatsby was a dream come true.

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The Wedding Crashers star, who plays Myrtle Wilson in Baz Luhrmann's lavish big-screen adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, admitted the opportunity to work with the Australian filmmaker was a "no-brainer".

"That was amazing. An opportunity to work with Baz was a no-brainer," said the Australian-raised actress.

"Baz is my favourite director, obviously. He's Australian and I love all of his films. So, it was fun. It's just nice to go home to Australia too."

Isla - who next voices the Tooth Fairy in Rise Of The Guardians - never imagined that she would have been cast in the movie alongside Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

"It's one of those jobs that I auditioned for and you never even let your mind wander to the hope that you could get the gig. You just think, this is a great opportunity to even be in a room with Baz," she continued.

"When I got the job, I screamed down the phone and deafened my poor agent. It's just wonderful. They recreated Long Island in the 1920s in Sydney. It was surreal. And it was exactly how I'd imagined it from the book."

The Great Gatsby is scheduled for release in May 2013, while Rise Of The Guardians opens in cinemas on November 30.

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