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Isla writes comedy films for women

Published 07/03/2011 | 11:57

Isla Fisher has had to write her own comic roles
Isla Fisher has had to write her own comic roles

Isla Fisher has revealed she has begun writing her own movies as she doesn't think there are enough parts for comedic actresses.

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The Wedding Crashers star - who is married to Borat and Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen - loves playing the clown, so she's decided to take action.

Isla revealed: "After Wedding Crashers, I was surprised by the lack of material for comedic actresses, so I started working to get stuff out there for myself."

There are two projects, Groupies and Life Coach, which she's hoping to both produce and star in, but admits to feeling maddened by how long the process takes.

"Hopefully one of them will begin shooting soon," she sighs. "It's more frustrating being in development than being cast in something, because a lot of it is out of your control."

The 35-year-old Australian actress left her breakthrough role in Aussie soap Home And Away in 1997 and headed to Paris to fulfil a long-held ambition to become a clown, studying at the renowned Jacques Lecoq School.

She said: "I always thought I'd be doing commedia dell'arte and mime. I never thought I'd be in movies, I love doing movies. I feel so blessed and grateful for every second but I'm just a common clown."

Isla and Sacha have two daughters, Olive, three, and a five-month-old baby, so her family make her particular about what she will work on.

She said: "I don't really want to work on something unless I love it because I know it means time away from my girls."

:: Rango is released in cinemas on Friday, March 4

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