Isla Fisher defends Shopaholic

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2009
Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher defends Shopaholic

Isla Fisher has defended her new movie 'Confessions of a Shopaholic', insisting it will teach people not to get into debt in the current economic climate

Isla Fisher has defended her new movie, insisting it is relevant in the current economic climate.

The 33-year-old actress says people can "learn a lesson" from 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' - in which she plays a journalist who gets into debt because of her shopping addiction - saying it will teach people to control their spending habits.

Speaking at the UK premiere of the film in London's Leicester Square last night (16.02.09), Isla said: "Yes, I do think this film gives out a good message. I think the message is about consumption and debt and it is something we are all learning about at the moment. Obviously the movie was set in a different economic period but it is a redemption story and my character Rebecca Bloomwood learns her lesson."

Isla's co-star Hugh Dancy, who also attended the glitzy event, admits he has run into trouble in the past after splashing too much cash.

The British actor told BANG Showbiz: "I have never been horribly in debt. I have had my credit card refused many times but that is a different thing!

"The message in this movie is very simple - there are more important things than clothes and shopping. However, this is a comedy first and foremost."

Isla - who braved the chilly London temperatures in a stunning Jasmine di Milo black backless mini-dress and a pair of towering black Jimmy Choo shoes - also revealed she loved working with Hugh and fell for his "gorgeous" eyes.

The Australian star - who has a 15-month-old daughter, Olive, with fiance Sacha Baron Cohen - said: "Hugh did such a great job. He really grounded the movie in reality and of course, Hugh has those gorgeous blue eyes. He did a great job."

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