When I heard that the adorable red-headed Aussie and Definitely Maybe star Isla Fischer nabbed the role of Becky Bloomwood in the highly anticipated film version of the bestselling Brit Chick Lit series Confessions of a Shopaholic, I maxed out my credit card. Then I went to confession. "Forgive me Father, for I have spent."
You may remember her best for her scene stealing turn as the slightly psychotic, hilariously obsessed Gloria to Vince Vaughn's Jeremy in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers. From Vinceaholic to Shopaholic, this is truly casting at it's best. Isla is the perfect mixture of sweet and charming, befuddled yet brilliant. Think I Love Lucy meets Cher Horowitz from Clueless. It's not an easy role, but one I bet my Jimmy Choos she'll nail.
Isla's had a busy year being new mommy to the spawn of Borat baby Olive, but she's hard at work in New York filming and shopping away at Barneys and breathing life into Rebecca Bloomwood's overdrafted lungs. Seriously, I haven't been this excited since Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst broke up (thanks a lot Reese)...and I haven't even gotten started on the fashionista clothes yet.
There are five books in the series so this could be Isla's legacy, like Daniel Radcliffe of the Harry Potter septilogy (that is a word, I looked it up). She's bringing home the bacon and the designer duds baby Olive. Mommy's definitely giving you a better life than you would have had in Kazakhstan.
*Keepin' it real.