Isla Fisher Talks Weight, Body Image in Hollywood

Pregnancy weight magically went away with breastfeeding and Spanx

By on November 7th, 2012 19:31 GMT

Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen, and star of many a solid comedy, is usually very private about her personal life. However, in her latest interview with Women’s Health, she wants her fans to know that she’s not as weight obsessed as the other celebrities.

For starters, she did not abstain from food when she was pregnant, and neither was she forced to diet and work out a lot after she gave birth.

Call her lucky, but Isla managed to shift the extra weight by breastfeeding alone. Still, she has another ace up her sleeve as well (quotes via the Daily Mail).

“I do watch my food. But I’ve been blessed in that I never had any body issues during pregnancy. I loved being able to eat whatever I wanted and the whole experience of giving life,” the gorgeous star says for the magazine.

“And I never worried about losing the weight afterwards, because breastfeeding burns all the calories up so fast. Breastfeeding – that’s my big slimming secret! That and Spanx,” Isla explains.

“Anytime anyone compliments me on my figure, I’m wearing my Spanx undies,” she adds laughing.

In the same interview, Isla reveals that she’s actually very low maintenance, unlike most of her friends, some of which do the craziest things (like spa treatments for certain body parts) to feel better about themselves, pampered.

Isla went mainstream with her role in the critically acclaimed comedy “The Wedding Crashers,” in which she played a crazed virgin who falls head over heels for Vince Vaughn’s character.

Contrary to what her fans might believe, the period immediately after the film was the hardest of her career, she recalls.

“After doing that [Wedding Crashers], I had 12 months where I was auditioning three times a day and I didn’t get a single job. That was a real low point,” Isla says for the same publication.

“But with hindsight, those movies turned out to be awful, so I dodged a bullet. If I’d got any of them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I never had the chutzpah to just come to LA and make it. I didn’t have that confidence. I’m always surprised when I get a job. I never saw this in my horizon,” she says.

Isla can now be seen in “The Bachelorette,” which is already being described as the female version of “The Hangover.”

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