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Isla Fisher: Rejection is rough

Hollywood star Isla Fisher thinks people have to be incredibly strong to prevail in the movie industry.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Actress Isla Fisher believes the constant rejection in Hollywood can really destroy people if they let it.

The star prides herself on her versatility, starring in everything from children’s film Enchanted to upcoming horror-thriller Visions. But despite seeming to effortlessly slip into such varying roles, the 39-year-old beauty isn’t immune to the pressures of her industry.

“If you don’t believe in yourself, you won’t survive in the shallow world of film,” she explained to Germany’s Cosmopolitan magazine. “You have to go through so many rejections: ‘You’re too short, too old, too young, too fat, too thin, not pretty enough...’ That can hit you hard if you let it.”

In order to branch out as much as possible, the star realised she’d have to drastically change people’s opinions of herself after starring in Australian soap Home and Away from 1994 to 1997.

“I learnt a lot on the show but after three years I decided to visit clown school in Paris,” she recalled.

Alongside her career, the star raises daughters Olive, seven, and Elula, five, and son Montgomery, who was born in March this year (15), with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen. While things seem to be running smoothly, she’s previously spoken about how hard it is to juggle her work and family life.

“You can’t ‘have it all’ – it’s a total myth,” she told Canada’s FASHION magazine. “Whatever you are lucky enough to get should be fabulous enough.

“I have never met anyone with the perfect career and the perfect family life. Something always has to suffer.”

She added that her family will always be her priority and that she thoroughly enjoys being a mother. Despite that her career is looking busy, with films Nocturnal Animals, Grimsby and Keeping Up with the Joneses out in 2016.

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