Isla Fisher

The 41-year-old actress, chil­dren’s au­thor and mother of three, who is mar­ried to co­me­dian Sacha Baron Co­hen, tells us how she fits every­thing in

The Sunday Telegraph - Stella - - HOW I MAKE IT WORK -

I’m not re­ally a morn­ing per­son but I get up ev­ery day at 6.45am be­cause I have three chil­dren un­der 10. I’ll switch on my cof­fee maker, which my hus­band bought me for my birth­day – un­less I’m work­ing, in which case I’ll grab a de­caf latte at Star­bucks. I’m such an en­er­getic per­son that if I added caf­feine in the mix I’d be a firecracker.

Next, I make break­fast – any­thing from Rice Krispies to scram­bled eggs (I keep ban­tam hens). Then there’s the may­hem of getting every­one ready.

At the mo­ment I’m film­ing Tag – a com­edy movie about a group of friends who have kept up a 30-year game of ‘it’ – and when I’m on set my fam­ily will of­ten visit me. Oth­er­wise, I’ll spend my down­time binge­watch­ing some naughty show. Right now, I’m lov­ing Big Lit­tle Lies, the great­est lady porn ever.

When I’m not film­ing, I brain­storm ideas or di­a­logue for books, and jot them on my iPad. I’ve writ­ten three chil­dren’s sto­ries about a mis­chievous babysit­ter called Marge.

I know how im­por­tant it is to ex­er­cise, es­pe­cially over the age of 40, so on days off I go for a hike in one of the canyons in LA with friends. I also try to fol­low a Mediter­ranean diet, but when I’m stressed I turn to Green & Black’s or­ganic choco­late and any peanut-but­ter-based choco­late bars. I’m a big snacker.

Af­ter film­ing, I un­wind by run­ning my­self a bath (I love Dr Hauschka bath oils), then use Der­ma­log­ica cleanser and Aē­sop mois­turiser. I never go straight to sleep and al­ways read. Though I’m not one of those peo­ple who needs to wind down to max­imise my sleep. I can sleep any­where, any time. And in that re­spect, I’m no dif­fer­ent from a tod­dler. ‘Marge and the Great Train Res­cue’ is out now (Pic­cadilly Press, £5.99)

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