Paparazzi Make it Harder for Isla Fisher to Protect Daughter

01/11/2009 at 04:00 PM ET

Hollywood stars know that with increased recognition, they run the risk of becoming a target for the paparazzi, but for actress Isla Fisher, the issue has taken on a new meaning now that she is mom to 15-month-old daughter Olive. “With the paparazzi it’s really difficult,” the protective mom explains. “You make decisions during your day based on how much privacy you can get for your child, and when you’re protecting a tiny person from scary men swarming around them with massive black things in their face screaming their name, it takes on a whole new thing.”

Being cautious around photographers only seems natural for the 32-year-old, who believes Olive to be “by far my greatest accomplishment.” Olive’s dad, actor Sacha Baron Cohen, is the “love of my life,” notes Isla, but says the love that she has for her child is something that she never imagined.

“Love is an incredible gift if you’re lucky enough to receive it and give it. But then having a baby is another whole level of love.”

The Australian actress quickly shed her pregnancy weight after giving birth to Olive — but not with exercise. In fact, it was just the opposite. “You know that point where somebody working out starts to feel tired? Apparently, you get this second wind and you start to sweat, and that’s when you get addicted. But for me, that’s the point that I get off and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake,” laughed Isla.

Isla’s new movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, is in theaters February 13th.

Source: InStyle UK

FILED UNDER: Bodywatch , Parenting

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KillMilla on

I love Isla! I have loved her ever since her early days on Home and Away. She’s totally gorgeous and Olive is just too precious for words.
I can’t imagine what it must be like to have photographers hounding you everywhere you go and for a little child that must be terrifying.
I relly agree with her when she says that having a baby is another whole level of love. The depth and range of emotions that I got “connected” to when I had my children is like nothing I have ever experienced and I certainly cannot put it into words.

I had to laugh out loud at her work out comment, I thought I was the only one who also felt like that!

Lis on

Isla and Olive are absolutely precious together. I hope I get to experience that bond someday… 🙂

…And Sacha was hysterical on the Globes last night! The only part I happened to catch was when he was presenting an award…I think he is too funny – probably is cracking his girls up all the time!!!