Home and Away

Isla Fisher teases a Home and Away return two decades after leaving Summer Bay: "Obviously it would be fun"

This would make all our Home and Away dreams come true!

By Alana Mazzoni
Australian acting royalty Isla Fisher has weighed in on a potential Home and Away return, more than 20 years after walking away from the soap that helped launch her career.
Though Isla, who played Shannon Reed from 1994 to 1997, has gone on to star in Hollywood blockbusters like Confessions of a Shopaholic and Wedding Crashers, she hasn't entirely ruled out a return to Summer Bay.
"Of course I've thought about it!" she told Yahoo when asked about a possible cameo appearance.
Isla played Shannon Reed from 1994 to 1997. (Seven)
"I've thought, 'Wouldn't it be hilarious?' But then the reality of it is, obviously, you have to give lots of notice and then it gets written in and then you have to commit.
"But obviously it would be fun just to sort of like, walk by with a surfboard or something at some point."
Isla told The Sun-Herald in 1996 that she loved working on Home and Away even though it came with a pretty "heavy workload".
Since leaving the soap, Isla has gone from strength to strength, staring in The Great Gatsby, along with previous big films like Scooby-Doo.
Despite her international success, the stunning red head told London newspaper The Observer that "Home and Away taught me how to look good in a bikini," and "how to deliver bad dialogue convincingly."
The 45-year-old, who is married to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also opened up about her latest project, an Australian filmed titled Back to the Outback.
Isla, who is married to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, stars in an upcoming Australian filmed titled Back to the Outback. (Getty)
The animated movie is about a ragtag group of Australia's deadliest creatures who plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback.
Isla said that after years of putting on an American accent for her work, it was nice to use her natural voice.
"It was so much fun because I could improvise without having to sort of filter it through another dialect, so I could just sort of let my freak flag fly in a way that I hadn't been able to for years," she said.
"Vocally, I just wanted to sort of have a bit of a development and richness to her voice as she grew in maturity and as she sort of developed leadership skills. I didn't need to put on a silly accent like I have done in the past."

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