The Major Accomplishment Isla Fisher Achieved Before She Was Famous

When you hear Isla Fisher's name, what jumps to mind might very well be how she could be Amy Adams' twin sister. Honestly, other than the fact that their eyes are different colors, they are basically the same person. Although one difference between the two is that only Fisher can say that she is married to Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, which is something else that you might know about the famous figure and is (unsurprising thanks to his well-known quirky nature and her funny ways) a rather unusual relationship.

Granted, thanks to the fact that Fisher happens to be a talented comedic actor, you could probably also tell your friends about the star's popular roles in movies like 2005's Wedding Crashers and 2009's Confessions of a Shopaholic, per IMDb.

However, it turns out that acting is not the only creative skill that Fisher can boast about. In fact, along with a seemingly strange skill that you would likely never expect from this celebrity, she has another knack that helped her achieve a major accomplishment before she became a famous Hollywood star. Frankly, she did it before she even became an adult.

Isla Fisher wrote teen books with her 'romance novelist mother'

Isla Fisher may be a famous actor, but she also happens to be an author. The star published two books before she became famous — and while she was still just a teenager at that! But she did not do it alone. "In 1996, Isla published two novels, titled Bewitched and Seduced by Fame, with the help of her romance novelist mother," according to IslaFisher.net.

The first book, Bewitched, focuses on "Valentina, a talented young dancer," who "travels from Sydney to Moscow to dance in the ballet Romeo and Juliet." While pursuing her on-stage career, Valentina "falls in love with Alexei, a Kirov dancer, to the dismay of her dancing partner, and her manipulative mother." As for Seduced by Fame, it tells the story of Jade, a girl who "is determined to be an actress on TV where life seems glamorous and families seem happy — unlike her own," per Amazon. However, when Jade finally lands a part on a show, she "starts to learn about life in the limelight and the b****iness of the studio."

If those stories make it sound like Fisher enjoyed exploring experiences outside of her own (although possibly influenced by her life), that's because, according to the star herself, that's exactly what she loves about writing. Although that's not the only thing that she appreciates about the craft.

Isla Fisher opened up about the difference between writing and acting

When Isla Fisher is on a movie set, she is likely surrounded by countless people, including other actors and members of the crew. However, when the star is writing, things are very different. Fisher told Collider in 2007, "Writing is great, but you guys all know it's also a bit anti-social. Not anti-social, but you're alone in a room. It's isolating. I've discovered that with age."

The star certainly had plenty of time to figure that out. "I started when I was 18 with my first book. But, before that, I was always in special writing classes after school, and I had always written. My mom wrote, and I had always wanted to be a writer," Fisher explained. She also noted that she was not exactly alone while writing, saying, "I was very young when I wrote, and I wrote with my mother, so it was more collaborative, and I had a lot of help."

The star also discussed the difference between her creative pursuits, saying, "I really love creating characters and I love following a structure. It's exciting, writing. Acting, you're told where to stand, what to say and you're always being cut out of the exciting bit, where you could go anywhere and do anything with any character." That love of writing is surely why Fisher has continued to tap into her literary talent.

Isla Fisher writes children's books about a 'naughty babysitter'

Isla Fisher may have published two teen novels in the '90s, however, those books were not the end of her literary journey. Indeed, 20 years after she released Bewitched and Seduced by Fame, the star put out Marge in Charge. This time around, she opted to write a children's story about a "mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules." The first book kicked off an entire series that follows Marge's antics, which includes Marge and the Pirate Baby, Marge and the Great Train Rescue, and more.

While Fisher wrote her first books with her mom, she came up with Marge's story with the help of her children. "I began making up stories in funny voices and Marge, this naughty babysitter who breaks all the rules, just became the most popular character for them," she told Barnes & Noble's BNKIDS blog.

Fisher also explained how she uses her hilarious tendencies while writing for kids. "I also discovered that for emerging or reluctant readers, there weren't that many comedic books, and laughter makes kids want to read more," she said. Explaining that she "felt like there was a missed opportunity during this transitional phase of reading," she noted, "I wanted to create material that would engage young readers but not push them beyond their years socially and emotionally." That definitely sounds like the kind of thing that would appeal to any kid.