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Isla Fisher, Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

It's safe to say Isla Fisher hit a few bumps in the road before she made it big in the Hollywood biz.

"I really have had no help," the redheaded beauty reveals in the July issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. before admitting she was once rejected by her then-boyfriend (and current hubby) Sacha Baron Cohen's agent. 

"In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in L.A. fired me," she reveals. "I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told ‘no,' so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, ‘Can you ask your agent if they'll represent me?' And his agent said, ‘No way.' It was the only favor I'd ever asked, and I was like, ‘OK… great.' But it spurred me on."

Luckily, the charming actress patiently persevered and now has a successful career in Tinsel Town, but she admits her work has taken a backseat to her biggest role: being a mom.

"It's a myth that you can have it all," she says. "You can't. But, more importantly, I don't think you should want to. It sounds exhausting!" 

The mother of two continued, admitting it can be hard to find a balance between work and motherhood, "I'm just dipping my toe back into work now. It's a juggling act and I'm not particularly good at it; the balls are in the air. But my priority is always my family. Motherhood boils everything down to the essentials."

Sounds like she has her priorities straight.

Cosmopolitan U.K. hits newsstands today.