Isla Fisher Shares Her Secret to Making Friends Following a Nomadic Childhood: 'Let Your Inner Idiot Out'

Fisher, now starring in season two of Peacock's 'Wolf Like Me', says moving every year as a child led her to embrace her comedic side — and an acting career

<p>Julia Johnson</p> Isla Fisher in 2023

Julia Johnson

Isla Fisher in 2023

Isla Fisher is no stranger to being the new girl in town.

As a child, she says she wound up moving constantly, thanks to her father's job as a banker for the United Nations.

"I sort of have a complicated cultural origin," the actress, who is now starring in season 2 of Peacock's Wolf Like Me, tells PEOPLE. "I was born in Oman in the Middle East, and then raised in Scotland, and I immigrated to Australia by way of Cambridge in the U.K. Basically, I went to a new school every year."

Fisher credits the upheaval with becoming a performer. "Because I had to learn to make new friends quickly, the thing that I leaned on was humor and storytelling, so it was a natural fit to want to tell stories as an actor," she explains.

Her best tip for fitting into a new environment? "I definitely feel like letting your inner idiot out are the best tips for making new friends," she says. "You make people laugh and they're nice to you. It's pretty pretty basic."

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Fisher, who is married to actor Sacha Baron Cohen, with whom she has three kids, says that despite her international upbringing, she considers Australia home — which is why she was so happy to shoot Wolf Like Me there.

"There's nothing better than getting to go home to Oz to work," she says. In fact, she brought the whole family along.

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty </p> Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen in 2024

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Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen in 2024

"It was a dream job," she says of the show, which also stars Josh Gad.

In the series, Fisher plays a woman starting a relationship with a single dad played by Gad. But there's a twist — she's also a werewolf.

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<p>Narelle Portanier/Peacock</p> Isla Fisher and Josh Gad in season 2 of 'Wolf Like Me'

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Isla Fisher and Josh Gad in season 2 of 'Wolf Like Me'

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"Josh and I have the same sense of humor and speak the same language," she says. "It just really works. Season two is really special." And she adds that it was amazing to have her family by her side. "I got to show my kids all the things I enjoyed when I was a kid in Australia," she says.

Fisher adds: "I just love [acting.] It's enabled me to parent, for my kids to travel, and really have a dream life."

Wolf Like Me is streaming in full on Peacock.

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