Meet Rebecca Bloomwood, Shopaholic (aka Isla Fisher)

For lovers of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic books (there’s 5 in total), the movie version of the first book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, has begun filming in New York.

The storyline has changed a little, with 32 year old actress Isla Fisher playing 23 year old Rebecca Bloomwood, a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support her shopping addiction. And like the novel, she meets and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

“I loved the books. I’m such a Sophie Kinsella fan. She’s such a talented writer, and it taps into the consumer collective conscience,” Fisher says. “I’ve done a lot of research – a lot of shopping. My favorite thing to shop for would be bags. I don’t have that many. I believe in recycling – you pass the bags on.”

Costume design will be headed up by none other than Patricia Field (what fashion movie/tv show set in New York does not feature Pat?) while cutie, Hugh Dancy is signed on to co-star – could he play Luke?

In other Shopaholic tidbits, reports that the movie script shamelessly plugs brands like: J. Crew, Marc Jacobs, Sigerson Morrison, Miu Miu, H&M, DKNY, Gap, Banana Republic, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni, Zara, and Coach in the first three pages.

The movie has a tentative release date of October 2008.

P.S. Did you know that Kate Hudson was originally set to play Becky Bloomwood – not long after she played Andie Anderson in How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I wonder what happened there…


  • Karen Halls says:

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    Karen Halls

  • Chris K says:

    Wow she’s just beautiful! Australian women are just taller fitter and more beautiful, aren’t they?

  • abbie s says:

    i love the books, and am in the middle of the last one. i’d deffo see the film, CAN’T WAIT!!!

  • Becky says:

    I have read all the 5 series of kinsella’s collection. The stories are wonderful and im addicted to read more and more of her books. Please add more of the sequal

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