Isla Fisher tapped into a personal experience while filming the Stan Original Series Wolf Like Me season 2.

Filming the opening scene of the Stan Original Series Wolf Like Me season two was an odd day at work for Isla Fisher.

There she was, standing in a wedding gown, covered in (fake) blood, with a wolf baby bursting through her stomach. 

That really should be strange enough, but add in rain, a large background cast and an intense level of continuity on sprayed red goop however, and you have a real challenge.

But she kind of brought it upon herself.

“I’d actually pitched that scene to Abe as a semi-joke,” Fisher told Mamamia, referring to series creator Abraham Forsythe. “Then he loved it and wrote it in, so I really enjoyed acting in that.”

In Wolf Like Me, Fisher stars alongside Josh Gad as Gary, a single father living with his daughter Emma. She plays Mary, an isolated columnist who moved to Adelaide to escape her baggage. After many chance encounters, Gary and Mary’s relationship blossoms… although, she has some baggage. 

Namely, that she’s a werewolf.

Mary and Gary fall in love and build a life together with Emma, which culminates in season two’s biggest storyline: pregnancy. 

It’s Mary’s deep anxiety about this next phase that leads to the bloody (and rather funny) opener and while Fisher is obviously (or hopefully – she merely laughed at the suggestion, but did not outright deny) not a werewolf, she feels like the story reveals a universal truth.

“Obviously parenting and being pregnant and having a baby is one of the most terrifying things that we as humans do. And there are so many things you have to reckon with and think about and remember from your childhood. Then make all of these kinds of choices, some instinctual, some are counterintuitive,” Fisher explained.