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Fresh off filming the Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic roaring 20’s novel, Isla Fisher revealed the quirky way director Baz Lurhmann helped loosen up everyone on set.

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“On my first day [Baz] had Jay-Z pumped up full and we did the entire scene with Jay-Z in our ear on full blast while acting,” Isla told MTV on Friday, adding “It was just so liberating.”

The Now You See Me actress explained that she needed a bit of work getting into character before using the sounds of Jay-Z to stay comfortable in front of the camera.

“We did a play workshop that was three weeks long,” the 36-year-old said, “Before we even started rehearsals we were immersed entirely in [the 1920's].”

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The Great Gatsby, also starring Leonard DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, is set for release in theaters on Dec. 25!

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