After recently watching the pandemic-based sequel to Borat, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping for more, but Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed he’s unlikely to play Borat again…
The actor explained how Borat came back out of the woodwork to fulfil a purpose that he doubts he’ll be able to find again for another instalment, ‘I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don’t really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard’.
He went on to explain that he promised himself he would never make another undercover movie, ‘whenever I heard a police siren, I would start to get tense, because I’d been chased by the police so much. I vowed never to make another undercover movie again’.
However, he shared that he felt the sequel was relevant and that he ‘felt compelled to finish the movie’. He went on, ‘The movie was originally about the danger of Trump and Trumpism. What coronavirus demonstrated was that there’s a lethal effect to his spreading of lies and conspiracy theories’.
Boran Cohen also opened up about Maria Bakalova, who impeccably played Borat’s daughter, ‘She is hilarious, she is one of the most courageous actors in history, if she doesn’t get nominated for an Oscar then that’s a travesty.’
Speaking on Instagram, Bakalova said she was ‘overwhelmed’ by his words, saying that he really is like a father to her.