In recent movie news, Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as the star of movies such as Bruno and Borat, details how he was able to sneak into the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year to disrupt a speech made by Vice President Mike Pence.
Cohen was dressed as Donald Trump.
We can expect tons of new antics from the new Borat sequel, entitled Borat Subsequent Movie Film, though this particular stunt may just take the cake. As seen in the trailer for the new movie, Cohen sparks outrage in the crowd holding a woman over his shoulders as Pence continues through his speech.
The question, as with most of Cohen’s stunts, is “how in the world were you able to get to this point?”
Cohen spoke recently with the New York Times about how many difficulties he had to endure to get into the conference. He said her first began thinking about the process of getting in and out, considering the fact that security would be thoroughly checking everyone’s bodies as they came through.
He noted that he had “spent five hours in makeup that morning with the prosthetic team changing my face into Trump’s face.”
Cohen continued on saying, “It’s a 56-inch fat suit to turn my waist into Trump’s because we had estimated that was the most realistic.”
He said that he first ran into trouble when he set off a beeper on the way in. Quick to think and well-versed in the art of improv, he claimed the beeper was set off by a defibrillator.
“Then I ended up hiding in the bathroom, listening to conservative men go to the toilet for five hours until I broke into the room. We were surrounded by Secret Service and police and internal security.”
After speaking of other dangerous situations throughout the making of the film, he spoke about how lucky he was to “make it out in one piece” after crashing a gun-rights rally.
While the film might be a comedy at heart, Cohen takes his disgust for Trump very seriously. In his recent New York Times interview, Cohen called Trump an “overt racist.” He says that his behavior emboldens others to reveal their “inner prejudices.”
Cohen compares the making of this film to the making of the original Borat film back in 2005, an incredible 15 years ago.
“In 2005, you needed a character like Borat who was misogynist, racist, anti-Semitic to get people to reveal their inner prejudices. Now those inner prejudices are overt. Racists are proud of being racists.”
Cohen referred to Trump as an “overt racist and an overt fascist” who provides the rest of American society with a platform on which to change their dialogue.
The new Borat film is scheduled for release on October 23 through Amazon Studios. The first trailer was released on October 1, 2020, confirming the variety of pranks that were shot for the film. Cohen has teamed up with Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok to make in-character content and comment on American politics as promo for the film