Sacha Baron Cohen won’t return as Borat: ‘He’s locked away in cupboard’


Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has mentioned that he won’t be returning to play his fan-favourite position of Borat in future films. Cohen first portrayed Borat Sagdiyev, a gangly, gray-suited journalist working for Kazakhstan’s state-run TV community, in the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

He just lately got here out with its sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which was launched on Amazon Prime Video forward of the US presidential election in November.

During an interview with Variety, Sacha Baron Cohen mentioned he made Borat 2 as a result of he “felt democracy was in peril” on account of Donald Trump’s presidency.

“I felt democracy was in peril, I felt individuals’s lives had been in peril and I felt compelled to complete the film. The film was initially concerning the hazard of Trump and Trumpism.

“What coronavirus demonstrated was that there’s a lethal effect to his spreading of lies and conspiracy theories. I don’t want to egotistically imply that people would watch Borat and not vote for Trump, but that was the aim,” Cohen mentioned.

With Joe Biden set to develop into the following US President after he gained 306 Electoral College votes in opposition to Donald Trump, who solely managed 232, Sacha Baron Cohen mentioned it’s time for him to say goodbye to Borat.

“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,” the actor mentioned.


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