The comedian revealed that he broke tradition and character while filming the upcoming sequel to the Borat movie.
Sacha Baron Cohen filmed the movie, officially titled, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, like the first film, in complete secrecy fully immersed in the character.
According to multiple reports, Baron Cohen tipped off late Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans, who appears in the film. Per Deadline, “Out of respect, [Cohen] had someone tell Evans and [her] friend who shares the scene with her that Baron Cohen was himself Jewish and playing an ignorant character as a means of Holocaust education.”
Staying in character was in general really hard for Baron Cohen this time around.
“The hardest thing I had to do was, I lived in character for five days in this lockdown house. I was waking up, having breakfast, lunch, dinner, going to sleep as Borat when I lived in a house with these two conspiracy theorists. You can’t have a moment out of character,” Baron Cohen said in an interview with The New York Times.
Borat 2 will begin streaming October 23 on Amazon Prime.