Sacha Baron Cohen made ‘Borat 2’ to defend US democracy at ‘polling place’

'Very nice, very nice': Sacha Baron Cohen says he reprised the role of Borat to help 'protect' democracy in the US.

Sacha Baron Cohen made ‘Borat 2’ to defend US democracy at ‘polling place’

The 49-year-old comedy star returned to the character to make Borat Subsequent Moviefilm — the sequel to 2006’s Borat — and Sacha says he was motivated to make the film for political reasons.

He explained: “I suppose with this movie I felt I had to be able to look myself in the mirror on [the day after the US election] and say to myself, ‘I did everything I could to protect a political system that I value — democracy.'”

Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘I felt democracy was at a dangerous point’

Sacha released the original Borat movie back in 2006, but he felt it was important to reprise the role of the fictitious Kazakhstani journalist.

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One scene sees him perform at a Trump rally as Borat, but the crowd quickly realised he was mocking them before angrily turning on him, forcing Sacha to flee the stage. Image: Amazon Studios

The London-born star told The Sun newspaper: “The aim of the movie is to deliver a message. That’s the reason why Borat came out when it did.

“I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character, my most popular ­character, to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Donald Trump were. I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point.”

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After filming ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’, the outspoken actor (pictured in a Trump mask) admitted there were a few moments where he feared for his safety. Imagae: Amazon Studios

After releasing the movie, Sacha is now determined to enjoy a well-earned rest.

He said: “There’s nothing up next. It’s been a busy year. Donald Trump is out and I want a break.”

‘That’s a phony guy’ – Trump

Sacha actually interviewed the billionaire businessman earlier in his career, when he was playing the part of Ali G.

And Trump previously slammed the comedy star, describing him as a “creep”.

Trump said: “Years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny.”

Reflecting on the prank interview – which happened more than 15 years ago – Trump added: “To me he was a creep.”

Source : The South African More