Borat is hanging up his iconic grey swimsuit for good.
On Sunday, Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, instructed “Golden Globes” viewers that final 12 months’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” the lengthy anticipated follow-up to 2006’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Profit Superb Nation of Kazakhstan,” can be his final with the beloved character.
“The grey swimsuit is locked up and never popping out once more,” Cohen stated throughout a question-and-answer session in the course of the digital awards ceremony, which noticed three nominations — and two wins — for the “Borat” sequel.
The British satirist took the award for greatest actor in a musical or comedy movie for his last flip because the bumbling Kazakh broadcaster. The movie itself additionally received a Golden Globe for the very best musical or comedy film class. Co-star Maria Bakalova, who performed Borat’s teenage daughter — and foil to Rudy Giuliani — Tutar, was additionally nominated for Finest Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
“This was in all probability essentially the most harmful venture I needed to work on,” stated Baron Cohen, who beforehand revealed that he wore a bulletproof vest whereas filming — which got here in useful after Borat crashed a Second Modification rights rally in Washington State, prompting a riot of offended gun-toters.
“We felt that the dangers have been value taking,” he defined. “I used to be simply very apprehensive about Trump and Trumpism and the election and our democracy was in danger.”
“There have been conditions I might by no means return to do once more. The grey swimsuit is locked up and never popping out once more,” the filmmaker stated.
Regardless of threats on his life, Baron Cohen, 49, is happy with what he suggests was an important work of political parody.
“Had Trump received on Nov. 3, and I hadn’t been in a position to make this film, I wouldn’t be capable to reside with myself,” he concluded.