Sacha Baron Cohen revealed that he risked his life while filming Borat 2, during a very dangerous scene … and this is no joke.
You might think an actor and comedian like Sacha Baron Cohen turning Borat 2 isn’t as frontline as a Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible. Well, you’re wrong: the actor revealed in Time Magazine that he had risked his life on the set of Borat 2, mainly because, if you have seen the first chapter of the American adventures of the most indecent Kazakh journalist never existed, these productions have no “set”. The format is in fact that of mockumentary, and most of the sequences record astonished reactions to Cohen’s zany, satirical and provocative raptures. But when in Borat 2, from 23 October streaming on Amazon Prime Video, our antihero has infiltrated a rally of the American far right, the stakes have become very concrete. And outside the frame there was little to laugh …
I introduced myself as right-wing singer in a meeting for the right to arms, in Washington State. When the organizers finally threw themselves onto the stage, I ran away in a vehicle parked nearby. […] The crowd, however, began to beat the car with their fists. […] Under the suit I had a bulletproof vest, but it felt inappropriate to me with some people out there brandishing semi-automatic weapons. At some point someone has torn off the door to drag myself out, I used all the strength I had to pull the door towards me, until the car was able to free itself.
A body sacrifice in the name of satire that in Borat 2 he spares no embarrassments and low blows, a trademark of Sacha Baron Cohen. Sacha adopts the slogan of Abbie Hoffman, the activist who plays in The Chicago Trial 7 (from October 16 on Netflix): “The tastiest burger is made from the sacred cow“Desecrating is the watchword, to encourage reflection.