Sacha Baron Cohen wants to put an end to his character Borat after two films. Now that Donald Trump will soon no longer be president of the US, there is no longer a need to make a sequel, according to the actor, he tells Wednesday in conversation with Variety.
“I brought him back to life because of Trump,” says the 49-year-old actor. “There was a good reason to make this film and I now see no reason to do it again. So I kept it safe in a cupboard.”
The recordings of Borat Subsequent Movie Film, which was recorded in secret, were initially shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Baron Cohen, however, insisted on a resumption, because he considered the film extra important because of Trump’s rule during the corona crisis.
“The message we want to convey with the film was therefore more relevant than ever. I had a strong feeling that our democracy and our lives were in danger and had to finish the film,” says the actor and comedian.
“The aim in the second film was to denounce Trump’s danger. The arrival of the coronavirus showed that the spread of his lies and conspiracy theories has a deadly effect.”
The coronavirus has gotten a prominent role in Borat Subsequent Movie Film, which appeared last October. In the film, Baron Cohen travels through the United States disguised as the Kazakh reporter Borat. He has, among other things, an interview with Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani, which takes uncomfortable forms.