The actress, who met Rudy Giuliani in Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat Subwendant Movemilm” in a compromised-looking position in a hotel bed, finally realized what the experience was like for him.
He said, “I was afraid something would happen. But luckily, we survived, ”24-year-old Bulgarian actress Maria Baklova told the New York Times of a widely analyzed scene where Giuliani was interviewed and played the role of a 15-year-old teenager tutor in Borat’s barn. The arm appears to finish his pants.
Giuliani, 76, called the NYPD in response to a spoof interview.
Baklova, currently based in Los Angeles, said she trusted Baron Cohen to “never put me in a dangerous situation”, but was still “nervous” and her “heart was racing” at the scene of the shooting. in front of.
“But Sacha was like, ‘You should be upset in this situation. So use your nerves. Change them and accept them and they are going to help you with everything,'” she told the Times.
As indeed happens in her scene – and what would have happened if Baron Cohen had not intervened – she repeatedly stressed that she wanted to leave it to the viewer. “I saw everything you saw. If you saw the film, this is our message. We want everyone to see the film and judge for themselves. “Sacha quickly jumped into the room, because she is worried about me. So, if he was late, I don’t know how things would go. But he arrived on time. “
In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Baron Cohen echoed Bucklow’s fears. He said he hid in the closet of the hotel room, where Giuliani and Baklova were filming. Baron Cohen said that outside the room, an ex-police officer was guarding the door to make sure “no one could come in and out, which is actually even more scary.”
As a result of the scene experiencing Giuliani’s downfall, Bacalova feels he deserves it.
“These types of films are showing people’s true colors,” she said. “This is going to show the real character of Rudy. You are responsible for your own decisions. So, no, I don’t mind. “
In an interview with The Times, he also talked about Open Call, a three-day audition he attended to play the role. “The project was so secret, I was like, is this really a project? I was sure it was going to be a human-trafficking situation. “
She also doubted that she would get the role, noting that Eastern Europeans are rarely given “the opportunity to play a strong and complex character, which is not just one thing,” she said.
She actually grew her body hair for the film – “it was like a macro” – and while she feared she would break the character, Baron Cohen taught her a trick, telling her to “cross my fingers , To put pressure on me. ” Fingers, to prevent laughter. “
As the first Borat film: “I never saw it before they gave me a part. But even if I had, I wouldn’t believe it.”