Sacha Baron Cohen’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday was quite a journey.
The “Borat” star taunted rock star Bono, actor Tom Cruise, rapper Kanye West and Donald Trump Jr. in a parody that saw him arrested selling COVID-19 vaccines live on air.
Baron Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher made a wild cameo.
The segment ended with a police raid, a car chase and an accident, all while Baron Cohen repeatedly condemned “those who use power to get ahead.”
At the beginning of the interview, Baron Cohen revealed Kimmel’s unintentional role in resurrecting his character as a Kazakh journalist for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which premiered in October 2020.
Baron Cohen recalled how, after re-assuming the role for a video on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Before the 2018 midterm elections, he suddenly realized that it would not be impossible to play Borat again.
He asked the writers room of another movie he was working on if there was a new “Borat” movie “could we get out in time for the elections” and “about 15 minutes later we had an idea, three days later we were in a studio” .
“Wow, that’s amazing,” Kimmel responded to the story.
“So thanks, but they won’t cut you,” Baron Cohen jokingly replied.
Check out that part of the interview here:
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