Sacha Baron Cohen made ‘Borat 2’ to defend US democracy at ‘polling place’

‘Very nice, very nice’: Sacha Baron Cohen says he reprised the role of Borat to help ‘protect’ democracy in the US.

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The 49-year-old comedy star returned to the character to make Borat Subsequent Moviefilm — the sequel to 2006’s Borat — and Sacha says he was motivated to make the film for political reasons.

He explained: “I suppose with this movie I felt I had to be able to look myself in the mirror on [the day after the US election] and say to myself, ‘I did everything I could to protect a political system that I value — democracy.’”

Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘I felt democracy was at a dangerous point’

Sacha released the original Borat movie back in 2006, but he felt it was important to reprise the role of the fictitious Kazakhstani journalist.

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One scene sees him perform at a Trump rally as Borat, but the crowd quickly realised he was mocking them before angrily turning on him, forcing Sacha to flee the stage. Image: Amazon Studios

The London-born star told The Sun newspaper: “The aim of the movie is to deliver a message. That’s the reason why Borat came out when it did.

“I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character, my most popular ­character, to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Donald Trump were. I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point.”

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After filming ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’, the outspoken actor (pictured in a Trump mask) admitted there were a few moments where he feared for his safety. Imagae: Amazon Studios

After releasing the movie, Sacha is now determined to enjoy a well-earned rest.

He said: “There’s nothing up next. It’s been a busy year. Donald Trump is out and I want a break.”

‘That’s a phony guy’ – Trump

Sacha actually interviewed the billionaire businessman earlier in his career, when he was playing the part of Ali G.

And Trump previously slammed the comedy star, describing him as a “creep”.

Trump said: “Years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny.”

Reflecting on the prank interview – which happened more than 15 years ago – Trump added: “To me he was a creep.”

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