Sasha Baron Cohen said he wore a 56-inch thick suit in disguise of Donald Trump, which he used to sneak into Mike Pence’s speech at a CPAC rally earlier this year while filming a scene in a new sequel to Borat.
Cohen said that one of the problems that caused the shooting of the stunt in the west was, “How can I get in and how can I get out?”
He told the New York Times that security guards were on hand to “check that all bodies were passing.”
“Keep in mind that I spent five hours in makeup that morning when the prosthesis team changed their face to Trump’s,” Cohen said. ‘This thick suit is huge. It̵7;s a 56-inch thick suit to turn my waist into Trump, because we figured it was the most realistic. “
Sasha Baron Cohen (dressed as Trump) filmed the stage during Mike Pence’s performance for his upcoming film “Borat” at the CPAC rally in Maryland in February
Cohen (dressed as Trump) said he was wearing a 56-inch thick suit and dentures, and was worried about leaving and leaving the west for safety.
A scene from the sequel to “Borat” shows Cohen (in a Trump suit, in the center) walking through the shoulder with the actress
Another shot from the film shows Cohen (as Borat) assembling his Trump costume
Once, when the metal security guard detector started sounding, Cohen was forced to report that it was a defibrillator that triggered the device.
Apparently, this was a compelling excuse, because Cohen could then hide in the bathroom, listening to conservative men go to the bathroom for five hours until I burst into the room. We were surrounded by special services, police and internal security, – he said.
Although Cohen did not disclose details of what happened after he “broke into the room”, photographers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on February 27 recorded the trick.
Information reports then quoted local police as saying that Trump’s impersonation interrupted Pence’s speech about 10 minutes after it began, and that the man was then escorted out of the room. No charges were brought against him.
Cohen first began using his celebrity status to speak on political topics for the first time, as “democracy is in danger this year.”
In the photos from the event, Cohen – on Trump’s face – can be seen gesturing with a woman without shoes in torn stockings slung over one shoulder.
The New York Times revealed that the woman was an actress who plays the daughter of the character Korat Borat. It was to be a gift from the homeland of journalist Borat for “Deputy Prime Minister” Mike Pence.
In the recently released trailer for the film, you can see Cohen running through the crowded lobby of the rally with the actress on his shoulders, and then, standing in the audience, shouting, “Michael Penn, I brought a girl for you!” gesturing to his “daughter”.
Cohen told the New York Times that it was critical for him that the film, called Borat, be the next film: Bribery Bribes to the American Regime for Benefit, when the glorious nation of Kazakhstan came out before the 2020 presidential election.
It was necessary, he said, because “we wanted it to be a reminder to women who they vote for – or who they don’t vote for. If you’re a woman and you don’t vote against this guy, know what you’re doing for your sex ‘.
Looking for a home for the film, he said the streaming services he posted were concerned about the political content presented in the film and the idea of going to the polls.
Amazon Video has finally purchased the film and it will premiere on October 23.
Cohen, an English comedian who lives in Los Angeles with actress Isla Fisher’s wife and their children, said he had seen how American society had changed since he made the original film about Borat 15 years ago.
“In 2005, you needed a character like Borat, who was a misogynist, a racist, an anti-Semite, to force people to reveal their inner prejudices,” Cohen told the New York Times. “ These internal prejudices are obvious. Racists are proud to be racists’.
When the president is “an open racist, an open fascist,” Cohen said, “it allows another society to change its dialogue.”
Despite the observation, Cohen, an observant Jew, said Borat’s continuation was “not to expose racism and anti-Semitism.”
Cohen (just like Ali Ji) said he had an “old aversion” to Trump, which prompted him to interview him during the 2003 episode (pictured) of the Da Ali G Show on HBO
Cohen, who lives with his wife Isla Fisher (pictured together) in Los Angeles, said he has seen changes in American society since he made his first film about Borat in 2005.
Instead, he said, “The goal is to make people laugh, but we are finding a dangerous transition to authoritarianism.”
Cohen said he felt a “long-standing dislike” for Trump, which was before Ali G’s performance on the show with Trump in 2003.
In this clip of the HBO series, Cohen – like his Ali G alter ego – threw a glove on the then businessman Trump for eating ice cream, which will not allow his hands to stick. During the speech, Trump leaves the room.
After the incident, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said that Trump told her that he believed that Cohen – like Ali G – was seriously backward. It was a complete deceptive job. But my daughter Ivanka saw it and thought it was very cool. “
Cohen said the reason he wanted to interview Trump as Ali Ji was that “obviously I realized I had long disliked the president.”
As for Trump, Cohen said, “His brilliance was to use the same term used against him as ‘fake news,’ and to use it against every journalist who had journalistic integrity.”
The comedian also wondered what would happen if Trump were re-elected – would America become a democracy just by a name similar to Turkish or Russian?
Although Cohen and Trump don’t seem to have crossed paths since the 2003 filming, Trump had a lot to say about Cohen after the premiere of Dictator, which featured a gag in which Cohen poured flour – North Korean Kim Chon Il’s ashes – on Ryan. Secresta at the 2012 Oscars.
In his YouTube and Twitter videos, Trump said that the Seacrest security guard had to “beat” and “beat” Cohen in the face so many times that he would not have known what had happened. “
He also said Cohen had to be hospitalized because of the incident.
Trump’s tirade apparently reminded Cohen of what his father said about Trump when he ran for president in 2016.
“I remember my late father watching Trump in the 2016 campaign. I said, ‘What do you think of him?’ “He said, ‘Two things.’ He is extremely entertaining. Much more interesting than Hillary. Secondly, he is a fascist, “Cohen recalled.
“My father was born in 1932. He saw Nazis in the streets, Mosley’s black shirts beating Jews. And he knew what fascism was. ‘
Although Cohen has long been known as a celebrity who refused to be a politician, that changed after a white Suprematist rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a protester was killed.
Following the rally, Cohen said he had contacted the director of the League Against Defamation, who then persuaded him to deliver a speech at the 2019 ADL summit, “Never Now.”
Cohen, who is now part of the “Stop Hatred for Profit” campaign, said the performance at the event was “completely out of my comfort zone”, adding that he “always used my fame with caution to promote any political views”.
“It was the first time I had ever delivered an important speech in my own voice, but it seemed to me that I would have to sound the alarm and say that democracy was in danger this year,” Cohen told the New York Times about his decision to deliver the speech.
I felt, even if it would ruin my career, and people were going to come at me and say, “Just shut up, the last thing we need is another celebrity telling us what to do” – I’m completely I understand the people who do it – I felt I needed to do it to live with myself. ”