Sacha Baron Cohen shares frightening footage of him fleeing gun-rights rally during 'Borat 2' filming
- Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted footage on Tuesday of what happened after he performed the "Wuhan Flu" song in "Borat 2."
- Protesters at the rally stormed the stage, and Baron Cohen had to hide out in an ambulance. At one point an angry protester tried to get in and Baron Cohen had to hold the door shut.
- "This is the first movie where I had to wear a bulletproof vest," Cohen told the "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.
Sacha Baron Cohen has released behind-the-scenes "Borat 2" footage that shows just how dangerous some of his comedic stunts were.
Baron Cohen tweeted a video on Tuesday, writing: "This was not the easiest movie to make."The footage shows the aftermath of the "March for Our Rights" rally scene, in which Borat (Baron Cohen) impersonates the stage act "Country Steve" at the gun-rights meeting.
People realized, however, that Country Steve was a spoof, and some of them stormed the stage.In the new footage, Baron Cohen walks hastily off the stage and enters his escape vehicle, which appears to be an ambulance. While he's hiding in there, he can be seen holding a door shut a door as someone appears to be trying to get in. You can hear Cohen say, "Drive, go, go, go," to someone else.
—Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) October 27, 2020
In a recent op-ed article for Time magazine, Baron Cohen said he was "fortunate to make it out in one piece."Baron Cohen first showed the footage on Monday's episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." After showing the footage, he told Colbert: "This is the first movie where I had to wear a bulletproof vest."He told the late-night host that he had security at the event and when it was realized that Baron Cohen was found out, the team went into action to keep the protesters off the stage.
"One of the guys that stormed the stage went for his pistol — luckily enough there was a very brave guard who leaned in and said, 'It's not worth it, buddy,'" Baron Cohen told Colbert.
"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," which is available now on Amazon Prime, is the sequel to the 2006 hit comedy "Borat," in which Baron Cohen plays a reporter from Kazakhstan who travels to the US in an attempt to understand American culture. Both movies are done in a mockumentary style, and some of those on camera with Baron Cohen are unaware they are in a comedy. In the sequel, Borat returns to America to deliver his daughter to Vice President Mike Pence as a gift from his country.Amazon says the movie has been seen by "tens of millions" of its Prime Video subscribers since it went live Friday.
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