Sacha Baron Cohen says he won't return as Borat: He's locked away in cupboardPTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 08-01-2021 10:06 IST | Created: 08-01-2021 10:06 IST
Cohen first portrayed Borat Sagdiyev, a gangly, gray-suited journalist working for Kazakhstan's state-run TV network, in the 2006 movie ''Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan''.
He recently came out with its sequel ''Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'', which was released on streamer Amazon Prime Video ahead of the US presidential election in November.
''I felt democracy was in peril, I felt people’s lives were in peril and I felt compelled to finish the movie. The movie was originally about the danger of Trump and Trumpism.
''What coronavirus demonstrated was that there’s a lethal effect to his spreading of lies and conspiracy theories. I don’t want to egotistically imply that people would watch Borat and not vote for Trump, but that was the aim,'' Cohen said.
''I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don’t really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard,'' the actor said.
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