The comedian has revealed new details about his upcoming Borat sequel.
In an interview with The New York Times, Sacha Baron Cohen divulged important plot points within Borat 2. The film, officially titled, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, like its predecessor, was filmed in secret with Baron Cohen interacting with real, unsuspecting people while fully immersed in the character.
“The hardest thing I had to do was, I lived in character for five days in this lockdown house,” Baron Cohen told the New York Times. “I was waking up, having breakfast, lunch, dinner, going to sleep as Borat when I lived in a house with these two conspiracy theorists. You can’t have a moment out of character.”
But Baron Cohen did break tradition by revealing his identity to late Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans, who appears in the film.
“Out of respect, [Cohen] had someone tell Evans and [her] friend who shares the scene with her that Baron Cohen was himself Jewish and playing an ignorant character as a means of Holocaust education.”
Borat 2 is set to begin streaming October 23 on Amazon Prime.