Sacha Baron Cohen says Borat 2's major Donald Trump stunt almost didn't happen

Susannah Alexander
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From Digital Spy

Sacha Baron Cohen's surprise Borat sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is even more ambitious than the controversial original movie in 2006.

But the actor has revealed that one major stunt for the second movie, which reacquaints us with his infamous Kazakh TV journalist character Borat Sagdiyev, was very nearly foiled by a security check.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (November 2), the actor revealed that the scenes in which he attends the Conservative Political Action Conference undercover, disguised as President Donald Trump, were very tricky to pull off.

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Having donned a fat suit and numerous prosthetics to make himself look like Trump, the actor then had to try to keep a low profile as he passed through security to get into the conference.

But the plan almost unravelled when a security officer scanning Cohen heard his wand beep when it reached his chest.

"I was terrified, obviously, the moment they touch my body – it's a fat suit," Cohen said (via The Hollywood Reporter). "So I wouldn't have been allowed in."

Cohen pretended that the wand had been set off by a pacemaker but when it beeped again lower down his abdomen, the security officer actually managed to think of an explanation for him.

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"He said, 'Well, what's that?'" Cohen continued. "And I didn't know what to say, and he said, 'Well, hold on, it's the wire to the pacemaker, yeah?' And I go, 'Yeah, yeah, of course.' And he let me in."

The actor joked that he then spent "five hours hiding in the men's bathroom" at the conference while in disguise.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm sees Cohen once again interacting with unsuspecting real people as his Borat character, as Borat travels to the US to offer his daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova) as a gift to US Vice President Mike Pence in an attempt to bring pride to his country.

Along the way he meets some conspiracy theorists, attendants at a debutante ball and, in one of the movie's most talked about scenes, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

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