Sacha Baron Cohen says he doesn't "see the purpose" of Borat 3

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

From Digital Spy

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm might have had a mixed reception in regards to whether it was better or worse than the first movie, but there's no doubting it made a big impact, with American politician Rudy Giuliani probably going to be asked about that moment for the rest of his life.

Sacha Baron Cohen left it over a decade between films, so you might think that he would wait a similar length before making a third entry, but at the moment at least, he's pretty set on retiring the character for good.

In a lengthy interview with Variety, the actor and comedian explained that it was the bizarre political climate that encouraged him to reprise the character and there are currently no plans for a Borat 3.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video
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"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," he said.

"So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard."

To be fair, the second film ended in a way that would make it difficult for a third entry to make narrative sense, but, then again, you never know.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video
Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

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While he may well change his mind, Sacha did admit to finding the filming of the second movie difficult to the point where he actually considered giving up.

"There were moments in making this movie where I thought, 'why the hell am I doing this? This is illogical'. You think, 'am I mad? Have I got something deeply wrong with me?'"

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is available now on Amazon Prime Video.

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