Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie might be the last time we ever see Borat after admitting he doesn't really "see the purpose of doing it again."
Read on to find out why...
It's safe to say Borat 2 was one of the best things to come out of 2020...
via: IMDBAlthough now, it looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is planning on packing away that green mankini for good.
Yep, that's right...Cohen has opened up about why he feels it's time to retire the beloved character.
Now, we're confident in saying that there's one thing that we all know Sacha Baron Cohen for...
via: IMDBAnd that's his Kazakhstan-reigning character, Borat.
It all started back in 2006 with the documentary mock-up, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.Cohen dressed up as a local from Kazakhstan and proceeded to fool us folk over here in America into believing people from this country were completely backward.
Borat was supposedly the "sixth most famous man in Kazakhstan"...And while in the States, he repeatedly insulted the people of Central Asia and made countless jokes about their "culture" which, in the movie, involved incest and the constant degrading of women.
But while it was all very funny...
via: IMDBThe people of Kazakhstan didn't see it in this way and they were insulted at Baron Cohen's mockery of their country. This ultimately lead to the actor being banned for life from ever entering the country again.
This didn't stop the movie from being an ultimate success, however...And Borat soon became a household name all around the world.
But since the movie, the world had sadly been Borat free.
via: IMDBSure, he's popped up here and there - but we've had no substantial content from the character.
Well, even though 2020 was a terrible year, it brought us some great Borat news...
via: IMDBBecause a second Borat movie was born!
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm dropped on Amazon Prime on October 23rd.
via: IMDBThe movie revolves around Borat dealing with his newfound fame following the first movie in 2006.
But there's one resounding theme...
via: IMDBAnd that's American politics.
President Trump and his administration was a big topic in the new movie...
via: GettyWithout being aware of it, of course.
For example, the comedian decided to attend a Mike Pence rally...
via: GettyAll while dressed in a fat suit as Donald Trump with a woman thrown over his shoulder. You really can't make this stuff up.
"Michael Penice!" Baron Cohen could be seen shouting through a startled crowd.
via: YouTube"I've brought the girl for you," he continued, as the crowd watched on in shock. Although it was quite hilarious.
And who could forget that compromising scene involving Borat's fictional daughter and former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani!Giuliani completely fell for Cohen's prank and ended up looking not only like a fool but also... very creepy.
All in all, the second movie was everything fans expected it to be...And we simply loved the introduction of Borat's daughter, Tutar, who was played by Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova.
But it looks like all of that fun has come to an end...As we definitely won't be getting another Borat film in the future, according to Sacha Baron Cohen.
And there's an important reason why...
In a new interview with Variety, Cohen explained why.
via: GettyThe forty-nine-year-old said, "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 on his spreading of lies and conspiracy theories."
Despite the popularity of the movie, it's unlikely we'll see the character again.
via: Getty"I don’t want to egotistically imply that people would watch Borat and not vote for Trump, but that was the aim… I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don’t really see the purpose of doing it again. So yeah, he’s locked away in the cupboard."
Cohen had previously vowed "never to make another undercover movie again" after his work on 2009’s Bruno...
via: IMDBWhich left him "fairly traumatized… for around 6 months afterwards whenever I heard a police siren, I would start to get tense because I’d been chased by the police so much."