Sacha Baron Cohen escapes a mob in unseen Borat 2 footage

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. (Courtesy of Amazon Studios)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. (Courtesy of Amazon Studios) /

Sacha Baron Cohen gave The Late Show with Stephen Colbert a behind-the-scenes look at Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Sacha Baron Cohen is used to going to extreme lengths for the sake of comedy. For Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm this meant narrowly escaping an angry mob at a gun rally.

Filming the sequel to Borat was no easy task. Cohen and his character became instantly recognizable overnight in 2006 with the release of the original film. That made prospects of a sequel dim until it was discovered that Cohen went ahead and made a movie during the pandemic.

To solve the problem of Borat’s fame, Cohen spends most of the movie in two disguises. He’s dressed as Borat dressed as different characters to conceal the fictional journalist’s identity. It’s something that really only Cohen could think up and then pull off almost flawlessly.

We say almost flawlessly because of the exclusive clip Cohen brought to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In the previously unseen footage, Cohen is discovered while playing Borat dressed as Country Steve, a musician performing at what the actor called a gun rally in Washington.

Watch below as an angry crowd storm the stage and sends Cohen running. The actor provided some more details on the harrowing event:

Sacha Baron Cohen was both lucky and unlucky as Country Steve

There were factors working for and against Sacha Baron Cohen during his trip to Washington state. The combination added to the chaos in a way that would be very fitting of a Borat scene if it wasn’t a life-threatening situation for Cohen.

Cohen was unlucky in that he was unknowingly in the middle of an already tense standoff between opposing groups of demonstrators. Counter-protestors had already been spotted at the rally Borat attended, meaning the crowd was on high alert.

The actor had more bad luck when someone recognized him and word quickly spread that Country Steve wasn’t who he said he was. That set in motion the series of events that led to the stage being rushed and Cohen having to slam a car door shut to keep himself safe.

On the other hand, Cohen was lucky that he had the foresight to hire his own security. That ensured that he had the best protection as possible. He was clearly already aware of the danger given that he admitted to wearing a bulletproof vest.

Cohen was also lucky that someone in the crowd was smart enough to know drawing a gun on the comedian wasn’t worth it. If that man wasn’t there to intervene, things could have quickly gone from bad to worse.

Everyone is talking about the Rudy Giuliani scene and rightfully so. But Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm is full of scenes in which Cohen and co-star Maria Bakalova found themselves in harm’s way all for the sake of comedy. Hopefully, audiences can appreciate what they did and what they achieved with this film.

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Are you surprised by the response Sacha Baron Cohen got when he was discovered? What was your favorite scene from the Borat sequel? Share your thoughts in the comments below.