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Sacha Baron Cohen made Borat 2 to show the ‘dangers’ of voting Donald Trump in for a second term

‘I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point’: Sacha Baron Cohen reveals he made Borat 2 to show the ‘dangers’ of voting Donald Trump in for a second term

  •  The actor, 49, admitted he was concerned about Trump’s administration being voted in again and he wanted to do something about it before the election
  • Sacha said: ‘I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character… to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Trump were’
  • He has previously said he was in multiple situations when he feared for his safety while filming like when people at a Trump rally turned on him, forcing him to flee
  • Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, with Kamala Harris serving as his Vice President 

Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed he made Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm to warn US voters of the ‘dangers’ of voting in President Donald Trump for a second term.

The actor, 49, spoke about the mocumentary with The Sun on Saturday, saying he felt democracy was ‘at a very dangerous point’ under Trump’s administration and he wanted to do something about it before the November election.

He explained: ‘The aim of the movie is to deliver a message. That’s the reason why Borat came out when it did.

‘I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point’: Sacha Baron Cohen revealed on Saturday that he made Borat 2 to show the ‘dangers’ of voting Donald Trump in for a second term

‘I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character, my most popular ­character, to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Trump were. I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point.’

‘I suppose with this movie I felt I had to be able to look myself in the mirror on [the day after election day] and say to myself, “I did everything I could to protect a political system that I value — democracy”.’ 

Late last year Sacha  revived the beloved character for this year’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the sequel to 2006’s Borat.

He plays a bumbling Kazakh journalist who travels to America to learn more about their culture in the hilarious and at times unbelievable mockumentaries. 

Doing his part: Sacha said of bringing Borat back, 'I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character... to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Trump were'

Doing his part: Sacha said of bringing Borat back, ‘I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character… to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Trump were’

Out of office: Sacha 'I felt I had to be able to look myself in the mirror on [the day after election day] and say to myself, "I did everything I could"' (Trump pictured on New Year's Eve)

Out of office: Sacha ‘I felt I had to be able to look myself in the mirror on [the day after election day] and say to myself, “I did everything I could”‘ (Trump pictured on New Year’s Eve)

And after filming the movie, the outspoken actor admitted there were a few moments where he feared for his safety.

In a post on Instagram in October, Sacha shared a behind-the-scenes video of himself performing at a Trump rally as Borat.

The crowd quickly realised he was mocking them before angrily turning on him, forcing Sacha to flee the stage, before barricading himself in his trailer and speeding away.

‘This was not the easiest movie to make,’ he captioned the terrifying video.

Another clip from the film quickly went viral as it showed an embarrassing moment involving Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.

‘Borat’s’ ‘daughter Tutar’ played by Maria Bakalova was interviewing Giuliani for a segment – one that he assumed was a real interview – in a hotel. 

During that sequence he can be seen lying back on a bed and putting his hand down his pants as ‘Tutar’ adjusted his mic – he says, because he was just fixing his shirt.

‘The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment,’ Giuliani snapped on Twitter.

Dangers: After filming the movie, the outspoken actor (pictured in a Trump mask) admitted there were a few moments where he feared for his safety

Dangers: After filming the movie, the outspoken actor (pictured in a Trump mask) admitted there were a few moments where he feared for his safety

Scary: One scene sees him perform at a Trump rally as Borat, but the crowd quickly realised he was mocking them before angrily turning on him, forcing Sacha to flee the stage

Scary: One scene sees him perform at a Trump rally as Borat, but the crowd quickly realised he was mocking them before angrily turning on him, forcing Sacha to flee the stage

In a recent Variety interview Cohen shared that he was hoping his movie would persuade people to vote against Trump in the 2020 election.

‘I don’t want to egotistically imply that people would watch Borat and not vote for Trump, but that was the aim,’ he dished.

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, with Kamala Harris serving as his Vice President – the first woman to hold the office, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president.

New administration: Joe Biden (pictured on Friday) was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, with Kamala Harris serving as his Vice President

New administration: Joe Biden (pictured on Friday) was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, with Kamala Harris serving as his Vice President

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