• Sacha Baron Cohen lived like Borat for five consecutive days while filming the sequel
  • Cohen said that it was the "hardest thing" to do while making the film 
  • "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting on Oct. 23

Sacha Baron Cohen recently opened up about the struggles he went through while making the sequel to the 2006 hit movie “Borat,” saying that he had to live in character for almost a week while staying in a lockdown house.

In an interview with The New York Times, the 49-year-old actor revealed that the hardest thing that he had to do while filming the sequel was to remain in character for five consecutive days while living in a house with a couple of conspiracy theorists. Cohen shared that he couldn’t take the chance of leaving the character while living with those people.

“The hardest thing I had to do was, I lived in character for five days in this lockdown house. I was waking up, having breakfast, lunch, dinner, going to sleep as Borat when I lived in a house with these two conspiracy theorists. You can’t have a moment out of character,” the media outlet quoted Cohen, as saying.

The actor also recalled the moment when he barged into a political event where Mike Pence was giving a speech. The “Dictator” star was dressed as Donald Trump and also brought along an actress who played as Trump’s daughter for an act that involved presenting the latter as a gift from Kazakhstan for “Vice Premier” Pence.

Cohen said that he wore a “huge” body-suit and spent “five hours” to have his makeup done to get the right look for the act.

“How do I get in and how do I get out? [Security was there to] check everyone’s bodies going through. Bear in mind, I spent five hours in makeup that morning with the prosthetic team changing my face into Trump’s face. This fat suit is huge,” the actor told the publication.

However, things did not go as planned because one of the security guard’s wand began beeping while checking Cohen. The star got out of the situation by improvising and saying that it was due to his defibrillator.

“Then I ended up hiding in the bathroom, listening to conservative men go to the toilet for five hours until I broke into the room. We were surrounded by Secret Service and police and internal security,” Cohen said.

The sequel, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” was secretly shot amid the pandemic and will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting on Oct. 23.

On the other hand, Cohen is currently enjoying the success of his latest movie “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The actor portrays the character of Abbie Hoffman in the film that was based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more.

Cohen is also considered to be a frontrunner for an Oscar nod for his impeccable acting in the movie.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” currently holds a score of 94% on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Sacha Baron Cohen, pictured in July 2019, launched a searing broadside against social media giant Facebook
Sacha Baron Cohen, pictured in July 2019, launched a searing broadside against social media giant Facebook AFP / Lisa O'CONNOR