Maria Bakalova revealed how she efficiently pretended to be a journalist for her ‘intense’ interview with Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, within the ‘Borat’ sequel.
It was some of the controversial scenes in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Maria Bakalova, posing as a journalist, sat down for an interview with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani that resulted in chaos. In a actual interview that got here out almost three months after Borat‘s sequel movie was launched, the 24-year-old actress revealed how she was capable of full the awkward scene — even after Donald Trump‘s lawyer known as the police.
“I knew who he was. I was afraid because Rudy is a lawyer, and he is the president’s lawyer,” Maria, who played Borat’s daughter within the sequel movie, instructed The Los Angeles Times for an interview printed on Jan. 4. She continued, “I am not an American and don’t know about American politics. But I knew that as an actor, it was my duty to do this scene to save the movie.”
It additionally helped that Maria’s on-screen dad, Borat — AKA Sacha Baron Cohen — was additionally posing as a cameraman throughout Maria and Rudy’s interview. “I also knew that I wasn’t alone in the room because Sacha was hiding there,” Maria added. “I knew that if something happened, I could make my exit. But to be honest, my heart was definitely racing because it was an intense situation. The movie has been out for a few months, and everyone can see it and decide for themselves what to accept and believe.”
It wasn’t too exhausting for Maria to pretend to be a journalist, or Borat’s 15-year-old daughter from Kazakhstan, relying on the scene. The Bulgarian actress admitted that as she was fooling actual individuals along with her character, she believed she was Tutar herself typically.
“I heard Sacha say in an interview that sometimes he was confused about whether he was Borat or himself. The same was true for me. You can call it ‘Method acting!’ Quite often, I felt like I was Tutar. After a while, you think it’s a normal day in your life,” Maria instructed The Los Angeles Times. “You also feel so much adrenaline in your body. The excitement, the crazy rush, it’s like you are hypnotized. About half an hour later, you begin to realize what you were doing, and think to yourself, ‘Wow, that was very scary!’”
A photograph of Maria Bakalova and Sacha Baron Cohen operating away after the tense scene with Rudy Giuliani in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. (Courtesy of Instagram/@mariabakalovaofficial)
Maria’s scene with Rudy triggered a serious stir after the Borat sequel was launched on Amazon Prime Video in Oct. 2020. After Maria and Rudy’s interview, they headed right into a room and Rudy sat on a mattress, the place he was pictured along with his arms in his pants. Borat then barged into the room in lingerie, main Rudy to name the police — and later, a heated exchange between Trump and Sacha after the film’s launch.
Rudy, who was not conscious that Maria and Sacha had been actors and thought Maria was a authentic grownup journalist, later insisted that his hand was not in his pants for inappropriate causes. “I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Rudy mentioned in an interview on Oct. 21. “And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”