Sacha Baron Cohen is done playing his famous role, Borat Sagdiyev.
The 49-year-old actor – who is nominated for a 2021 Golden Globes for his work in Borat Subsequent Movie Film – revealed the reason why he’ll be stepping away from the role and not pursuing a third movie in the franchise.
“It got too dangerous,” he told ET. “There were a couple of times I had to put on a bulletproof vest to go and shoot a scene, and you don’t want to do that too many times in your life. I was pretty lucky to get out this time, so no, I’m not doing it again. I’m going to stay with the scripted stuff.”
He continued, “The night before something like that — that rally — you’re trying to go through everything that can go wrong. In a normal scene like what we’re doing, we’re trying to make sure, ‘How do I make sure my performance is real? Have I done my research? How do I make sure the accent’s perfect?’ In this one you’re going, ‘OK, if a bunch of guys with guns come from that side of the stage, have I got a way to get out? What happens if someone shoots me? What if a bunch of people start shooting me?’”
Find out how Sacha could be very lucky this upcoming weekend at the Golden Globes!