Sacha Baron Cohen says he needed to make Borat 2 to stop Donald Trump
"If he had won on November 3rd, and I hadn't made the movie, I would not have been able to live with myself."
Sacha Baron Cohen has said he had to make Borat 2 to do his part in stopping Donald Trump being re-elected.
At Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards, Baron Cohen picked up two wins for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for himself, and also Best Musical or Comedy for the movie itself.
During his second acceptance speech, the actor explained why he felt he had to resurrect Borat in the run up to the 2020 US election.
"I made this movie because of Donald Trump, because I felt democracy was really in danger," Baron Cohen said.
"I felt that the underbelly that I had exposed in Borat 1 of antisemitism, hatred and misogyny had become overt. Racists were out and proud. We had one who was the president."
"And he was spreading these conspiracy theories and hate and lies."
"It was really helped by social media as well, and I felt the only thing I could do was pull out the grey suit and do Borat again."
"So we had an incredible team of people, we felt we had to get it out before the election, as me ringing the bell, saying this is the danger of re-electing him."
"And if he had won on November 3rd, and I hadn't made the movie, I would not have been able to live with myself."
Sacha Baron Cohen says he had to make #Borat2 to beat Donald Trump: "It was me ringing the bell, saying 'This is the danger of re-electing him.' If he won on November third and I hadn't made the movie, I wouldn't have been able to live with myself." https://t.co/PWgBBMy8Jc pic.twitter.com/MCc7j7xlLu
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