'Dangerous' disguise movies

Sacha Baron Cohen has ruled out the possibility of reprising his role as Borat for a third film, insisting he's done with "dangerous" disguise movies.

The comedian debuted his Kazakhstani alter-ego in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan in 2006, before releasing the sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm last year (20). However, there won't be another follow-up film in the franchise, as he told Entertainment Tonight that shooting the movies has become "too dangerous".

"For Borat, 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," he explained. 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."

Cohen's Trial of the Chicago 7 co-star Eddie Redmayne then chimed in to ask how he managed to sleep before shooting such a dangerous scene - such as when Borat attended a far-right, anti-lockdown rally - to which the actor replied that he "doesn't".

"The night before something like that - that rally - you're trying to go through everything that can go wrong," he said. "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?'"

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