Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday was quite the ride.
The “Borat” actor mocked rock star Bono, actor Tom Cruise, rapper Kanye West, and Donald Trump Jr. in a spoof bit in which he was busted for selling COVID-19 vaccines live on the air.
Baron Cohen’s wife, Isla Fisher, made a wild cameo.
The segment ended with a police raid, a car chase, and a crash — all as Baron Cohen repeatedly condemned “those using power to get ahead.”
Earlier in the interview, Baron-Cohen revealed Kimmel’s inadvertent role in the resurrection of his Kazakh journalist character for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which was released in October. Baron-Cohen won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for the movie.
Baron-Cohen recalled how, after jumping back into the role for a video on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, he suddenly realized it wouldn’t be impossible to play Borat for a sequel to the original film.
He asked people in the writer’s room for another movie he was working on if they thought there was a new “Borat” film “we could get out in time for the election.”
“About 15 minutes later, we had an idea; three days later, we’d set it up at a studio,” he told Kimmel.
“Wow, that is unbelievable,” Kimmel responded.
“So, I thank you, but you’re not going to get a cut,” Baron Cohen jokingly replied.