From Borat to Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s tendency to pair guerrilla-style filmmaking with his controversial comedic characters used to get him into trouble early on in his career … which only kept his relationship with Isla Fisher all the more interesting. Rather than discussing mundane household chores, their topics of conversation typically moved into a much more surreal realm. “Instead of ‘Hey, Honey, did you pick up the dry cleaning?,’ it was ‘Did you get beaten up? Are you getting sued? Is there a warrant out for your arrest?'” Fisher told Details magazine in 2007 .
Legal risks aside, Cohen’s zany projects would sometimes even lead to him getting hurt. “Once, Sacha came back from work while he was shooting Brüno and he had red welts and blood all over his back, and his thumb was broken,” his wife recalled to Square Mile in 2016, adding, “When I asked him what had happened, he just said it was a ‘workplace injury.'” For a long time, this line of questioning remained the married pair’s version of normal. “Luckily when he started to make fictional films like The Dictator, we didn’t have to have those kinds of conversations,” Fisher continued. “Because there were no legal implications.”