Sacha Baron Cohen gets sued ‘relentlessly and constantly’ over controversial stunts

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Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed that he is forever on the receiving end of lawsuits for the antics of his controversial characters such as Borat.

The actor and producer, 49, revealed in a chat with Ben Affleck for Variety, that he and his crew have to be ‘very careful’ not to do anything illegal while filming their movies. 

Speaking about the scene in Borat 2 where the fictional Kazakh journalist storms the CPAC conference during Mike Pence’s speech, while dressed in a comedy Donald Trump outfit, Sacha revealed: ‘It reminded me a bit of Argo, actually. 

‘Where the vice president was speaking, that’s the same level of Secret Service as the president. We were limited with how much we could find out. 

‘We’d never break the law. We’re very, very careful in case anyone sues us that we’ve never done anything illegal.’

Admitting he gets sued ‘relentlessly and constantly’, Sacha added: ‘Oh, all the time.

‘Something like that, we know the scene is two minutes long. I’m going to run in with my daughter over my shoulder and try to give her to Mike Pence.’

He revealed that he had been in prosthetics and make up since 1am on the morning of shooting, for his six-hour transformation into Donald Trump. 

Once he arrived at the venue, he had to go through ‘different layers of security, get a fake ID, go through TSA, wand me down’.

He revealed a terrifying moment during the wanding, where it beeped when it registered the microphone he was wearing. 

Thinking on his feet, Sacha managed to convince the TSA agent that it was simply a pacemaker causing the alarm to go off. 

He explained: ‘Over my chest, it goes, “Beep.” And the guy says, “What is that?” And I go, “It’s my pacemaker.” 

‘I’ve got a field producer next to me who’s completely c**pping himself. We’re going to get busted. The moment they touch my belly, they’re going to know that I’m wearing a fat suit.

‘And he goes, “What is that?!” And I didn’t know what to say. I was completely stumped. He goes, “Oh, that’s the wire leading to your pacemaker, right?” I was like, “Obviously.” He goes, “All right, come through.”’

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