The actress, who played Borat Tutar’s daughter in the recently released sequel, has given more details about the controversial scene in which she poses as a reporter interviewing Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
“I tried to believe that I was this character, who did everything to save her father,” said Bakalova IndieWire in a new interview. “As Maria, I did everything to save the scene. I was using what I had received as a resource. ”
Now the ambiguous nature of the scene, which sees Giuliani and Bakalova retreating to a hotel room after an interview before Borat burst in, Bakalova said: “I saw what you saw”, but added : “He touched me first.
Regarding the stage preparation, she said, “I was pretty confident that I had to do the stage. I am not american. I’ve only been here a year. But I am an actress and I had a duty.
Next Borat movie released on Amazon Prime Video last month and saw Sacha Baron Cohen reprise his role as the hapless Kazakh journalist back in the United States.
In a three-star review of the film, NME said: “There are still some staggering scenes of impropriety, but they are fewer. It’s odd to say, given the state of perpetual outrage on Twitter, but much of what Borat says in this film won’t sound outrageous.