The New York Post reports:
Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD when “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen — wearing a spangly pink bikini — tried to prank him into a spoof interview.
The former mayor and personal attorney to President Trump went to the Mark Hotel on Tuesday for what he thought was a serious interview about the administration’s response to COVID-19. He said he was offered payment for the interview, and asked that the money be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
A female interviewer began the conversation in a room fitted out with a professional set-up of lights and camera with a few softball questions before, as Giuliani tells us, “This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit.”
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Giuliani says he did not immediately recognize Cohen. “I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me,” he said. Giuliani called the NYPD but Cohen was not apprehended.
The former mayor held no grudges and told Page Six he was a fan of the chameleon-like actor. “I am a fan of some of his movies, Borat in particular, because I’ve been to Kazakhstan,” he said before adopting the Borat accent and adding, “‘She is my sister. She is number four prostitute in all of Kazakhstan.’ That was pretty funny.”
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