Cohen: 'Bruno' Interviewed a Real Terrorist

Comedian appears as himself for once to discuss film
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 9:16 AM CDT

Sacha Baron Cohen made a rare appearance as himself last night on the Late Show, telling David Letterman about Bruno’s interview with a real terrorist, the Huffington Post reports. “When we were making this film, we thought, what could people see that they’ve never seen before on film?” Cohen said. “And we thought one thing would be a comedian interviewing a terrorist.”

He quickly discovered that “it’s not that easy to find an actual terrorist. In fact, your government has been looking for one for about 9 years,” he said. “There’s no Craigslist in Beirut, for example.” He eventually set up a meeting at a secret West Bank location with a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Will the terrorist eventually see the film, Letterman wondered? “I pray to God not,” Cohen said. (More Sacha Baron Cohen stories.)

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