Sacha Baron Cohen Gives Rare Interview as Himself on ‘Howard Stern’
Over the last few months, Sacha Baron Cohen has been relentless promoting his movie ‘The Dictator,’ which hits theaters next week. But when he does so, he always appears as the General Aladeen character he plays in the movie.
This is par the course for Cohen, who also did all the promotion for ‘Brüno’ as Brüno and caused trouble in character while promoting ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’ In fact, Cohen has only ever done three interviews as himself.
Two of those three discussions have been with Howard Stern. Check out the promo for the latest Stern/Cohen meet-up below. (Some of the discussion is NSFW.)
In the clip, Cohen explains why he allows Stern to interview him out of character.
“I’m a huge fan and I’ve been following your career for 20 years,” said Cohen of Stern. “What you were doing inspired me very early on because I thought, ‘Alright, this is a guy who’s got [expletive for a part of the male anatomy].’ The fact that you didn’t mind breaking the law or upsetting people — I followed that role.”
Stern returned the compliment by saying Cohen is more “fascinating” in person than in character. Does the lovefest continue? It looks like you’re going to have be a subscriber to Stern’s Sirius radio show to find that out.