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‘Why is this election different to all others?’ jokes Baron Cohen

‘You’re voting again?!’ says Jewish star as Israel heads to polls. ‘It’s like Passover,’ the actor teases in interview with Israeli outlet after Golden Globes wins

Sacha Baron Cohen speaks after the Golden Globe Awards, March 1, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)
Sacha Baron Cohen speaks after the Golden Globe Awards, March 1, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)

Following his double win at the prestigious Golden Globes award show on Sunday, Sacha Baron Cohen was asked by an Israeli television outlet if he knew Israel is headed for another election.

“You’re voting again?! Enough already!” Baron Cohen exclaimed.

Channel 13 news asked Baron Cohen why it was important for him to get his latest “Borat” movie out before the US elections last year, and what he thinks about Israel heading into its 4th election in two years.

“It’s like Passover: Why is this election different to all others?” he joked.

Baron Cohen explained that the timing of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was to expose the “conspiracy theories and lies” US president Donald Trump was spreading in the months leading up to the election.

“I made this movie because of Donald Trump, because I felt democracy was really in danger,” Baron Cohen said.

On Sunday, Baron Cohen’s portrayal of the journalist Borat earned two Golden Globes — for best comedy movie and best comedy movie actor.

Israel is preparing to hold elections on March 23.

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