Details About the Making of Bruno Revealed
06.30.09 by REELZ
Want the inside scoop on what went down with Sacha Baron Cohen and his crew during the making of Brüno? Well, Cinema Blend has posted some very detailed accounts from the production notes of the movie, which opens July 10.
Among the movie moments discussed is Cohen's crashing of a European fashion show, a stunt already well-publicized in the trailer.
The producers were euphoric when Baron Cohen (as Brüno in a Velcro suit
covered with clothing) fell onto the runway. The crowd went wild in outrage while the cameras rolled. Just as the team caught the footage they needed, security shut the lights off and dragged Baron Cohen off the stage. Police cuffed the actor and hauled him to jail while his fellow crewmembers chased him down.
Another scene previewed in the trailer is Cohen's standoff with four Alabama hunters.
Once the hunters realized Brüno was gay and believed he was hitting on one of them, they readied their rifles. The production found itself in a standoff in the dark with armed men who were growing increasingly agitated by Baron Cohen’s pranks. The hunters were stewing by the time the team pulled up stakes, and their reactions were soon reaching a boiling point. During one discussion, one of the men actually pulled a weapon on a crewmember and pointed it at him.