Bruno Out of Character During Letterman Interview
07.08.09 by REELZ
The publicity tour for Bruno has been quite a carnival ride, and will no doubt help load up the eventual DVD with tons of extras. But with the movie opening this Friday, Sacha Baron Cohen has finally done something really unexpected: he appeared, not as Bruno, but as himself on Late Show with David Letterman
All of Cohen's previous interviews had been done strictly in character, recycling an entertaining but limited repertoire of one-liners designed to shock, outrage, and confuse. But for David Letterman, the comedian took off his metaphorical mask and was — or at least appeared to be — the real Sacha Baron Cohen. He was still funny though, recounting his difficulties setting up the first-ever interview between a comedian and an actual terrorist. As you might expect, Cohen says he isn't exactly looking forward to screening his finished product for this particular audience.