British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has incurred the wrath of a U.S. politician - after tricking the congressman into appearing in his new movie Bruno.
Ron Paul, who was Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election, was left fuming last summer (08) when the funnyman conned him into a seduction scene with his gay fashion journalist character, Bruno.
Texas congressman Paul admits the star lured him into an interview by claiming to be be a financial reporter, and then disrobed in front of the startled politician. He only went public with his outrage this week (beg13Apr09) after seeing himself featured in a trailer for the upcoming film.
Paul tells America's ABC radio, "We were in a studio situation, I wasn't invited into a hotel room. There were lots of lights and blaze and commotion and they said we better get in this back room which had been fixed up as a bedroom. So there was some dishonesty getting me into the interview, I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics. That didn't turn out that way. By the time he (Cohen) started pulling his pants down, I was like 'What on earth is going on here?' and I ran out of the room. This interview had ended. I don't like the way he lies his way into interviews. That to me is fraud."
It is not the first time Cohen has come under fire for his movie antics. The actor and movie bosses were threatened with legal action from disgruntled members of the public who alleged they were manipulated into participating in 2006 hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Bruno is set for release this summer (09). (LR/WNWCDAM/ZN)
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