Tuesday, November 14, 2006
House to the Rescue...
Sacha Cohen, leaving from his performance on Saturday Night Live, was "in character" as Borat and said to a man on a Manhattan street: "I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it."
Obviously not getting the joke, the man proceeded to punch the actor in the face repeatedly.
"He was rescued by actor pal Hugh Laurie who had been on his way to a New York bar with Cohen.
Laurie rushed to help and pushed the man away as Cohen struggled to his feet. A pal of Cohen said: “Sacha couldn’t resist playing the fool as Borat, but picked on the wrong person. “I guess this guy thought he was being attacked by someone unstable and lashed out. Sacha is very lucky he didn’t get a much worse beating.”
Laurie, 47, told friends he feared Cohen was going to get badly beaten up. Luckily, 35-year-old Cohen did not receive any lasting scars." (source)
House saving Borat from a pummeling... I can't believe someone didn't film it and get it up on YouTube.