Isla Fisher Threatened to Never Speak to Sacha Baron Cohen Again Over This Borat Joke

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live, Isla Fisher revealed how a certain Borat joke led to a debate with husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

By Mona Thomas Dec 10, 2020 2:13 PMTags
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During the Wednesday, Dec. 9 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Isla Fisher gave viewers a small window into what it's like being married to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who created the chaotic, mischievous Borat character

During the interview, the Confessions of a Shopaholic star explained why she once threatened to never speak to her husband ever again over a joke in his latest film, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. 

"I like to be involved. I watch all the cuts of his movies. I mean, I'm sure my husband will tell you I get a little too opinionated," the 44-year-old actress explained. "There's actually a joke in this latest Borat one, in the debutante ball scene. I found it so funny, it's my favorite joke. I was so attached to it. It was in the final cut, it was in all the cuts. And then finally when it comes to the last minute edit, he takes it out!"

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Isla, who's been married to Sacha since 2010, continued, "And I was like, ‘Babe, you know, you gotta put this joke back in! This is so funny, it's my favorite joke.' And he's like explaining to me that for the pathos, that it's really important that there's not a joke in this moment and he didn't feel the joke was that original. And I'm, like, getting more and more head up."

The star laughed as she explained that she was so passionate about the joke that eventually she shouted, "I won't be able to speak to you again unless you put this joke back in!" Isla then noted that while he did end up cutting it out, they're "still married."

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