- The director of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” told The Daily Beast that sneaking Bulgaria actress Maria Bakalova, who played the character “Tutar,” into the White House proved surprisingly easy with the unwitting help of the right-wing One American News outlet and its correspondent Chanel Rion.
- “We did a lot of shooting, so the OAN stuff was something where we were saying, let’s see if we can get Tutar in the White House — let’s just try it,” said director Jason Woliner. “OAN was extremely easy to hoodwink,” he added. “They’re not a real news organization, they’re a propaganda organization, and so we got her into the White House with Chanel Rion.
- “Yeah, it is crazy,” he said. “When you put it like that, it’s pretty amazing we were able to get Borat’s daughter in the White House, in the press briefing room during a pandemic. We gave her a COVID test, and then a week later, I think it was a week after she was there, there was that first massive Rose Garden party outbreak, where everyone on staff caught COVID and just showed how insane the situation is there in terms of safety.”
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