Sacha Baron Cohen stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote his upcoming film, Bruno, and his appearance was full of surprises. For one, he came as himself — not as his outrageously gay alter ego. Then he regaled Dave with the story of his quest to find and interview a real terrorist for the film. “It’s not that easy to find an actual terrorist. In fact, your government has been looking for one for about nine years,” he joked. Watch:
Honestly, I’ll never know whether to believe Baron Cohen, but that hardly matters, I suppose. After some quick research, however, I do have to correct him about one point: There is, in fact, a Beirut Craigslist, so maybe locating a terrorist isn’t as difficult as you might think.
Were you anticipating him to appear as “Brüno,” PopWatchers? Do you have any difficulty believing his terrorist story, and are you interested in a sublet in Hamra?