More talk with the moviefilm star: In our extended interview with the fearless Kazakh journalist, he talks about his favorite pop singers, surprising folk remedies, and more

By Josh Rottenberg
Updated October 13, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
Borat: Alexandra Lambrinidis

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Are your friends and family treating you differently now that you’re a big Hollywood movie star?
BORAT: They has start to asking me for favours. My mother want a pretty hat, my 12 year old son, Hooeylewis, want eat beef jerky and my 11 year old son, Bilak, want to do a sexytime with Lindsay Lohans. Of course, these has not all be possible, but I am hope soon to find the hat for my mother.

What are the best perks that have come with fame so far?
There has been many perk of be in this moviefilm — example I can now get table at Almaty McDonalds with as little as 2 month notice. The wait time is normal 4 years. Also, along with OJ Simpsons and our glorious leader, Premier Nazarbayev, I was one of judge on hit TV show, ‘Kazakhstan’s Next Top Prostitute’. I give decision for ‘Best Grip of Small Hole’ round. Hi-Five!

What is the first thing you plan to buy once the big checks start coming in?
I am hope very much to make purchase of latest recordings from chocolate face Michael Jackson, ‘Beat It,’ on brand new format, compact cassette.

Which Hollywood star have you met who you were most excited about? Who would you most like to meet?
I recent meet beautiful popular musicstar, Madonna, in Hollywood outside Chinese Theatre. She let me take photograph for 5 US dollar and say that for another ten she would give me mouth party in parking lot across street.

Does anyone else in your family have Hollywood aspirations? Would you consider moving to Los Angeles?
My 12 year old son, Hooeylewis have already start in this showbizness and recent become actor in Kazakh version of ‘Telebubbies’. He good, but still very nervous of camera — especially for sex scenes. I do not know why — he have magnificent chram, circumference 16.4 centimetre and should be proud to show it to the other childrens.

The Kazakh government has shut down your website and threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen for defaming the people of Kazakhstan. What do you say in response?
Firstly I am respectable, professional journalist and I will not be drawn into mudslingings with anyone — especially not a Jew. Second, I would like thank the glorious Premier of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, for recent travel to Washingtons to support me and promote this moviefilm.

Prime Minister Nazarbayev’s daughter came out publicly in your defense. Did you get in touch with her to thank her?
Yes. As sign of respect and gratitude to my Premier’s daughter, I send her gifts of hair comb, detergent with scent and a new mat for her cage.

Do you have a bodyguard to protect you from your enemies?
I am protect by the Kazakh Army, who will not hesitate to use their crossbows if I am attack and also I wear a jar of gypsy tears around my neck for keep out disease and curse.

There is a very graphic nude scene in your movie and a lot of vulgar language. Did you have any trouble getting anything past the American ratings board?
There was no problem in US and A — although Kazakh censor did give this movie their most strict ratings, meaning no one there can look on it if they younger than 3 years old. Kazakh censor was also concern about amount of anti-Semitisms it contain, although eventually they decide there just enough and allow it be release.

NEXT PAGE: Borat on humor in US and A, and his message for George W. Bush

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

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