Isla Fisher Threatened To 'Never Talk To Sacha Baron Cohen Again' Over Borat Joke
Isla Fisher said she threatened to 'never speak to Sacha Baron Cohen again' over a joke in the new Borat movie.
The actor revealed that she was a big fan of a particular line in the film, and was gutted when it was cut from the final edit.
Speaking to US TV host Jimmy Kimmel, the Australian said she became so defensive over the joke that she got very angry when she found out it had been pulled.
Watch the interview below:
She said: "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.
"There's actually a joke in this latest Borat one, in the debutante ball scene. I found it so funny, it's my favourite 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!
"And I was like, 'Babe, you know, you gotta put this joke back in! This is so funny, it's my favourite 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 het up."
She explained that she then told her husband, "I won't be able to speak to you again unless you put this joke back in!"
But despite their falling out, the 44-year-old laughed that they're still married, adding that she came to understand why he cut it out.
It's safe to say that the Borat sequel caused a stir when it was released last month.
One of the most controversial scenes in the entire film involved Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani being caught in a compromising situation with Borat's fake daughter Tutar (portrayed expertly by Maria Bakalova).
Explaining the gaffe on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he said: "During that scene we had built a hideaway in the wardrobe which was about 6ft 5in and 3ft wide.
"I was in there for the entire scene and my only means of communication, the idea was that I would jump out at the necessary point, and I would communicate, I would know what he was doing via text messages with the director - because I had no eyes on anything.
"Rudy thought he was alone with her. He brought a cop with him, an ex-policeman, and the policeman does a sweep of the entire hotel suite. And I'm obviously running to get in there and jump in the hideaway. You know, pull this thing shut and I've got a little internal lock, and it's pitch black in there."