Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, aside from being exhilaratingly stacked with revealing moments of laugh-out-loud preposterousness, is also notable for introducing the world to the talents of Maria Bakalova.
On Monday, the 24-year-old Bulgarian creative—who brilliantly brings to life the character of Borat’s daughter Tutar in the Amazon Prime sequel—marked her first late night appearance with an interview on James Corden’s Late Late Show. While Bakalova has previously appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, that appearance (alongside Sacha Baron Cohen) was in character as Tutar.
“I like to live here right now but I’m at the same time looking at—it’s not a good thing—but [COVID-19] actually saved me because you’re wearing masks so I haven’t experienced the thing where people recognize me,” Bakalova told Corden when asked how her life has changed since the movie landed. “So I’m kind of worried [for when] COVID-19 doesn’t exist and people don’t wear