Borat's daughter' Maria Bakalova was ‘scared’ of what would happen with Rudy Giuliani – but Sacha Baron Cohen jumped in

BORAT'S daughter Maria Bakalova was "scared" of what would happen with Rudy Giuliani – but Sacha Baron Cohen jumped in.

The 24-year-old actress told the New York Times that she was worried, but "fortunately, we escaped."

Bakalova told the outlet that she trusted that Baron Cohen to "never put me in a dangerous situation," but admitted she "was nervous" and her "heart was racing" ahead of the scene.

"But Sacha was like, 'You should be nervous in this situation. So use your nerves. Convert them and accept them and they're going to help you through everything'," she said.

The movie showed Rudy Giuliani in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television journalist.

The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July — which resulted in Giuliani calling police — includes a moment when Giuliani is seen lying on a bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his pants and the young woman nearby.

Giuliani went to the hotel room thinking he was being interviewed about the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.

The young woman is flirtatious with him and invites him to the bedroom, which is rigged with hidden cameras.

Giuliani then asks for her phone number and address. He lies back on the bed to tuck in his shirt after she helps remove his recording equipment, and he has his hands in his pants when Baron Cohen rushes in wearing an outlandish outfit.

Baron Cohen, who was disguised as part of the crew, screams that the young woman is 15 years old. Up to that point, there is no indication she is underage.

Asking for her take on what happened, Bakalova said that she wants to leave that up to the viewer.

"I saw everything that you saw. If you saw the movie, that's our message. We want everybody to see the movie and judge for themselves," she said.

"Sacha jumped into the room quickly, because he’s been worried about me. So, if he were late, I don't know how things were going to go. But he came just in time."

Asked about the criticism that Giuliani received following the airing of Borat 2, Bakalova said: "Movies like this are showing people’s true colors.

"It’s going to show Rudy’s real character. You’re responsible for your own decisions. So, no, I don’t feel bad."

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WABC last month, Giuliani called the scene "a hit job."

“I am tucking my shirt in, I assure you, that’s all that I was doing,” he said. He said he realized he was being set up when the woman asked whether he wanted a massage.

“At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate,” Giuliani tweeted. “If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar.”

The former New York City mayor called police after that encounter, but there is no indication an investigation was launched.

Giuliani has previously denied acting inappropriately.

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