The actress who gave Rudy Giuliani a fright when she turned out to be ‘Borat’s 15-year-old daughter,’ is a glamorous 24-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter from Bulgaria.
Maria Bakalova, who graduated from film school last year, has skyrocketed to international fame after it was revealed last night she honey-trapped Donald Trump’s lieutenant and former mayor of New York Giuliani in the new Borat movie.
Posing as a conservative reporter and in character as Borat’s daughter Tutar, she was able to lead the 76-year-old statesman into a hotel room, where he reclined on a bed and put his hands down his pants, before he was interrupted by Cohen’s character.
‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you,’ Borat screams and waves Giuliani off his daughter.
Maria Bakalova, who graduated from film school last year, has skyrocketed to international fame after it was revealed last night she honeytrapped Donald Trump’s senior lieutenant and former mayor of New York Giuliani in the new Borat movie
Maria Bakalova posing in a swimming pool as sunlight washes over her
Rudy Giuliani leans back after actress Maria Bakalova takes his mic off and seemingly puts his hands down his pants
Maria Bakalova is seen taking off the microphone of Rudy Giuliani in the new ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ which will be released on Amazon Prime Friday
Maria Bakalova enjoying the sun by the poolside in a picture from her Instagram
Bakalova, in the foothills of her Hollywood career, has followed in the footsteps of many of the titans with Instagram posts in support of Black Lives Matter
Bakalova posted in June for ‘Black Out Tuesday,’ which saw many people posting a black square on their social media feeds to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement
Giuliani pointed out, ‘I was fully clothed at all times,’ and explained he was merely tucking in his shirt, not doing anything untoward.
‘I lean back and I tuck my shirt in and at that point they have this picture that they take, which looks doctored by in any event,’ Giuliani told WABC radio Wednesday.
Bakalova, in the foothills of her Hollywood career, has followed in the footsteps of many A-list titans with Instagram posts in support of Black Lives Matter which feature among the raft of luxurious poolside selfies she has taken in LA.
She made a hilarious appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s chat show alongside Cohen on Tuesday night.
Both actors in character, Bakalova demanded that Kimmel take his trousers off and marry her.
‘I am already married!’ Kimmel insisted, to which Borat asked: ‘How many wives do you have?’
Bakalova has appeared in feature-length Bulgarian films, earning two awards for her performance in Transgression in 2018, where she plays the lover to an ageing rocker, and also as the leading lady in 2020 comedy, Last Call.
She has also appeared in several TV shows, with an appearance in an episode of the Italian hit mafia series Gamorrah three years ago.
Born in Burgas in 1996, she studied at the National School of Arts and is a classically trained flautist as well as an actress.
She attended the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and graduated in 2019.
Like father, like daughter: Tutar (Bakalova) strolled in carrying a framed photo of Jimmy interviewing Jennifer Aniston before demanding the host remove his trousers
Bakalova with a drink and a packet of Sobranie cigarettes on the table
Born in Burgas in 1996, Bakalova studied at the National School of Arts and is a classically trained flautist as well as an actress
Bakalova attended the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and graduated in 2019
Bakalova smoking a cigarette and having a drink
Bakalova at the beach
Giuliani, giving his account of his boudoir meeting with Bakalova, said he believed it was a ‘legitimate’ interview – the topic was the coronavirus – at the Mark Hotel in New York City in July.
‘I did the interview with the young woman who was new to interviewing and I was being kind to her,’ he said. ‘At one point she explained to me some problems I had, I actually prayed with her.’
When he got up to leave he said he had his jacket on.
‘I was fully clothed at all times and I had to take off the electronic equipment and when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt got a little out, came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on,’ he told WABC.
He said he realized that something was amiss when Borat’s ‘daughter’ asked if he’d like a massage.
Sacha Baron Cohen pranked President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in the new ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ which will be released on Amazon Prime on Friday
‘She says something about, “Do I want a massage?” I realize now that this is a set-up and I call my security guy Brian who’s right outside,’ Giuliani recalled. ‘And then all of the sudden crazy Sacha Baron Cohen runs in with a cape on and he’s yelling and screaming all sorts of stupid stuff.’
The ex-New York City mayor also argued that in calling the police he proved he was an innocent party.
‘If I was doing anything wrong, I would not call the police and if he was doing anything right, he wouldn’t have been running away,’ Giuliani said.
The film is a sequel to the 2006 film ‘Borat.’
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ will be released on Amazon Prime Friday.