Sacha Baron Cohen shoots new scenes as Staines rude boy Ali G in a pimped out pick up truck
Many assumed he’s hung up his gold chains for good in 2007, but Ali G has returned with a bevy of beauties for a guest slot on creator Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show.
The skull cap and trademark red glove was in full effect on Tuesday as Cohen, 42, filmed scenes as the Staines rude boy in Los Angeles.
Accompanied by a group of bikini-clad women, Cohen easily slipped into the character he last played six years ago while they filmed scenes in a shallow pool in the back of a pimped out pick-up truck.
Slowly cruising along a busy downtown street, the pick-up had clearly undergone something of a makeover – with its rear decorated with the image of a busty beauty reclining next to a green cocktail.
Cohen was later spotted strolling around the exterior set in a loose fitting robe while the production team prepared for another scene.
The actor has agreed to reprise his breakout role as part of the Ali G: Rezurection season on the Fox FXX comedy channel.
His new series forms part of a new deal that gives FXX first refusal on the potential development of any new ideas from the London-born star.
FX executive Nick Grad said: ‘We’re thrilled to be in business with Sacha Baron Cohen. He is an amazing talent and we look forward to him developing new series for FXP.
Sascha Baron Cohen strolls around the Los Angeles set in a loose fitting robe during a break between scenes
‘We’re also excited to introduce Da Ali G Show and Sacha’s characters to a new audience on FXX, and we can’t wait to see how he will incorporate new, original content in the episodes.’
Cohen became an overnight success with his initial portrayal of Ali on The 11 0’Clock Show before Channel 4, aware of his enormous popularity, commissioned Da Ali G Show in 2000.
HBO picked up the series in 2003, shortly after the character made a big-screen debut in 2002 movie Ali G Indahouse.
Speaking about retiring Ali G and his other popular character Borat in 2007, the star told the Daily Telegraph: ‘It is like saying goodbye to a loved one.
‘It is hard, and the problem with success, although it’s fantastic, is that every new person who sees the Borat movie is one less person I ‘get’ with Borat again, so it’s a kind of self-defeating form, really.’
Source : Daily mail