'Bruno' Crashes LA Rally Against Gay Marriage

Homosexual reporter is character in Baron Cohen's next movie
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2008 10:32 AM CST
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen was apparently at the rally shooting a movie dressed as Bruno, one of his characters, a gay Austrian fashion reporter.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as his gay alter ego Bruno yesterday, the AP reports, crashing a rally in support of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California. Cohen, in disguise with a blond wig and preppy outfit, marched with demonstrators who support Proposition 8 while being trailed by cameras in a rally across from City Hall.

When photographers and reporters realized who he was and tried to approach the star, members of his film crew tried to shield him, and he was eventually taken away in a van. The British comedian is working on a film based on the fictional character Bruno, a gay Austrian fashion reporter who conducted gag interviews on HBO's Da Ali G Show.