'Bruno' Borat Disrupts NBC Set

Baon-Cohen infiltrates set of psychic drama Medium in latest character role
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 3:05 AM CST
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, in the guise of 'Bruno,' barges onto the catwalk during the Agatha Ruiz de La Prada fashion runway show in Milan.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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(Newser) – No one saw it coming. Production was temporarily halted and an extra forcibly removed during the filming of the popular NBC detective series the Medium when the actor suddenly disrupted a tense courtroom scene involving Patricia Arquette, reports Entertainment Weekly. The extra turned out to be Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen in character as his latest alter-ego, flamboyant fashion reporter "Bruno."

"Bruno" has already disrupted fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, and crashed a rally supporting Proposition 8 as Baron Cohen orchestrates scenes for his next movie. "No one had a clue it was Sacha playing Bruno," said a Medium insider. "It's amazing he was able to infiltrate the set and pull this off."