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'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
'Bruno' Borat Disrupts NBC Set
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)

(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."

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"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."
(Read more Bruno stories.)

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