Sacha Baron Cohen has been making his public appearances of late as General Admiral Aladeen, his character from “The Dictator”, which I feel obligated to mention received just one star from Post critic Ann Hornaday. (The overall critical reaction has been mixed.)
Temporarily halting the tomfoolery, the actor took off the costume for a “Today” show interview Wednesday. According to Baron Cohen, this is just the third time he has done an interview as himself.
Of course, Baron Cohen couldn’t resist saying something a tad outrageous.
Regarding the Oscars powdering of Ryan Seacrest, the actor told Ann Curry he sent the E! News host a replacement jacket “and it had a little label inside — ‘Made by slave child labor’.”
“But he didn't send me a thank you note. Unbelievable,” Baron Cohen said.
The actor was eventually able to talk seriously about the film, which opens nationwide Wednesday, and his career. Watch the interview below.