Just like the original Borat movie, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is packed with jaw-dropping satire and very colorful characters, including the new "character" of Borat's daughter, Tutar. Who plays this character? The answer to that was a little complicated until the movie actually came out.
Like most things about Borat, which blurs layers of fake characters and satire together with reality, the casting of Tutar has been somewhat complicated. As reported by Slate, the initial press releases for the movie listed someone named "Irina Nowak" as Sacha Baron Cohen's costar. The only problem? There's no actress with that name; the closest is Irina Novak, a 42-year-old Ukrainian actress with no English-language credits.
The confusion persisted until the movie was officially released on Oct. 23, and the credits finally cleared things up. "Irina Nowak" is nowhere to be found anymore, and the credits officially list Maria Bakalova as the actress playing Tutar.