Maria Bakalova on Why That Rudy Giuliani Scene Still Makes Her Nervous

Maria Bakalova on Why That Rudy Giuliani Scene Still Makes Her Nervous
A version of this story about Maria Bakalova first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

TheWrap has been talking to Maria Bakalova since early in this awards season, soon after she made her U.S. film debut in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” At first, the attention for her in that film centered on her hotel-room encounter with Rudy Giuliani, in which he flirted with her “television reporter” character and then stuck his hand down his pants, either to tuck in his shirt (Rudy’s version) or for seamier reasons (everybody else’s assumption).

But the 24-year-old Bakalova, a recent drama-school graduate in Bulgaria whose film experience was limited to movies in that country, soon won raves for holding her own in the tense, improvisation-heavy world of Sacha Baron Cohen’s satiric comedy. As Tutar, the teenage daughter of Baron Cohen’s Borat Sagdiyev character,
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