‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Wants to ‘Keep Working’ to Share Her Message With the World

  • Variety
‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Wants to ‘Keep Working’ to Share Her Message With the World
If the past year has turned Maria Bakalova into an unlikely breakout star, after a buzzy performance in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” plucked the Bulgarian actor from obscurity and landed her in the heat of an Oscar race, the 24-year-old hasn’t quite had time to process her overnight success.

“As long as I’m working on something, it doesn’t feel different,” she tells Variety. “Maybe the responsibility I have right now is a little bit bigger, because more people know about my existence.”

Bakalova might soon be impossible to miss, with a leading role in Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy “The Bubble” for Netflix and a star turn in “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies,” an A24 slasher film that just wrapped shooting in New York.

But first comes the red carpet in Cannes, where she co-stars in the female-led drama “Women Do Cry,” from directing duo Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova.
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