Cohen, 47, explained that unbeknownst to him, the Baywatch alum, 51, “clipped her jaw” when he attempted to pick her up in the movie.
The Les Misérables star also revealed that Rock, 48, was none too happy with Anderson’s cameo in the flick, which saw Borat fake-kidnapping the model (“She was the only person in on that movie”) in an attempt to take her back to Kazakhstan and make her his bride.
“[I asked] ‘How did it go? What did he think?’” he recalled texting the actress.
Cohen told the website that Barb Wire star replied that she and the crooner were getting divorced, and that when he inquired as to why, she wrote back, “The movie.”
“I thought it was a joke, but then a few weeks later they got divorced and they put as a reason for divorce, Borat,” he joked. (The former couple filed for divorce from each other in January 2007, citing “irreconcilable differences.”)
Anderson later addressed her split on her website, writing, “Divorce. Yes, it’s true. Unfortunately impossible.”
“I think they were a fantastic couple, so it’s a shame,” Cohen said on Thursday. “Much better than Julian Assange or whoever she dated later on.”
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