Let’s be honest, if you haven’t heard of Bruno, you must be living in a cave. Seems like Ben Affleck what was coming to him when he got punk’d by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Austrian gay reporter character.
Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reported on the Howard Stern Show this past Thursday that Ben Affleck called comedian friend Sarah Silverman after completing a sit-down interview with a person he was told was a “very famous openly gay fashion journalist”.
Ben called the interview “the weirdest sit-down he has ever had with a reporter,” explaining that the interviewer’s (whom he referred to as an “idiot”) first question was “How Do You Like Niggers?” After a stunned silence, Silverman asked Affleck “Was this guy’s name Bruno?” Then and only then did Affleck actually realize that the whole thing was for the film.
No word if this scene will make the cut for the film titled, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters in October 2008.