(REUTERS – 2ND MAY) British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen arrived in Sydney on Tuesday (May 1) to promote his new film “The Dictator”.
Wearing Qantas pyjamas adorned with medals and accompanied by his female body guards Cohen who’s character Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen wants to meet the embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“I have come to find Mr. Slipper, Slippery Pete, I want to meet Slippery Pete,” he told reporters as he was leaving the airport and getting into his car. Slipper has temporarily stood aside as Speaker due to allegations of sexual harassment and misused taxi vouchers.
Cohen was whisked away in his limousine to his private yacht on Sydney Harbour ahead of taking part in some Sydney’s nightlife.
“I’m going to the casino here in Sydney. I’m going to the top floor, I’m meeting my friend Peter Slipper and we’ll both got to get drunk.”
Aladeen is Cohen’s outlandish comedy character for the upcoming mockumentary film “The Dictator,” about the oppressive ruler of fictional Republic of Wadiya who is hellbent on keeping democracy at bay during his reign of terror.
“The Dictator”, which features Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley and U.S. comedy actress Anna Faris, opens in Australia, parts of Europe and the United States on May 16.
The film’s world premiere will take place in London on May 10.