Isla Fisher found it a “challenge” to sit down after sneaking her husband’s Ali G costume into the Oscars in her Spanx.
British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen attended this year’s (16) prestigious ceremony and secretly transformed into his controversial alter ego, despite being banned from dressing up as Ali. Sacha later revealed wife Isla helped him get into character, but it was a terrifying experience for the self-confessed good girl.
“He said, ‘I want to sneak in and do Ali G but I can’t fit any of the costume on my body ’cause they’re gonna put me through metal detectors and be ultra suspicious… Sweetie, will you fit giant yellow glasses, a hat, a glove and a beard inside your Spanx?'” Isla grinned to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night (10Mar16). “You’re used to taking hair off ‘down there’ to go to events, instead of adding considerable amount of beard, and I had to fit the yellow glasses… (I had to) insert them too, so it was a challenge to sit down.”
Isla continued to recall how stressed she was as viewers watched a video of her applying the fake beard to Sacha’s chin in the disabled toilet. It didn’t help that people were banging on the door the whole time asking for them to come out, as the Borat star was due to present an award during the ceremony alongside Olivia Wilde.
When Isla did eventually open the door to security, she had to give them a big excuse.
“‘Something’s wrong with his stomach,'” she reminisced, to which she was handed antacid medicine Tums. To put suspicions to bed, Isla admits she ended up taking the tablets.
It wasn’t just staff who were keen to get the duo out of the restroom, with Isla revealing Jennifer Garner at one point tried to get in too.
– Cover Media