Sacha Baron Cohen: Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock split over 'Borat’

A high-stakes project. Sacha Baron Cohen said in a new interview that starring in his 2006 film Borat cost Pamela Andersondearly.

“One, she lost a tiny bit of bone from her jaw, and secondly, she lost a husband,” he told The Daily Beast in a piece published on Thursday, May 30, referencing Kid Rock.

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 said 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.

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Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock throughout their relationship
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Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock throughout their relationship
Saint-Tropez, FRANCE: Canadian actress Pamela Anderson (R) shares a drink with her husband, US musician Kid Rock (C), the day of their wedding, on Pampelone's beach in Saint-Tropez, Southern France, 29 July 2006. Anderson, 39, married Rock, 35, aboard a yacht. AFP PHOTO ERIC ESTRADE (Photo credit should read ERIC ESTRADE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock at Los Angeles Dodger game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 28, 2006. (Photo by Kirby Lee/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during VH1 Big in 2003 - Backstage and Audience at Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during STUFF Magazine and Blender Host Kid Rock's After - Party For The 2003 American Music Awards- Red Carpet/Inside at Forbidden City in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during 31st Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Pamela Anderson, and Kid Rock (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock during 2003 CMT Flameworthy Awards - Arrivals at The Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during 'Biker Boyz' Premiere at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock at the The Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson during VH1 Big in 2002 Awards - Arrivals at Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson during 8 Mile Premiere at Mann Village Westwood in Westwood, CA, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Pamela Anderson (dress by Roberto Cavalli) and Kid Rock (American flag belt buckle by Chrome Hearts) arrive at the 44th annual Grammy Awards. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson pose together at the 12th Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Photo credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson arrive at the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesdsay, January 9, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ABC/ImageDirect
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
(NO TABLOIDS) Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson during 'Spankin New Music Week' on MTV's 'TRL' - November 9, 2001 at the MTV's Time Square Studio in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 6: American singer Kid Rock and actress Pamela Anderson arrive at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on September 6, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at PETA's 21st. Anniversary Party and Humanitarian Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. 9/8/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Neveda (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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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.”

Apparently, Anderson didn’t quite feel the same — she told The Hollywood Reporter in May 2018 that the pair never spoke again following their 2007 divorce finalization.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Pamela Anderson seen at the Embassy of Ecuador to take a vegan lunch to her friend Julian Assange on January 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pamela Anderson seen taking a vegan lunch to her friend Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy on July 6, 2017 in London, England. Pamela was in St Tropez earlier this week opening up her new vegan restaurant, 'La Table du Marche by Pamela'. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on June 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit her friend Julian Assange on December 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on October 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: *EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS* Pamela Anderson seen visiting her friend Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy on September 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit Julian Assange on May 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit Julian Assange after attending Coco de Mer: Icons Collection - launch party at Albert's on April 3, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit her friend Julian Assange on March 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy after Nightly Show to visit Julian Assange on March 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy taking vegan cheeseburgers to Julian Assange on February 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Pamela Anderson seen arriving at the Ecuadorian Embassy to visit her friend Julian Assange on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on December 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Pamela Anderson seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy visiting her friend Julian Assange on December 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Pamela Anderson is seen at the Ecuadorian Embassy showing support for Julian Assange by bringing him a healthy vegan breakfast on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Pamela Anderson delivers lunch to Julian Assange at Embassy of Ecuador on October 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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