June 29, 2009
Bruno: Aussie PM Kevin Rudd ‘uber-cute’
Comedy movie star Sasha Baron Cohen, in character as gay Austrian fashionista Bruno, said Monday that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is
Before attending the Australian premiere of his new movie
Bruno, the British comedian held forth in character at a Sydney news conference where he told The Australian,
I've just had breakfast in bed with Kevin Rudd. That guy is like uber-cute. I thought Obama was the hottest guy in the world until I met Kevin. Amazing.
Asked to explain further,
Bruno reportedly said,
I never schtup and tell. All I would say is for a moment, well, for about seven minutes, Austria and Australia came together as 'Austrialasia' und it was just something very magnificent.
The Australian said Cohen wore a skimpy schoolboy costume to the news conference, perhaps as an homage to similar gear favored by Angus Young, front man for the Australian rock band AC/DC. But
Bruno reportedly feigned ignorance, said,
I want to be the gay stereotype, I want to be the gay role model -- accept it.