Many assume that all those who starred the Borat movie were not actors, and were just playing themselves. However, Lunell Campbell was a paid actress who played the prostitute in the film by the same name.
The 57-year-old actress told Confidential:
Yeah pretty much for the last 10 years I have been mistaken for a hooker wherever I go. People saw that film and never realized that I was acting — they thought Sacha hired me for those scenes. I have just learned to live with it. It happened organically after the movie, men and women assumed I was a hooker as I looked the same as in the movie.
What made it worse was that the film was talked about for so many months and then is constantly replayed. Most of the people in it are real people, so everyone assumes I was just another one Sacha hired. It is a compliment that people think my acting was so good that I play a prostitute so convincingly. I have too big a sense of humor to get annoyed.
Campbell admits she didn’t have high hopes for the movie while filming it.
When we worked on this, I felt that the footage they were getting would turn into the biggest piece of s–t ever,” she confessed. “I thought that this was some weird B movie that would never make it to screen and that my movie career was in the toilet. The only disappointment Campbell has is that one of her favorite scenes never made the final cut. We filmed this whole ‘Baywatch’ sequence where he was The Hoff and I was Pamela running on the beach; it was hilarious,” she remembers. “And then they filmed us having sex on a lifeguard station with my tampon half hanging out.
Check out the deleted Baywatch scene described by Lunell! Not safe for work! Sexy Drown Watch!