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Chameleon Comic Sacha Baron Cohen Takes A Serious Turn In 'The Spy'

Sacha Baron Cohen — known for his outlandish characters and button-pressing satire — has a new serious role in Netflix’s historical drama, “The Spy.” He plays a Jewish Egyptian who immigrates to Israel and starts working undercover.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) discuss Baron Cohen’s performance and how the six-episode series depicts a particularly tense era in Israel’s history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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