A moment after landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, Sacha Baron Cohen rushed to Bat Yam, a small town just south of Tel Aviv, to see his beloved grandmother Liesel Weiser who recently turned 97(! ) Baron Cohen and his family showed up at Weiser’s residential home this afternoon, and took her (and her Philippino caretaker) to ‘Tzipora’ restaurant, one of the most well known restaurants in Bat Yam. Israelis who recognized the famous actor asked to take a photo with him, but Baron Cohen refused, saying that he’s not allowed to have his photo taken without his Dictator costume.
Baron Cohen arrived in Israel for a personal visit with his wife, actress Isla Fisher and their two kids. They will stay in Israel for a week, and during the week it’s planned they’ll meet President Shimon Peres.
Just to prove that talent runs in the family, here’s a video of Baron Cohen’s grandmother teaching exercises for seniors over 60.