Ryan Seacrest Talks Sacha Baron Cohen’s Oscar Antics

Posted Monday February 27, 2012 4:03 PM GMT

You never know what’s going to happen when Sasha Baron Cohen is in the house, and Ryan Seacrest ended up on the losing end of the exchange yesterday (February 26).

The “American Idol” host was doing red carpet interviews at the 44th Academy Awards when the “Borat” actor approached him dressed as his character from “The Dictator,” and carrying what he claimed to be the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

Cohen dumped the ashes on Seacrest’s tuxedo ‘by accident,’ and got a huge response from the folks nearby.

Ryan explained, “I definitely did not know that he was going to do that! He comes over, and I asked him a couple of questions, but… You know that feeling in your gut. You feel like, ‘This is going too normally.’”

“[The urn] was getting closer to my chest, and then it tipped over, and it wasn’t the wind. He spilt it on my tuxedo.”