When it comes to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, there’s much to discuss. The teenage debutantes and their lecherous fathers, high on Bud Light Seltzers, minueting in Macon. The unflappable salesperson in Enumclaw, Washington, who looks almost bored when he sells Borat a woman-size cage. The strip-mall, pro-life counseling center in South Carolina, where a beatific pastor declares that a fetus conceived through incest is “a gift from God.”

All of these moments have one scene-stealer in common: the Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, who stars as Tutar Sagdiyev, the 15-year-old daughter to Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat. Equal parts merry prankster and skilled comedienne, Bakalova beat out 600 other actresses for the role. “She’s hilarious and has the capacity to deliver a scene and make you cry,” Baron Cohen recently said during an interview with Bakalova last week on Good Morning America. “That’s what finally got her the part. When we did the breakup scene in the movie, I had to stop it because I felt myself getting quite emotional.”