Sacha Baron Cohen has to tread lightly when in the U.S., or risk deportation.
“There are towns in certain states that I can’t shoot in. If I get arrested my visa could be taken away,” he tells the Sunday Express in an interview, citing an incident filming Bruno in which a hotel manager called the police and Cohen escaped via a fire escape in high heels. But the trouble apparently began when he was making Borat years earlier: “They had so many complaints that there was a Middle Eastern man driving through America in an ice-cream van that the FBI assigned a team to us,” Cohen says.
But a rep for Cohen denies all the details his client mentioned.