Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz Sacha Baron Cohen attends the 'Hugo' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 21, 2011 in New York City.

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.

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