But “Arthur” star Russell Brand found out the hard way.
Brand, who is married to pop star Katy Perry, was visiting Japan to be with his wife while on tour but was detained at the airport.
After a background check the Japanese authorities decided they did not want the likes of Mr. Brand in their country so they deported him.
Brand, who openly admits his years of drug and alcohol abuse, and past arrests, says that his prior bad history prompted Japan to ask him to leave.
His recent wife Katy Perry tweeted,
"So...my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place #tokyodreamscrushed"
Brand, ever the comedian, tweeted back,
"Planning escape from Japanese custody. It's bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chopstick. "Stockholm syndrome kicking in. Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi. He giggled."
Perry later said she still loves Japan and her Japanese fans, and will continue her tour and does not hold any grudges since she knew what she was getting into with Russell.
For his part, Brand can still be seen legally in the smash summer hit movie “Arthur”, about a drunken playboy who stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.
He is currently filming “Rock of Ages” with A-list actors Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, and Bryan Cranston.
“Rock of Ages” is and adaption of the hit Broadway show and will tell the story of a small-town girl who arrives in Hollywood at the height of the 1980’s rock-music scene.
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