London: Comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen has retired from playing his most popular characters Borat and Bruno.
The 44-year-old actor took said he will never again portray the controversial alter egos, because he fears for the safety of himself and his family, reported Mirror.
"I miss those roles but cannot do them as I have responsibility for my family. Being in a wild situation when you're deep in character, and nobody realising you're not real that's the ultimate adrenaline. But I'm too old for it and you start feeling irresponsible when you have a family," Cohen said.
The actor and actress wife Isla Fisher , 39, have three children. And Cohen wants to keep them away from any trouble.
"I always received death threats, but they increased after Bruno. You have to have the mindset that if something bad happens everyone is going to be fine," he said.