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Susan Sarandon is known for being openly politically active, and in a new interview with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore at the Tribeca Film Festival, the actress claims the government has placed her under surveillance.
During the Tribeca Talks Q&A series in which Sarandon interviewed the outspoken Bowling for Columbine director, an audience member asked if either of them believed the government was watching them.
"We know we're under surveillance," Sarandon, 65, said according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "I’ve gotten my (FBI) file twice. I know my phone was tapped." She added, "I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House, and I don't know why."
Although Sarandon (who along with former partner Tim Robbins, is considered one of Hollywood's most liberal activists) did not elaborate on her security problem with the White House, Moore believes his issues with the government stem from his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and 2009's Capitalism: A Love Story.
"I was told this by some people in the Bush administration," he claimed in the The Huffington Post. "They went bonkers when Fahrenheit came out and thought it would throw the election to Kerry."
Never one to stray from hot-button topics, Moore may not have specified the subject of his next film, but he did say that a film about immigration policy would be a great topic. "That's a film that needs to be done," he stated.