Kiefer ready for more abuse

“… Bauer, or rather actor Kiefer Sutherland, looked tanned, relaxed and — very unlike Jack — happy at Fox’s press tour party …

Sutherland, who stood with his requisite pack of Camel cigarettes in his pocket …

‘We just got the first scripts,’ he told a scrum of reporters.

He was typically sketchy on other details, but admitted things look pretty grim for Jack.

‘He’s at the end of his line. Something’s going to have to really rejuvenate him from the position that he’s in,’ said Sutherland, ‘otherwise he’s just going to be dead.’

He added that it will be interesting this coming season, which starts again in January, ‘to come from a really deep dark place and actually try to come up instead of starting from an up position and trying to go down.’ …

… Some reporters were surprised Sutherland was at the press tour at all. His show is going into a sixth season and he’s made his millions from syndication and DVD sales. This is usually the point where a big-shot like Sutherland bails, at least until that farewell season is announced.

Still, the Emmy-nominated actor feels a certain loyalty to TV critics.

‘We wouldn’t have been picked up if it wasn’t for this group five years ago,’ he said.

‘We were on the fence and teetering off it in the wrong direction.’ He added that 24 ‘has been the most amazing experience of my career to date.'”

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Sutherland talks more season six

“… While Bauer was being whisked off by the Chinese for crimes he committed in Season 4, Sutherland won’t spoil whether or not the series will be set in China this year.

‘I don’t want to ruin any of that,’ he says … Even with an additional bit of prodding, Sutherland still was tight with the details on the new season, …

‘We always seem to run into great problems when we shoot on a plane, even if it’s an hour program … If I was to be in China, I would stay there for the day.’

The ironic part is that in real time, the Jack Bauer character should be close to 60 since every season, there’s usually a one to two year jump in between. Sutherland laughs though and notes, ‘I’m probably now my age [on the show]. I think I started out a little younger.’ …

… ‘One of the fantastic things about our writers, is the options are always open for everything,’ says Sutherland. ‘In certain areas and I think one of the discussions about 24 that I think has been interesting is that people have a serious moral dilemma with some of the things that Jack Bauer has done. So that rides a very thin line already. So we’ll see.’ …

… Meanwhile, there’s already been talk that a 24 movie will be shot next summer on the show’s hiatus and Sutherland gave hints as to what the format might be.

‘It’s something we really really want to make,’ he adds, noting that the movie would be a standalone event that wouldn’t tie in with existing storylines happening on the TV show. ‘The real key difference would be, the 24 film, would be a two hour representation of a 24 hour day. It would be the first thing we didn’t do in real time …’

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Sutherland Talks Next Season

“Kiefer Sutherland revealed Sunday in an interview with a British newspaper that expect the sixth season of ’24’ to be more an inward journey …

The move follows in the wake of the show’s fifth season which , whilst still dealing with a country-threatening plot, was more about the characters than the large scale terrorism of earlier years. Consequently the series scored it’s best reviews and ratings yet for that season, along with twelve nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards.”

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24 among top Emmy nominees

“Suspense drama ’24’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ …, were among the top nominees announced Thursday for the emmy awards …

’24’ led all series with 12 nominations, followed by ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ with 11. Both recieved best drama series bids and were joined in the category by ‘House,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The West Wing’ …

For ’24,’ Kiefer Sutherland received a best-actor bid …

The nominations were announced in an early morning ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.”

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What a difference a day makes

“He’s the star of the acclaimed 24 and tonight he’ll save America one more time as the latest series reaches its climax. But life hasn’t always smiled on Kiefer Sutherland. After Brat Pack superstardom his career nosedived, then Julia Roberst ditched him. So he sought solace in rodeo riding and drink before finally finding redemption, he tells Stephanie Merritt.”

An in-depth interview with Kiefer from Sunday Newspaper The Observer, well worth a read.

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