These are photos of Kiefer Sutherland filming the 24: Live Another Day miniseries in London. I’ve had a crush on ol’ Kiefer since he played one of the head vampires in The Lost Boys. Does that date me? Oh well. It would have been worse if I’d cited Stand By Me, but I didn’t much like that movie at all. I know. Heresy. With that said, I would hit Kiefer always and forever. I’d hit his dad too.
Kiefer has picked up the Jack Bauer role once again, and it’s funny that people think of this as his signature role even though (to me) his 1980s & ’90s movies are much more memorable. I will still take what I can get when it comes to the Sutherlands. Kiefer’s all bruised and bloodied in these photos because a taxi just blew up. He’s helping his co-star, Mary Lynn Rajskub (who plays Chloe O’Brian), away from the scene. She looks kind of punk now, which is strange. Maybe I missed something in the final seasons of the FOX show.
A few days ago, Kiefer arrived in London to do some press before cameras rolled. He talked about the new movie he’ll be doing with Donald. They are actually going to play father and son, and it sounds like a good one:
Forsaken is the first time Sutherland has shared scenes with his real life father, Donald Sutherland in a movie. They had appeared separately in A Time to Kill. “It’s about a gun fighter who … terrible things happen,” Kiefer said. “In a gunfight he accidentally kills a child and decides it’s time for him to go home. When he gets home, he finds out that his mother has passed and he is now stuck in a house with a father that he is very estranged from.”
The Sutherlands were actually quite nervous about working together, and in fact playing father and son in Forsaken. “One of the sweetest things was I had called him the night before and I said, ‘I hope you have a great sleep, I’ll see you in the morning.’ There was a long beat and I said, ‘Just so you know, I’m really nervous.’ And he went, ‘Oh my God, thank God, me too.’ So we got to have that laugh and get that out of the way. He’s a craftsman. He has such a strong understanding of the material, writes such great backstory for his character and why his character is coming from the place that he is, such command over his voice and physicality, just all of it. I had to catch myself a lot of times because it was like going to school, and I found myself oh no, I’ve got to stop watching and actually have to partake in this though.”
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I love that they were both equally nervous about shooting scenes together. That’s really endearing even though no persuasion is necessary for me to look forward to almost anything Kiefer or Donald does. They both have the same silver voice, and the script had better do them justice. Please don’t let it be one of those awful throwaway movies.
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