Kiefer Sutherland: “I focus on this season as being the last”
JUNE 12TH, 2014
TV Guide Magazine has interviewed Kiefer Sutherland during their cover photo shoot. Here’s the video along with our transcript of some of his responses.
How are you most like Jack Bauer?
I can tell you what I really like about Jack Bauer – to say that I have these things in common with him would be gauche. The single thing I love about Jack Bauer is his integrity. I think he has a moral compass that is unadjustable. He will be put in the most horrific circumstances and will do at great sacrifice to himself what he thinks is the correct thing to do. And that’s something I admire in people and something I hope to be.
How long would you like to play Jack Bauer?
I think at some point it’s going to be embarrassing to watch Jack Bauer with a cane. I focus on this season as being the last. It’s wonderful as an actor to kind of prepare for that. There’s also a real sadness in it, and I’ve already gone through it once. But it’s been an amazing experience this season.
What do you like about shooting in England?
One of the really fitting things about shooting in England has been the fact that England was really responsible for the initial success of 24. It took us half a season to really acquire an American audience, whereas in England it was really successful out of the gate, and I think that’s one of the reasons why we actually got picked up. I think it’s very fitting that we’re shooting this last season here and rounding it up.
What do you like most about playing Jack Bauer?
It’s impossible to answer. This is something that’s truly changed my life. I have a picture of my daughter when I started 24 and she was twelve years old, and I have a picture of when I finished 24 the first time [Season 8 in 2010] where she was graduating from NYU. The people that I’ve met through the course of making this show, the people I’ve met on the street that have enjoyed the show, all of those experiences have been fantastic. I cannot begin to tell you how many different reasons. It’s been fantastic to have had this opportunity.
SOURCE TV GUIDE MAGAZINE