Kiefer Sutherland on 24: Live Another Day: 'Jack Bauer's Angrier Than Ever'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.04.2014
Plus his thoughts on another possible season and more...
Kiefer Sutherland recently spoke with TV Line about 24: Live Another Day which premieres with a two-hour episode starting Monday at 8 PM ET/PT on Fox. Check out the highlights:
On a scene with Chloe that got him comfortable with Jack again: "There was something about the vocal dynamic. He comes in really hot … and then kind of goes down to really kind of almost a whispering tone, and that triggered something for me. It kind of made me feel really comfortable and at ease, and then we kind of took off from there."
On Jack's state of mind when the season opens: "On an intimate, character level, Jack Bauer is angrier than he's ever been. He's had to hide in Eastern Europe for four years, he's been estranged from his daughter and his grandchildren, he has not been able to go back to the country that he feels he served, and that kind of isolation has made him really hard. And that is something that you'll see very early on in the first episode, in the dramatically dynamic shift between the relationship between him and Chloe."
On how Jack plays this season as someone outside the government: "Jack Bauer usually started off every season working within the infrastructure of whatever government agency he's a part of, or in line with the President of the United States. But this season, not only is he not working within the context of that infrastructure, he's actually working on his own — and the people he's trying to help are trying to either kill him or arrest him. So that's a really interesting dynamic."
On this season's villain:" "This year, all I can tell you is [the villain] will surprise you, I think, and it's multi-layered. It's more than one person."
On filming in London: "It was a hit out of the box in London...picking a show up for a second season is a monumental investment by a network… and 24‘s success in other places in Europe, and ultimately in Japan as well [helped]. So, when I heard that we were going to shoot it in London, there was part of me that felt that that was very fitting…. It made me smile. I mean, if there was a place that I thought deserved our attention, I thought London was it."
On another possible season beyond this one: "I feel very, very strong about the first eight episodes that we have completed. Now, we just need to really bring it home, and then we'll see where we're at."