Kiefer back for season 8 of 24
Kiefer Sutherland confirmed that he will be returning in the role of Jack Bauer in 24 for an 8th season. He was being interviewed in Hong Kong for his new movie Monsters vs Aliens.
“If I was going to liken ’24’ to a girlfriend, ’24’ has been really good to me. And I need to be really good back,” Sutherland said.
“There are plays I want to do. There are so many different things I would like to do, but I was so fortunate to be part of something like ’24’ that my focus is still on that right now,” he said.
As for his acting in 24 in comparison to his role in Monsters vs Aliens
“The relief was unbelievable. For five days a week, 14 hours a day, I’m doing Jack Bauer on ’24’ and then for five hours on the weekend, I got to kind of proverbially let my hair down and play this character and talk like that and be a kid. I felt like a 5-year-old,” said Sutherland, simulating the deep, raspy voice of his character.
I know plenty of 24/Kiefer Sutherland fans who will be more than happy to learn he’ll start filming season 8 in May.