Following Freddie Prinze Jr.’s revelation at this year’s Comic-Con that his experience working with Kiefer Sutherland on the hit Fox show, “24,” nearly caused him to leave show business, Hollywood has demanded that Fox bring back the “She’s All That” star next season on “24” so Kiefer Sutherland can finish the job.
“Right when you think you can’t love Kiefer Sutherland anymore, you learn this about him,” Motion Picture Association of America Chris Dodd told Hollywood and Swine. “He nearly succeeded in doing what so many of us have only dreamed of attempting. Freddie Prinze Jr.’s 2005 ABC sitcom, ‘Freddie,’ was probably the worst thing to happen to this country since terrorist Habib Marwan shot down Air Force One in the 4th season of ’24.’”
Sources close to the set of “24” denied Prinze’s claims that Sutherland was unprofessional or extremely short. In fact, Sutherland didn’t even realize Prinze was actually an actor due to his lack of screen presence and natural acting ability until the eighth episode they filmed together and that’s when the tension escalated.
“There were times on the set when Kiefer didn’t want to be a total jerk to Freddie, but he kept on harassing him for the greater good of show business,” reminisces ‘24’ executive producer Joel Surnow. “If Kiefer had only had a little more time, just a little more time, we would not have the threat of ‘Scooby Doo 3’ looming over our heads.”