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Freddie Prinze Jr. on His '24' Days: 'Kiefer was the Most Unprofessional Dude in the World'
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/28/2014 | Hilary Lewis

Posted on 07/28/2014 3:06:17 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Freddie Prinze Jr. had such an awful experience acting opposite Kiefer Sutherland in 24 that he "wanted to quit the business," he said.

The actor explained to ABC News that working with Sutherland was "terrible."

"I did 24, and it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze said. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash. I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 24; freddieprinze; freddieprinzejr; hollywood; jackbauer; kiefer; kiefersutherland; prinze; sutherland
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Dammit, Jack Bauer is not going to be happy about this.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 3:06:17 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Gee, I’ve always heard that badmouthing established Hollywood name personalities is a really bad idea.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 3:08:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: EdnaMode

Sutherland is an actor, I like watching “24”, and who cares what this guy thinks? Don’t like him, don’t work with him, simple as pie.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Steely Tom

“Ees Not My Job,Man”!!!


4 posted on 07/28/2014 3:09:43 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: EdnaMode

And maybe Freddie Prinze Jr. is just a whiny little butthole - you know, I would be more inclined to believe that.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 3:10:12 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: EdnaMode

Did he Unfriend Keifer?


6 posted on 07/28/2014 3:10:43 PM PDT by McGruff (If you repeat a lie enough times the uniformed will accept it as the truth.)
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To: EdnaMode

One of the very few shows our family likes to watch. We rented the movie to see this evening.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 3:12:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Sutherland is a socialist by his own admission. Given that, I think the criticism of him is probably accurate.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 3:12:32 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: EdnaMode

Did I miss something or does Prinze Jr and/or the article provide absolutely no examples of Kiefer Sutherland’s unprofessional behavior?


9 posted on 07/28/2014 3:12:35 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Who knows but it sounds like Kiefer is “difficult”. Probably not as difficult as Jack Bauer.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 3:13:41 PM PDT by Williams
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To: EdnaMode
Let's see? Who has the greater paycheck? More successful series? Has more people working for him? Has more producer juice? Has the bigger audience?

I think the answer to all the questions is Kiefer Sutherland.

Who's throwing the temper tantrum?
11 posted on 07/28/2014 3:14:00 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Drew68

They made him work barefoot because Sutherland is 8 inches shorter than he is.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 3:15:55 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: bandleader

Yob ...... Not job .....yob !.....:o)


13 posted on 07/28/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Exactly and Keifer is no different than his daddy Donald who I believe was also difficult to work with. As for Freddie Prinze I believe he support our troops and so does his wife Michelle.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: EdnaMode

Jack Bauer sleeps with a night light because the dark is afraid of Jack Bauer.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 3:22:09 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: EdnaMode
OF course publicly criticizing the producer of the show you once briefly worked on years ago is the most professional behavior imaginable.

You're a real wheenie, Jr.

16 posted on 07/28/2014 3:22:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Squantos

I thought it was “Ees no my yob, meng.”


17 posted on 07/28/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Patriot Babe
Exactly and Keifer is no different than his daddy Donald who I believe was also difficult to work with.

Yeah, but Daddy got to be in a movie that had a character named Spearchucker.

18 posted on 07/28/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: righttackle44
Let's see? Who has the greater paycheck? More successful series? Has more people working for him? Has more producer juice? Has the bigger audience?

Yeah, but who's married to Buffy?

19 posted on 07/28/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by warpsmith (Wake Me in 2016)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

And he got punched out for trying to kiss a guy in a bar.

Before 24.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 3:24:39 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Steely Tom

Yep yep yep ...you right eeeeees non my yob. ....LOL !

Hope yer well Sir !


21 posted on 07/28/2014 3:24:59 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I have a really hard time believing that a socialist would take a role playing a pro-government counter-terrorism agent.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 3:25:35 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: EdnaMode

I knew Kiefer’s ex-body double. He said the guy was really nice but a real drinker. Actually if you just happen to be in some dive bar in L.A. he might pick up the tab for everyone.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 3:27:10 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Squantos
"Freddie, why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"


24 posted on 07/28/2014 3:27:19 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EdnaMode
Dammit, Jack Bauer is not going to be happy about this.

LOL!

25 posted on 07/28/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: EdnaMode

I’ve read that Sutherland is a notorious alcoholic.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 3:30:32 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Veggie Todd
Yeah, but Daddy got to be in a movie that had a character named Spearchucker.

Daddy also insisted on being paid scale for his few days work on Animal House. That little decision cost him many millons of dollars over the years.

27 posted on 07/28/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Drew68
The only negative I saw in the original article was this:
28 posted on 07/28/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EdnaMode

Amazing how many confused Freepers think Jack Bauer and Queefer Sutherland are the same person. He’s a leftie actor playing a part, guys.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: eartrumpet

After 24 apologized to mozlums, the show was dead to me. Remains dead to me.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 3:33:56 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: EdnaMode

Since it was ABC, known troublemakers, I would have declined to answer that. Sometimes declining to answer says it all.


31 posted on 07/28/2014 3:37:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: EdnaMode; Yaelle; silent_jonny

What role did Freddie Prinze, Jr. play? I don’t remember him in 24 and after looking quickly on IMDB, his character’s name still doesn’t ring a bell.

What did ring a bell though was noticing in IMDB, and recalling that Prinze, Jr had played “Donny Crane” in Boston Legal. Prinze, Jr playing Denny Crane’s alleged son was unforgettable for me because Prinze, Jr had seemed uncomfortable, very stiff, and had appeared to be reciting lines and posing for the camera rather than in the role.

What I’d read long ago about Sutherland was that he is very professional, but who knows what’s a press release and what’s the truth.

This might be also be a case where Sutherland granted permission or, in a run it up the flagpole mode, perhaps Sutherland suggested that Freddie Prinze, Jr. make a silly disparaging remark. They both would get their names in the news, Sutherland loses nothing and Freddie Prinze, Jr. gets a bit of a boost in publicity.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 3:42:10 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Oh yeah .... Was looking for a good movie tonight ....Kelly’s it !

Thanks Slim !!!


33 posted on 07/28/2014 3:42:40 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: EdnaMode

The great screenwriter William Goldman wrote, that in spite of how much importance is attached to ‘doing lunch’ in Hollywood, the lunches are really quite short, usually less than 30 minutes. He attributed that to the fact that actors can’t fake interest in anyone other than themselves for more than a half hour. I always assume actors are jerks no matter their screen persona.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 3:43:00 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: EdnaMode
Normally a reputation precedes someone...

I don't "follow" Hollywood in the least, but I have never heard before that Kiefer Sutherland was an asshole to work with...

Lots of people worked on the '24" series and I never heard a peep...

35 posted on 07/28/2014 3:43:58 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bd476
What role did Freddie Prinze, Jr. play? I don’t remember him in 24 and after looking quickly on IMDB, his character’s name still doesn’t ring a bell.

He was the director of field ops who was dating the character played by Katee Sackhoff. She was a spy for the Russians, and was also being threatened by an ex-boyfriend who got out of jail and came after her because she changed her name after getting off lightly on the murder rap that her boyfriend did serious time for.

-PJ

36 posted on 07/28/2014 3:47:09 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EdnaMode

Odd how he’s not very specific about the issues with Sutherland. He paints with a broad brush.

Was Kiefer late all the time? Did he not know his lines? Was he a prima donna? A whiner? High?

Hard to tell what Prinze is complaining about.


37 posted on 07/28/2014 3:47:19 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016!)
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To: Drew68

He didn’t seem to give any examples. Seems like sour grapes and a publicity stunt from Freddie.


38 posted on 07/28/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
I have a really hard time believing that a socialist would take a role playing a pro-government counter-terrorism agent.

It's called "acting."

It's about money.

And who's to say that government Jack Bauer works for isn't socialist itself.

39 posted on 07/28/2014 3:50:03 PM PDT by x
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To: Veggie Todd

LOL!! Good one. :D


40 posted on 07/28/2014 3:51:49 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Squantos

One of the best movies ever made.


41 posted on 07/28/2014 3:52:14 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: BlessedBeGod

My complaint is that Jack Bauer mumbles words, hard to understand what he is saying.
There should be more consideration for the viewers, we pay for it, we should know what the actrers are saying.
“hsmnlm wayu smuthays” Huh?


42 posted on 07/28/2014 3:52:28 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Patriot Babe

Sarah Michelle :)


43 posted on 07/28/2014 3:54:13 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: EdnaMode

Freddie Prinze Jr. claims to be a Republican
Media Resource Center ^ | May 24, 2002

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/689212/posts


44 posted on 07/28/2014 3:57:02 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: windcliff

He’s had FOUR DUI arrests..... FOUR. That’s not normal.


45 posted on 07/28/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Yes and his Father Donald is even worse. Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda did the movie “Klute” back in about 1971 and it turned out they were both as Left as you could get back then.
It never ceases to amaze me that they hate the Capitalist System but certainly do not mind making the kind of money it pays to help finance their Socialist/Communist beliefs.

They should give all their money away, live on about $25,000 a year and dress in sack cloth and ashes with sandals. Then I might have a little more respect for their beliefs.

46 posted on 07/28/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: eartrumpet

He calculated that it cost him about $17 Million back then. About $60 plus Million today.


47 posted on 07/28/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: righttackle44

Freddie Prinze Jr has been struggling to find decent acting roles during the past 4 years. This seems like a publicity stunt.


48 posted on 07/28/2014 4:07:06 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: BlessedBeGod

Refers to Sutherland’s alcoholism.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/28/freddie-prinze-jr-kiefer-sutherland-24-drunk/?adid=hero1


49 posted on 07/28/2014 4:12:13 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Political Junkie Too: " He was the director of field ops who was dating the character played by Katee Sackhoff. She was a spy for the Russians, and was also being threatened by an ex-boyfriend who got out of jail and came after her because she changed her name after getting off lightly on the murder rap that her boyfriend did serious time for."

Aha! Thank you PJ. Now I remember him and as I recall he seemed stiff in that role, too.

50 posted on 07/28/2014 4:12:19 PM PDT by bd476
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