Freddie Prinze Jr. was part of the eighth season of “24,” which aired on FOX in 2010. He worked alongside its star, Kiefer Sutherland. Prinze recently said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that he almost quit acting because Sutherland was unprofessional, citing he was treated badly. Sutherland’s camp denied the statement. Read further to learn more about this news story.
The heartthrob from the 1990s, Prinze has been missing from television and film for some years. Coming out in an interview with ABC News, the actor disclosed the reason why he decided to stay away from filming anything.
“I did 24 [and] it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. 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,” explained the actor, who has recently ended his hiatus by appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to promote “Star Wars Rebels,” a Disney XD series.
Prinze, who is married to Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy”), went on to work with WWE’s Vince McMahon after doing television and described the job as “crazier than working with Kiefer.” He also took a dig at his former “24” co-star’s height, comparing him to McMahon who was at least “cool and tall.”
Sutherland’s camp, meanwhile, immediately came out with a statement that was first published on TMZ. In it, his reps said that it was the first time the actor heard of Prinze’s grievances, citing that Sutherland had enjoyed working with him when they did “24” nearly five years ago. The TMZ report also cited an unnamed FOX official who said that Sutherland was “professional and beloved by the cast and crew.”
Meanwhile, a former cast member of “24” also came out in defense of Sutherland. Louis Lombardi, who has worked on the set of the show from 2005 to 2007 as the CTU analyst Edgar Stiles, said that Kiefer was a gentleman on the show and looked out for everyone’s best. As reported on the Daily Mail, Lombardi supported the statement of the FOX insider who said that Sutherland was professional and well loved by those he worked with.
And that’s the news about Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland’s misunderstanding, which was sparked by a statement Prinze made with ABC News. For other celebrity updates, visit Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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