24 cast members list their favorite scenes and more

Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer, 24 Season 2
Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer, 24 Season 2

TV Guide’s William Keck caught up with 24 cast members at the series finale event and asked them what their favorite love interest for Jack was, favorite torture scene, favorite death scene, and favorite President.


Kim Raver (Audrey Raines): “I’m a romantic, so I feel Jack and Audrey were always meant to be. I would run back for any opportunity to appear in the movie.”

Leslie Hope (Teri Bauer): “Our daughter, Kim. We both felt very protective of [actress] Elisha Cuthbert, who is Canadian like both Kiefer and myself and had just turned 18 when she started the show.”

James Morrison (Bill Buchanan): “Mary Lynn Rajskub’s Chloe gives him a familial love he doesn’t have with anyone else. When you look back at this thing, she’s the one woman who probably would have died for him in an instant.”


Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer): “There was one I loved [in Season 5] where I was trying to get information from Peter Weller [who played Christopher Henderson], so I tortured his wife, JoBeth Williams. I was such a fan of those two actors, and she was so game for me shooting her in the knee.”

Annie Wersching (Renee Walker): “My character cutting the thumb off [in Season 8] was pretty cool. Jack usually gets the cool torture scenes, so the fact that I got my own hacksaw moment meant a lot.”

Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida): “There was an early torture of Kiefer that they had to reshoot, like, three times. Kiefer was really mad because it was painful, but I couldn’t stop laughing.”


Kiefer: Palmer, because Dennis [Haysbert] and I started it all together. He was the person you want your president to be.”

Penny Johnson (Sherry Palmer): “Dennis was the best because he had elegance and stature. He paved the way for Obama.”

Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O’Brian): “I liked Charles Logan [Gregory Itzin] because he was nuts. Watching him lie and sometimes getting away with it gave me this sickening feeling thinking, ‘What if this really were our president?’”

Carlos: “Itzin. You wanted to take a shower after watching that shady dude.”


Kiefer: “Ryan Chappelle [Paul Schulze] was my boss, and the terrorists made me take him [in Season 3]. I got authorization to kill him in front of the terrorists. Paul played that so beautifully.”

Mary Lynn: “Edgar Stiles [Louis Lombardi] was the big one for me [in Season 5], when CTU was attacked. I was behind glass watching him die.”

Dennis Haysbert (President Palmer): “I think the most profound was my own [in Season 5]. That episode helped earn them their first Emmy, but we also lost a lot of viewers because of it.”

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