Kiefer Sutherland Talks About the 24 Pilot
“I never thought it was going to get past the pilot stage to be honest with you. It was so out there as an idea. […] Also as an actor, I think you have to be very careful to not get ahead of yourself. If you start banking on the fact that it’s going to get picked up, you really set yourself up to be let down.
They make hundreds of pilots a year and maybe ten get picked up. You just don’t think it’s going to get past that stage. So I never really thought of it in a long term way. It really wasn’t until around the second season that I thought wow, I might be doing this for a while.”
Kiefer’s personal favorite villain on 24
“I’m going to have to say Nina Myers because I’ve never heard jokes about the other characters. I remember I saw on someones tee shirt once “If Jack Bauer had Stalin, Hitler, and Nina Myers in a room and only had two bullets, who would he shoot?” And the answer on the back said “Nina Myers twice”. And I thought that was awesome. So I’m going to have to go with Nina Myers, she was the first kind of really bad one.”