Elisha Cuthbert “always learning” from Kiefer Sutherland

Nice interview from TV Guide Canada where Elisha praises co-star Kiefer Sutherland.

Elisha Cuthbert’s love of seafood

Elisha Cuthbert’s years of working in the Canadian television industry have finally paid off. Currently Starring in the real-time drama 24 (Tuesdays, 9 pm ET, CH/Fox), Cuthbert says it’s exciting to work alongside fellow Canadian Kiefer Sutherland, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. “At first you’re kind of afraid, because he’s a big star. But he is just so nice, really down-to-earth,” she says. “[He’s] really normal and I’m always learning from him.”

That’s not to say she doesn’t already know a lot about her field. Cuthbert earned a Gemini Award last year for her performance in the gripping TV movie ‘Lucky Girl’, Hosted ‘Popular Mechanics for Kids’ and appeared on ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Cuthbert admits the move to L.A. two years ago, to further her career made her nervous. It meant leave her family and friends – and learning how to cook for herself. “The first month or two I had TV dinners every single night,” says Cuthbert. “But then I said ‘I’m buying cookbooks and I’m going to call my mother and walk through these recipes until I can start cooking for myself.” The idea worked and the Calgary native now cooks all the time.

She enjoys whipping up traditional fare like shepherd’s pie, spaghetti and meatballs and steak, but her favorite dish is seafood pasta. Cuthbert first tasted the dish while in France, where it was made with angel hair pasta, and she only makes it on special occasions. “I’m a big fan of pasta and I love seafood,” she says. “I love lobster, I like crab, I like anything in [a pasta dish] as long as it’s seafood.”