Cherry Jones and Howard Gordon were interviewed at FOX’s Emmy After Party regarding her Emmy win and the upcoming eighth season of the show. Former 24 director and executive producer Jon Cassar was also there to congratulate his old pals.
Executive Producer and writer Howard Gordon said “the moment I saw her first set of dailies, I knew this would happen”. Jon Cassar says he “couldn’t be happier for Cherry, she just did such a great job on our show in season 7 and I think if anyone deserves it, she definitely did.”
Cherry reveals that they’re ten episodes into the season and President Taylor’s family situation hasn’t come up yet, but it may in the back half of the season. She enjoys working with Slumdog Millionaire‘s Anil Kapoor who her character is “locked in deep diplomacy with” at the United Nations. “We’ve had a lot of fun together, he’s a lovely man” says Jones.