Kim Raver never would have thought she’d one day get a phone call asking if she’d like to revive her Audrey character in a reboot of “24” nearly four years after the hit series went off the air.
“It’s just never been like that…With television, it’s like when something is done, it’s done,” Raver told CBS News. “There was a little part of me that kind of mourned leaving that character because you get very attached especially after two, three, four years…Yes, people talked about it maybe being a film, but you would have never imagined that you’d have possibility of ever revisiting as a series. So, when you get that call, you’re like, ‘Yes, of course!'”
“You always want to do justice to what you started…You want to make sure you care for it because there is that pressure,” said Raver who appeared on the original show from 2004-2007. “The fans are such huge fans so you want to do justice by them….I just really trusted the writers. They did so many stories. I felt like we can’t go wrong. For me it’s like…let’s just keep telling the story.”
“For me, it’s always so amazing once you start getting half way or three-quarters because then the stakes become unbearable and things start happening. Even me who knows the character, I literally was gasping about the stuff that was coming up,” she said. “You have an idea, but you don’t know. Just the payoff gets even bigger because you know the character so well. Then there are things that happen that you can’t believe are happening. You’re so emotionally engaged because the stakes become very, very high.”
There’s no official word yet if “24: Live Another Day” will live to see another season. Even Raver is on the edge of her seat: “It really forces you to be in the moment because you just don’t know. Just when you think you know something, you really don’t know it…I feel like I’m really alive in the moment because you don’t really have a choice. As the scripts were coming out, they [the writers] would be like, ‘Oh don’t read that — the scene is changing.’…Anytime you do ’24’ you never know what’s coming down the pike, so just be ready for it.”