Kiefer Sutherland: No plans for more 24
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 June 2014
Kiefer Sutherland says there are "no plans" to continue making new seasons of '24' and he worries he is too old to play action man Jack Bauer
Kiefer Sutherland fears he is too old to continue '24'.
The 45-year-old star isn't sure he can sustain playing action man Jack Bauer in the hit counter-terrorism drama - which was recently revived for a new season, '24: Live Another Day', three years after it initially ended - and worries his body can't keep up with the death-defying stunts required for the role.
Kiefer is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I have loved bringing Jack back and my heart says I want to play him until I am an old man. But my head says that now is the right time to stop.
"There are no plans to kill Jack off, and while he is alive I guess there is always a chance for a new season. But at the moment there are no plans."
While his famous role has earned him numerous accolades, the Emmy Award-winning actor admits he can't quite fathom how he managed to film 192 episodes of '24' during its initial run from 2001 to 2010.
Kiefer explained: "Physically, '24' is a hard show to do. I look back and see we did 192 episodes over eight seasons. I don't know how we did it. It makes you want to go take a nap."