Extra '24:' Kiefer on the Clock
February 21, 2005
It's the heart pounding, edge-of-your-seat drama
that has throngs of fans tuned to FOX every Monday night.
And "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli caught up with
the stars of "24," Kiefer Sutherland and his love interest,
Kim Raver, to get the exclusive scoop on the mind-blowing
Jerry Penacoli: Why do you think so many people
are drawn to this show?
Kiefer Sutherland: I think for the same reasons
people like a rollercoaster. I think the time
element adds another danger and threat to it.
Kim Raver: They aren't afraid to really go for
it. And we can relate to that, it goes into our
fears, what would happen if there was a nuclear
But it's not all fear and loathing on the set,
especially when celebrities like John Mayer drop
KR: He's the hugest fan. We were all so flattered
he wanted to come by and he ended up doing a little
jam session for us.
JP: So is he bucking for a guest-starring role?
KS: No, I think he wanted to fire guns through
CTU, so our prop guys set him up and he had a
run at it.
And Mayer isn't the only fan. At a recent awards
show, Jamie Foxx shared his "24" love.
KS: He turned around and said, "My favorite show,
I love it," and I went, "Ah!"
JP: So what lengths do you go to keep the plotlines
KS: We rewrite and re-shoot everything. I have
gone back to McDonald's and Burger King at some
point and tried to fish it back out of the garbage
and thought that was really careless.
JP: I can just see the photos now -- Kiefer in
the trash can at McDonald's.
KS: Yeah, apparently he needs a raise.