Monday, May 18, 2009
24 Finale Preview! Plus: Carlos Bernard Says Kiefer Sutherland's Head-Butt Case "Smells Bad"
This Monday from 8 to 10 pm/ET, Fox's 24 wraps up its latest wild day with Jack compelled to set free his fallen friend, Tony, lest daughter Kim get killed. In this TVGuide.com Q&A, Carlos Bernard previews the surprise-filled season-ender, takes some issue with Tony's "bad guy" status, and also shares his take on Kiefer Sutherland's recent scrape with the law, saying the whole situation "smells bad."
Are we going to get a final showdown between Jack and Tony?
Bernard: The thing that's going to be really satisfying for fans is that we definitely get a face-off between the characters. We just screened [the finale] for, like, 1,200 people, and they went bananas. It's probably my favorite finale in the seven years.
Watching Kiefer convulse during Jack's seizure scenes gave me chills. As his scene partner, what's it like standing there, laying witness to that?
Bernard: He's pretty fantastic, and so great to work with. When we have scenes together, we know it's going to be a great day. We really push each other to new levels.
Brooke Shields is saying that she can't fathom the frenzy surrounding her, Kiefer and this head-butting case. [Sutherland was charged with misdemeanor assault after he was accused of head-butting fashion designer Jack McCollough, following an argument at a New York City night club.] How is Kiefer himself reacting to the media circus?
He's doing really well, considering. It's out there how I feel about it — he's a good friend of mine, and I've got to say I'm amazed by how patient and courteous he is with people coming up to him. I've never seen anything but that. I've never even seen him have a cross word with anybody. He filled me in on what happened [that night], and the situation just smells bad to me. I'm going to be completely honest with you — I think [McCollough]'s looking for publicity, and he got more than he was hoping for.
Vist tvguide.com for more of the interview http://www.tvguide.com/News/24-Finale-Bernard-1006138.aspx