Freddie Prinze Jr (haven’t heard that name in a while!) appeared on 24 back in 2010, and while the hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland had its share of fans, Freddie was not one of them. In fact, his experience of working with Kiefer was so awful, he wanted to quit acting for good after wrapping, as he revealed at Comic-Con this past weekend.
From ABC News:
“I did 24, it was terrible, I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that, so I just sort of stopped.
“I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ’s sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time. You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4″.”
Apparently Kiefer had no idea that Freddie hates his guts so much, because here’s the statement his rep vomited to People:
“Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie’s grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”
Something tells me that’s a load of bullshit. To be honest, I don’t know much about either of these guys. I don’t think I’ve heard many nightmare stories about Kiefer Sutherland, but it does sound very vaguely familiar? Who knows, but Freddie must have been having a bad day to bring up something 4 years old out of the blue like that…