Freddie Prinze Jr. isn’t a fan of Keifer Sutherland and he isn’t afraid to let everyone know about it. When speaking to ABC News during Comic-Con, Prinze said he was so miserable shooting 24 in 2010 he considered quitting acting altogether.
“I did 24. It was terrible. I hated every moment of it,” he told ABC News. “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.”
The actor and dad added, “I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”
And Prinze didn’t stop his concerns over working with difficult actors there. He also detailed his experience with working with Vince McMahon saying, “I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE for Christ’s sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. But at least he was cool and tall,” Prinze said. “I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. 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-foot-4.”
Prinze, in recent years, has guest-starred on Fox’s Bones and Lifetime’s Witches of East End. He also does voiceover work for Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels. Prinze’s wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has had short stints on the CW’s Ringer and CBS’ The Crazy Ones – both of which were cancelled after one season.
Prinze was present at Comic-Con to promote his respective project, Star Wars Rebels while Sutherland was also there to promote “24: Live Another Day.” While it is unclear if the two crossed paths at the convention, Sutherland’s previous accounts of working with Prinze have been nothing but positive.
“We have some great actors joining us … Freddie Prinze Jr. is playing my partner,” the “Stand By Me” star told Parade magazine in 2009 about season 8 of “24.” “It’s this great balance between something that’s new and what fans will find familiar.”