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On Monday, July 28 actor Kiefer Sutherland responded to criticism from Freddie Prinze Jr., who claimed the ‘24’ star was so tough to work with that he almost quit acting over Kiefer’s “unprofessional” behavior.
“I did ’24,’ it was terrible. I hated every moment of it,” Prinze said. “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 38-year old appeared alongside Sutherland in ‘24’ as Cole Ortiz in 2010. The experience was so bad, he nearly gave up acting.
“I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”
According to a representative for Sutherland, the feeling isn’t mutual.
“Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie‘s grievances,” Sutherland’s rep said. “Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”
Sutherland also had nothing but kind words for Freddie in 2009.
“We have some great actors joining us — Mykelti Williamson is the head of CTU, Freddie Prinze Jr. is playing my partner,” Kiefer said in an interview with Parade of season 8. “So, it’s this great balance between something that’s new and what fans will find familiar.”
Prinze, probably best know for his roles in the 1990’s hits “She’s All That” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” has only guest starred on several television series since his ‘24’ days.