Former "24" star Kiefer Sutherland said he received an unwelcome surprise two years ago after he ended his eight seasons on the Fox hit, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed. The surprise was that he had a hard time finding work.
Speaking at a drama roundtable, Sutherland said he didn’t have many choices once the show ended. "I didn’t actually," he said. "I was quite surprised by that."
Sutherland received a string of Emmy nominations during his “24” run, both as an actor and as one of the show’s producers. He won on both fronts in 2006, when the show received the Emmy for outstanding drama series and Sutherland was named outstanding lead actor.
He ended up returning to Fox to star in “Touch,” with part of that decision motivated by the security of a regular TV paycheck.
Said Sutherland: "’24’ was the first time I had a real job. It was the first time in my life where every three months I wasn’t panicked to death about how I was going to feed my kids."