People always hear about the difficult actors and actresses to work with in Hollywood and few have ever heard those statements about Kiefer Sutherland. Apparently Freddie Prinze Jr. must not have met the same actor numerous other actors have worked with when he was cast in a minor role on the hit Fox television series ‘24’ almost five years ago. So, what does an actor do when he has some minimal work over the past five years? Freddie Prinze Jr recently was interviewed by ABC News at Comic Con and made statements of his time on the hit Fox drama regarding Kiefer Sutherland’s unprofessionalism on the set. The young actor best known for being Sarah Michelle Gellar’s husband and acting in the Scooby Doo movies, he was the other guy in the film next to Shaggy, did not enjoy his time on the hit series.
The actor recently claimed that he nearly quit acting because of Sutherland’s behavior on set while other actors and crew members have stated nothing but praise for Sutherland’s behaviors and work ethic. It is not surprising that most people may not even know who Prinze Jr is, other than his connection through his wife or his late father.
Kiefer Sutherland has a long history of movie roles and television work including ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘Flatliners’, ‘Young Guns’ and most recently ‘Touch’ also on the Fox network. Sutherland is the son of actor Donald Sutherland and has been cast alongside Hollywood elite Sandra Bullock, Kevin Bacon, Charlie Sheen, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Sally Fields.
Freddie Prinze Jr was at the top of his acting career during the early to mid 1990’s with a few teen movies, the Scooby Doo franchise films and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. He returned to acting on ‘24’ after some minor roles in film and then continued to act in television series after his stint on ‘24’.
The recent statements by Prinze Jr. may jeopardize his career more than it would affect Sutherland’s career. When an acting career stalls making negative statements about a job you had almost five years ago will not benefit it and will often lead to more negative press for that actor and limited acting roles.