Shohreh Aghdashloo said her time appearing as a female terrorist on the Fox show 24 came to an abrupt end — and she thinks Kiefer Sutherland was behind it.
In a new memoir, the 61-year-old actress talks about her time in Hollywood and what it was like growing up in Iran. The book, The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines, also shed a bit of light on what might be her most famous role, as a protagonist on 24.
Shohreh Aghdashloo said working with Kiefer Sutherland was difficult, adding that he was prone to anger.
“I’m afraid working with him proved to be hard. That young man was pretty angry,” she said during an appearance on Fox Friends. “At the end of the day, I thought he was angry with himself.”
Aghdashloo said her character was not originally intended to be killed, or at least not as early as it happened. And she think Kiefer Sutherland may have had something to do with it.
“The plot changed. I have a feeling that he did [have a role in my departure].”
While Aghdashloo got an abrupt ending to her time on 24, fans of the show have also felt cheated in getting closure. After the show wrapped up, there was buzz that a 24 movie would follow soon but the talk seemed to go nowhere.
Now, director Antoine Fuqua said a 24 movie most likely not going to happen at all.
“Yeah, that’s not happening,” Fuqua said. “I don’t think it’s gonna’ happen at all, definitely not with me. I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [Touch]….I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing.”
Shohreh Aghdashloo added that quite a bit of controversy arose from her role on 24. There were allegations from her native Iran that she chose the role for political reasons, but she insists she took it because it was “complex and challenging.”