It seems Kiefer Sutherland and Demi Moore are making dreams come true for the nostalgic ’80s lovers out there. Rumors are suggesting that the two veteran actors, who are starring together in the Jon Cassar western, Forsaken, have become romantically involved, after years of friendship. But is it true?
Kiefer, himself, talked about the rumored romance, as he sat down to promote Forsaken, a film that also has him acting alongside his real life father, Donald Sutherland.
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The short answer is no. Sadly, Demi and Kiefer are still just the good friends they have always been, though Sutherland’s response may indicate stronger feelings on his part.
“First of all, as honored as I would be if that were true, it is not true,” Kiefer said of the reports on Wednesday. “Demi is a friend of mine.”
Gossip is a part of the business for celebrities like Moore and Sutherland, but the 24 actor says he tries to stay ahead of the rumors and dispel them as much as he can, before they snowball out of control.
Professionally, Mr. Sutherland speaks highly of Demi Moore and her ability to make a role come alive, just as she has done in Forsaken. He adds that Demi was really made for her Forsaken role, because it brings out those traits Ms. Moore shares with women of the western pioneering era.
“I just think she’s an extraordinary actor and she has a real pioneer spirit,” Sutherland said of Demi. “I think of the women that helped break through to the West of this country, and helped develop the West of this country. They were incredibly strong and Demi is an incredibly strong woman.”
Kiefer recalled the first day of filming and seeing Moore in full costume, thinking how resilient and firm she looked. It was the perfect image for her character. The Forsaken actor says he looks at her with admiration as a fellow actor and as a friend.
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They say you should never work with family, but for Kiefer Sutherland, this has been a lifelong dream. Finally able to star beside his father, the younger Sutherland says he’s been wanting to work with Donald for 30 years. Even as a child, Kiefer looked forward to the day he would at least be able to watch Donald’s films, which were mostly R-rated. Kiefer says he sat down and watched them all, as soon as he turned 18-years-old.
“I remember feeling really bad as a son that I wasn’t aware of not only how prolific my father was as an actor but what he had really contributed to the art of cinema.”
Kiefer Sutherland was raised by his mother, Shirley Douglas, when Donald and Douglas divorced in 1970, so the father-son relationship became strained early on, but the younger Sutherland accepts that is often the way between boys and their dads. Kiefer says it’s similar to life in the animal kingdom, comparing fathers and sons to lions and their cubs. He says there will always come the day for the cub to challenge the lion, just as the day will come, when the lion needs the cub’s help.
Now, Kiefer and Donald are on the best of terms.
Forsaken speaks to just that kind of strained relationship, telling the tale of a bitter gunfighter and his efforts to make peace with his estranged father. Adding to the turmoil is the brutal band of land robbers threatening their community.
Forsaken is currently showing in theaters. Check your local listings for venues and times.
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