Los Angeles – Paul WS Anderson put Kiefer Sutherland through “hell” on the set of Pompeii.
The director admitted Sutherland and Kit Harington were left feeling “uncomfortable” as they filmed through clouds of ash to recreate the scenes from volcano explosion that destroyed the Italian city in 79 AD.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: “We needed to plunge them into hell and it’s easier to act like that if they are in hellish conditions, if you talk to Kit or Kiefer, they would both tell you the same, it was hellish making the movie.
He added, we had a lot of very unhappy actors. Everyone was very committed to the movie and coming to work. But I think there were times when they weren’t happy. They weren’t coming in, in the mornings saying, ‘Woohoo! Pompeii!’ because they were getting ash in their eyes and in their lungs, it really was an uncomfortable movie but I think that discomfort added a huge layer of realism.”
He then joked: “Kiefer for example, makes a lot of notes in his script. About what the character is thinking, handwritten notes in his script and he would write things like, ‘NAR’, I would see this term ‘NAR’ all the way through his script.
“I said, ‘NAR’ and he said, ‘No acting required’. He said, ‘I don’t need to pretend that the world was ending. I know you’re going to make me feel like it is.”
According to the director, the 24 actor even revealed that Pompeii was the hardest film he’s ever made.
He explained: “Kiefer’s made about 50 movies and at the end of Pompeii he said, ‘That’s the toughest film I’ve ever made.’ I took that as a compliment!”
Sorry this is a few months late, but in August and September my family and I were moving from Kentucky to Wisconsin, and I didn’t have very good internet while we were staying with family. But, it’s here now and if you haven’t seen it, well now you can!
I am so very sorry for the lack of updates lately, I have been very busy the past couple of months getting things ready around the house for our big move. We have finally settled in and gotten the essentials unpacked and set up! I plan to get some more updates coming around the site soon as well! Finally, I’ve been able to get the last 3 episodes of 24: Live Another Day uploaded, I hope you all enjoy! They are only Kiefer photos, as this site is dedicated to Kiefer and not 24; if you are interested in finding caps or stills from the entire episode, check out Screencapped.net‘s 24 Gallery, which I staff
If you haven’t noticed, I also just finished putting up a new theme here at the site, and the gallery as well. I used some of the photos from Kiefer’s photoshoot for Esquire this last July.
I am so very sorry for the lack of updates lately, I have been very busy the past couple of months getting things ready around the house for our big move. My husband is now a recruiter in the U.S. Army and we just moved back home to Wisconsin! We haven’t moved in to our new place yet, as there’s lovely hoops to jump through to buy a house, but we will be moving in later this month! I finally have some time and decent (sorta) internet access, so I’ve updated the gallery with episode stills from the season finale of 24: Live Another Day. They are only Kiefer photos, as this site is dedicated to Kiefer and not 24; if you are interested in finding caps or stills from the entire episode, check out Screencapped.net‘s 24 Gallery, which I staff The missing screencaptures will be added sometime this week as well.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland is re-teaming with his 24 co-star Stephen Fry for work on a secret film project.
The British actor joined the cast of Sutherland’s hit action drama for reboot series 24: Live Another Day, which has been filmed in the U.K., and Fry now reveals the pair is working together again on a short film.
Fry gave away the news in a post on his Twitter page on Friday, writing, “At secret place filming secret short film secretly with @RealKiefer in secret for @SproutPictures #secretsquirrel.”
Sprout Pictures is the independent Film and Television production company co-owned by Fry. The firm has produced Chris O’Dowd’s TV show Moone Boy and several installments of the Sky Playhouse Presents series.