Kiefer Sutherland Makes Sure Mary Lynn Rajskub Comes Back For More 24
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KIEFER Sutherland risked the reboot of his hit series 24 for costar Mary Lynn Rajskub!
The actor demanded that Rajskub return as fan favorite Chloe O’Brian, a ditsy but brilliant systems analyst and Bauer’s close confidante – and producers agreed, according to a report.
“Fox and Imagine Entertainment were perfectly willing to do the new 24 series with Kiefer as the only returning cast member,” an industry insider said.
“It would have saved them a bundle. The deal was pretty much done until Kiefer put his foot down about Mary. He didn’t care what it cost – he wanted Chloe back on the show or the show was dead.”
The reboot, 24: Live Another Day, will air in spring 2014, with Chloe on board and Rajskub, 42, getting a 100 percent raise in episode fees, all arranged by Kiefer.
“Mary’s in real shock over Kiefer’s loyalty – at least to the Chloe character,” said the source.
“They were never really close off the set. He thinks her character, Chloe, is the glue that holds the series together.
“Mary’s thrilled for the work – and the cash!”
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