Kiefer Sutherland gets emotional working with his father.
The 55-year-old actor shared the screen with his father Donald, 86, and Kiefer cherishes his memories on set with the veteran star.
He told Irish Independent’s Weekend magazine: “It’s all the emotions in one bag. I remember that moment [on set with Donald] which will always make me smile. When I go to work, I take it seriously, I don’t mess around, I’m prepared. He’s one of the few actors I’ve worked with that I really look up to, you know, and there was this moment where he made this gesture that’s really familiar to me because I know him, obviously, and it is a gesture that I make myself. I watch him work, staring at him, and there’s this long pause and it’s, ‘Oh shit, it’s my turn, right?’ I just got caught watching it and was so impressed with what it was doing that I actually forgot what I was supposed to do.”
Although his late mother Shirley Douglas was an actress, Donald insisted it was not inevitable that he would follow in his parents’ footsteps.
He said: “I have a twin sister who absolutely wants nothing to do with it, and two of my three younger brothers have nothing to do with it. The one in the middle is playing music and acting.”
But Kiefer did catch the acting bug when he starred alongside River Phoenix and Corey Feldman in Rob Reiner’s 1986 film, “Stand By Me.”
He said: “Oh my God, I have memories of that movie for so many different reasons. It was the first big thing I did in the States and it was really huge, you know? Me behold, a provincial little boy from Canada and all of a sudden I’m doing a Hollywood movie. It was Columbia Studios – they were right next to Warner Bros. We shot on location in Eugene, Oregon, and it looked like to a big problem in a small town.