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Kiefer Sutherland: ‘TIFF is where my adult life began’

Kiefer Sutherland is back in Toronto and happy to be in the city for the Toronto International Film Festival. Cheryl Hickey caught up with the star to talk all about his latest movie, Forsaken, and working with his dad, Donald.

First off, Kiefer can’t hide his excitement and tells Cheryl he is so thrilled to have this movie at TIFF. Remembering, “The first film I ever made was a film called The Bay Boy, it screened here for the very first time (31 years ago). So in many ways I’ve always regarded TIFF, Toronto, this is where my adult life began.”

Not only is he happy to be back, “to be able to have something as important and as special as this film I did with my father – Foresaken – be able to come here and have its premiere event here. It feels like coming home and that’s been very special for me.”

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Believe or not, even after all these years, this was the first time the father-son duo have worked together on a movie. “This is the most time we’ve ever been able to spend together” in the end he says, it wasn’t all about acting “it was really just about spending time.”

As for added pressure having the big man on set, “normally on a film, if I decide I’m going to go take a nap instead of go have lunch, I would just not even think twice about it, I would do it.”