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Sutherland has never watched an episode of 24

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Kiefer Sutherland has said he does not feel comfortable watching himself on screen and has never watched an episode of his hit series 24.

The actor told Jonathan Ross, "I haven't watched an episode of 24. But I know how it goes, I have read the script."

His discomfort at watching himself perform came very early in his career when he attended a screening of Stand By Me in 1986.

Sutherland explained, "I had a girlfriend and we went to the cast and crew screening and I had a very specific idea of what I wanted to do with the character. I was standing there, we watched the movie and everything I thought I wanted to do, I hadn't done at all.

"All I saw was myself up there and I was mortified and my girlfriend was saying, 'I thought it was really great'. I said, 'Don't patronise me. I need to get another job. If I don't get another job and this comes out I'm dead and my career is over'."

He added, "It was really lucky for me because there was another film that I didn't want to do that I took because of that, which was Lost Boys, so clearly I am not the person to watch my own work."

24: Live Another Day is set to begin airing in May.

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