Freddie Prinze Jr. Says He Quit Acting Because Kiefer Sutherland Is A Douchebag

Freddie Prinze Jr. smile GIFIn case you, like me, were wondering where Freddie Prinze Jr. has been all these years that he hasn’t been warming your bed and/or your television screen, apparently we can blame Kiefer Sutherland. CURSE YOU KIEFER SUTHERLAND.

Freddie was at Comic Con in San Diego this past weekend, presumably doing a late round of press for Scooby Doowhich is the last thing I can recall seeing him in, and for whatever reason, he completely lit into Kiefer as being the worst person ever. ABC News was there, and they quote him as saying:

“I did ’24.’ It was terrible. I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that.”

Um, maybe they have, after a couple glasses of wine in their own living room, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody call him out on the record like this. Plus, Freddie shot his arc on 24 all the way back in 2010, so what’s triggering the word vomit now? How bad could it have possibly been?

“I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped.”

I knew I had someone to blame for the sudden extinction of my childhood crush, I just didn’t realize that someone was Kiefer Sutherland. Too early to mount my steed and go charging off into the sunset, seeking revenge? I should probably at least wait until Freddie is done bashing him.

“I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE for Christ’s sake, and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer…but at least he was cool. And tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which [24] made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box, or don’t hire me next time! You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4″.”

Whoa, SHOTS FIRED. Bragging about your height? Blaming a known asshole for being the reason you quit acting? What did he ever do to you? (And be specific this time.)

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    • capoupascap

      Kiefer Sutherland has always seemed like such an awful human being. I would totally believe FPJ had a negative experience with him. But to blame him for you quitting acting? Eh, that has to be some truly terrible experience and I’m not buying it. Sidenote: am I the only one who thinks it’s gross Jose Cuervo hired Kiefer to schill their alcohol?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I know, so weird.
        And ewwww! I didn’t realize they had! He’s so openly struggled with it over the years that that seems completely inappropriate!

    • jen27

      What is the context for this? And also, he didn’t really quit. I’ve seen him in guest roles on Bones and Witches of East End in the past year. (PS: I actually think he’s better looking now with that salt and pepper hair).

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oof, you and me both. I love a little salt and pepper.

      • capoupascap

        Agreed. He’s aged really well.

      • Elyne

        He looks really good now SMG is one lucky women.

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    • Vera

      Yeahhhh… Kiefer Sutherland might indeed be a douchebag and all that, but I’m sure Emily Browning and Kit Harrington aren’t gonna quit acting just because they shot “Pompeii” with him.

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    • Tpce

      He slayed Buffy that’s all I got to say, good job Freddie. I will always crush on some SMG.

    • AnonyMouse

      I had a friend in college who was dating one of Kiefer’s cousins and she and he had nothing but bad, bad things to say about him. His family doesn’t invite him to family functions anymore or anything because he’s so horrible about it basically telling them it’s not worth his time, and he wouldn’t go even if he could. It’s one thing if you’re busy with work obligations, it’s another to berate people for wanting to make you feel included. It’s a real shame too, because apparently his father, Donald, is super nice.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yikes. That’s intense.

      • AnonyMouse

        It is pretty intense. I’ve personally never met him, he could be a misunderstood guy, but I’ve only heard bad things, unfortunately :(

      • TJ

        Donald is the best!

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    • joanne

      Kiefer was one of my earliest crushes so I’ll always take his side. :)

    • Cindy

      Hysterical! I find Prince Jr. pretty funny. I can’t help liking the guy. Kiefer was hot for about 2 seconds in th ’80′s and now he’s an unattractive dick.