Kiefer Sutherland: Making a Music Video ‘Was One of the Hardest Things I’ve Ever Shot in My Life’
Kiefer Sutherland has starred in several hit TV shows and movies -- 24, A Few Good Men, Flatliners and others -- so when it came time to film the music video for his debut single, "Not Enough Whiskey," from his upcoming Down in a Hole album, the seasoned actor expected that it would be an easy task.
"I was like, ‘No, this I got in the bag. I’ll do the video; that’s no problem. At least that, I know what to do with, and we’ll be done by lunch,'" Sutherland recalled to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event -- but he quickly found that filming a video was a much more daunting task than he'd initially anticipated.
"It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever shot in my life. There are no cuts, so it was all one go, or one take, one long take, at least to the bar ... and it actually took two days. I was so embarrassed," Sutherland reveals. "That’s when I started to realize that this was actually very different in my head, because of the personal nature of what I was trying to do. It was just inherently different than anything else I had done before as an actor."
It's fitting that the clip proved to be a challenge, however: It was challenge that led Sutherland to record Down in a Hole in the first place.
"There’s a terrible stigma of an actor doing music -- trust me, it makes my eyes want to roll back in my own head -- but I like my songs, and I wanted to tell those stories," Sutherland tells The Boot. "As an actor, that’s my interest in doing films and theater, is being able to tell those stories, and this was an extension of that, but on a much more personal level."
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