Actor Kiefer Sutherland visits a Calgary Pub Saturday night in McKenzie Towne in S.E. Calgary.
Credits: COURTESY PHOTO/ASHELY HOWARD
CALGARY -- In his signature television role he's often undercover, but that wasn't the case for the man behind Mr. Jack Bauer in Calgary over the weekend.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland, perhaps best known for his longtime role on the fast-paced television drama 24, was more than happy to visit and drink with fans -- even taking off his shirt at one point -- at the Bear & Kilt Freehouse at 110 8 Ave. S.W. Saturday night, according to bar patrons.
In the Calgary area to shoot part of the upcoming film Redemption, Sutherland was hanging out at the pub along with co-star Demi Moore, screenwriter Brad Mirman and one other person, much to the delight of customers, said Dominique Gosselin and her friend Ashley Howard.
"He was giving everyone the time of day, it was cool," said Gosselin, a dedicated 24 fan. "He was very open to talking to people."
The party left the pub, but Sutherland returned shortly with Mirman, giving Gosselin and Howard the chance for a quick meet-and-greet outside the bar.
"It was totally surreal, I was starstruck," Gosselin said.
Added Howard: "We were asking how they were liking Canada and they said they were really enjoying their stay here."
The two friends said Sutherland and Mirman ended up staying to hang out in the pub.
Howard said Sutherland seemed to be having quite a good time, with people buying him shots "left, right and centre."
Carlos Bulk, who arrived at the bar about 1:30 a.m. to find patron's still abuzz with Sutherland there, said the actor seemed intoxicated.
"He was stumbling, he took his shirt off, he was dancing," he said. "It was a funny experience."
Calls to the bar Sunday were not answered.