Kiefer Sutherland had to leave a bar holding his jeans together in his bum cheeks after he ripped them riding a bucking bronco.
During filming for this week’s The Jonathan Ross Show, the actor told Jonathan that he wasn’t wearing any underwear when he sliced his pants open whilst riding the mechanical rodeo bull.
He said: “I was shooting a film in New Mexico and…it was our last night and we went to this big old cowboy bar and…the kid who was running the bull said, ‘Hey, my girlfriend’s back there and it would be so cool for me if I could just run the bull with you on it.’ And we’d had a few drinks and I was like, ‘I don’t think that’s a very good idea.’ And he said, ‘Please, it would mean so much to me,’ And I said, ‘Ok, fine.’
“And I got on it, and I didn’t realise quite how much he wanted to show off to his girlfriend, so I strapped in and was being very relaxed about it. And he goes whack whack [on the controls] and my head hit the front and then the back, I broke two fingers and I split my pants from the crotch all the way up to the back of my belt. And it was one of the nights I wasn’t wearing underwear, so it was the longest exit out of a bar I’ve ever had because I had to get the two pieces of jean clenched in my bottom and literally had to walk out and then get my fingers fixed.”
Kiefer also revealed that his two grandsons, Hamish and Quinn, call him ‘grumpy’ after getting mis-hearing their father saying ‘grampy’. He said about being a granddad: “It’s fantastic. They’re amazing, they really are. Hamish is now six and a half, almost seven, and where I’m shooting Touch, they live literally around the block and then when he’s finished school he comes to work with me and we hang out and he just absolutely adores the young boy, Jake, who plays my son. It’s a fantastic time.”
Jonathan: “And do they call you grandpa? gramps?”
Kiefer: “Well, it’s really funny because between Adam’s Scottish accent and my daughter’s Californian accent, grandpa or grampy went to grumpy. And he calls me grumpy and then when he finally realised what it meant he thought it was hysterical and so now he still calls me grumpy.”
Also talking to Jonathan for this Saturday’s show, Amanda Seyfried revealed that she collects taxidermy and Freddie Flintoff said he’s ‘shit’ at cricket now and revealed that he’s scared of the dark.
Talking about playing cricket now, Freddie said: “My ambition’s far bigger than my talent, I’ve played a few charity games and I’m at the point now where you go out and everyone thinks, ‘Oh he’s going to be alright, he’ll do this and that.’ And I’m shit. I wasn’t very good towards the end of my career, so now I’m retired I’m not very good, but I still enjoy it, I still enjoy playing.”
He added: “I’m scared of the dark. When I was growing up there was a man across the road and he had this big car and he said, ‘If you clean the car, all the kids across the street can come to watch videos in our house. We started off with Raiders of the Lost Ark and then the Exorcist, I was nine, so after that I’ve been scared for life. I tell the wife that we keep the lights on on the landing for the kids.”
Amanda said: “I recently decided I was going to start building a parliament of owls because I only have one…but I have a horse, a miniature horse, it’s a baby. It’s quite small, it’s much bigger than my dog. His name’s Antoine…I bought him in Paris, he was sitting with every kind of animal you can possibly imagine, giraffes, zebras, scorpions, and they were all sitting in this incredible installation and that’s when I decided that this was going to be a life long hobby. When taxidermy is done well it’s an amazing piece of art and I love animals and they’re very easy to look after when they’re dead.”