Kathie Lee & Hoda: Donald Sutherland in Crossing Lines
Donald Sutherland has been in around 170 films in his lifetime and now he is moving over to television. He is starring in the new series Crossing Lines, where he plays an inspector helping an elite team of experts solve crimes all over Europe.
He said one of the main focuses of the first few episodes is on the women of Kosovo and how Interpol handles the situation there. There is one part in the show where people are questioning the use of Interpol to solve crimes against these women but Interpol will not let anyone solve the problem because they do not want to make certain people look bad.
“They can’t get a permission to study the crimes,” said Sutherland of how Interpol is portrayed in the show.
Sutherland said he fell in love with the show because of the writing. It was so good that he had to accept the role when it was offered. He also commented that the show is about people who use their intelligence and ability to observe to solve these crimes. He called it an “observational series.”
Today Show: Actors Making the Switch from Movie to Television
A lot of actors would shy away from television after they made it on the big screen but it seems nowadays more and more actors are turning to television to do some of their best acting. Although Kathie Lee only saw this type of change happening recently, Sutherland said it’s been happening for a long time.
“It changed a long time ago,” said Sutherland.
Sutherland said he liked working on a television character because you have ten or more hours with the character. He can develop his character throughout the series instead of trying to develop them in short amount of time in a movie.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Donald Sutherland Most Famous for Hunger Games
While many of his fans used to call him Kiefer Sutherland’s father, Donald Sutherland is now getting a lot of recognition for his role in The Hunger Games.
“Instead of hugging my shoulders, fans are attacking my kneecaps,” he joked referring to the age of most Hunger Games fans.
Today: Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland Making a Western Together
Donald Sutherland said he will be making a movie with his son this summer. They are going to start filming a Western about two cowboys in 1870 Kansas. Although they have appeared in the same movies, Sutherland said this was the first time the two have done a movie together.
Kiefer Sutherland: 10 New Episodes of 24
Donald Sutherland laid to rest the rumors of a 24 movie. He said Kiefer is instead going to do 10 new episodes of 24.
You can see more Donald Sutherland when Crossing Lines premieres this Sunday, June 23 2013 on NBC.
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