'24' star has no time for Patric
"24" star Kiefer Sutherland has forgiven ex-fiancee Julia Roberts for running off with Jason Patric in 1991. But Patric is still on agent Jack Bauer's watch list of romantic terrorists.
"I commend Julia for seeing how young and silly we were, even at the last minute, even as painful and as difficult as it was," says Sutherland, who was days away from marrying Roberts. "Thank God she saw it."
Does he still hold a grudge against Patric, who whisked her off to Ireland?
"It's not a matter of that," says Sutherland. "We were friends, and I'm surprised that I never got a call from him saying I've fallen in love with da-da-da. Instead, I found out from a stranger."
But Patric didn't hurt him half as much as booze has.
"It's absolutely caused me the most grief," he tells Erik Hedegaard in the new Rolling Stone. "I've embarrassed my mother and my family and, most specifically, my daughter."
At least he's off coke — thanks, in small part, to his interest in the culinary arts.
"I did like the ceremony, the ritual of preparing cocaine as much as doing it," he tells Britain's Mail on Sunday. "I did it for a year, loved it and then stopped. I feel the same way about cooking now — it's an amazing time to focus on something else."
Indeed, what's better than thinking of Jason Patric as you're dicing those carrots?