Kiefer Sutherland Stars in Jason Patric’s Play — Forgives Him for Julia Roberts Affair?
For those that don’t follow tabloid history, I’ll give you a nutshell review of one of the greatest scandals of all time. Once upon a time, Kiefer Sutherland was engaged to Julia Roberts. She left him shortly before the wedding and ran off with his best friend. So who’s the best friend in question? It was Jason Patric. Years later, Kiefer spoke kindly of Roberts in interviews, saying they were not ready to be married, and he’s thankful that she realized it. When asked about Patric, Kiefer wasn’t as kind, saying, “I’m surprised that I never got a call from him saying I’ve fallen in love da-da-da. Instead, I found out from a stranger.” Jason Patric later paid for the affair, saying, “I knew (dating her) would be trouble. But I think sometimes people walk into their own nightmare maybe not so consciously. This was a person who very much put herself in the public eye, and the public life. I think everyone has a right to privacy, but once you use your personal life to advance your fame, you really don’t have the right to say no to (the press).” Now that you know the history you can imagine my shock when I discovered that Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric are currently starring on Broadway together in That Championship Season. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Jason Miller, who also happens to be Jason Patric’s father. I’d like to note that only men can move past bad blood. If my best friend ran off with my fiance, I’d accept her invitation to star in a play only so that I could get close enough to choke her on stage.