term as Jack Bauer's unpopular boss in hit drama 24
came to an abrupt end this week - he was poisoned by nerve gas. The actor didn't expect to be on the show as long as he was this season because his character, Lynn McGill, was one of the least loved on TV. He says, "I was only supposed to do a few episodes. It became a guessing game about how gruesome or spectacular my death would be."
Astin wasn't the only leading cast member killed off this week - longtime 24 star Carlos Bernard's
character Tony Almeida took a lethal injection from a terrorist suspect. Bernard admits he wasn't surprised when producers and writers informed him his end was coming on the show - he even joked about the way he'd like his character to be killed off.
He explains, "Unless your name's Kiefer (Sutherland)
, be careful what you wish for."
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