TV tough guy Kiefer Sutherland showed off his
feminine side during a televised interview on Wednesday -- wearing a woman's
dress in front of millions of viewers after losing a sports bet with a pal.
The "24" star, who plays
hard man Jack Bauer in the hit TV series, made an appearance on an episode of
"The Late Show with David Letterman," and stunned the host by walking on wearing
an unflattering green paisley frock, teamed with bare legs and army boots.
Sutherland apologized to Letterman and blamed his unusual attire on an unwise
bet with a friend over a soccer game last weekend.
He says, "I lost a bet, over the weekend I was so sure that the New England
(Patriots) was going to win (against the Baltimore Ravens) that I told a guy who
used to be my friend that if New England lost, I'd wear a dress on Letterman. So
here I am... it's quite slimming.
"You should have seen me shopping for this thing today. I walked into a store
and said, 'I'm shopping for a big gal...' and the lady said, 'How big?' and I
said, 'Well... kinda my size. Do you mind if I try it on?' I got a little
nervous. The guy who I made the bet with... this is the end of our
And Letterman was so amused by his guest's bravado, he offered Sutherland
$1,000 to ride the subway in his new clothes.
The actor retorted: "I have to say, riding the subway would probably be
easier than what I'm going through right now. This might be the most humiliating
moment of my life and I've had a couple of them to choose from. Not looking
really butch now, and I'd like to apologize to my mom and my dad... and any
friends I have left out there..."