Corey Hawkins during ’24: Legacy’ Premiere: "I Don’t Have to Step Up and Be Jack Bauer"

The up-and-coming actor knew he had large boots to fill when holding a lead in Fox’s reboot. But says he’s no Bauer—and was never ostensible to be.

“All we have to do is travel in Eric Carter’s shoes—I don’t have to step adult and be Jack Bauer. There’s no vigour to do that,” Hawkins told The Hollywood Reporter at a premiere during New York’s Spring Studios. “What everybody desired about 24 is still there—the clock, a tick, a lean-in factor, a pacing. You can lay behind and watch it, though you’re also intent in a [controversy] of it all. But during a same time, it’s also unequivocally personal to Eric, and that’s what happened final time: People fell in adore with Jack.”

Kiefer, an executive writer on 24: Legacy, didn’t go far, though wanted Hawkins to be means to figure his possess role. Because of that, Hawkins has turn a new kind of hero.

“Kiefer is amazing—I’ve been a fan of his for years,” Hawkins said. “He wanted me to concede a impression to continue to warn me. Sometimes as actors we feel like we wish to reason on and control where a impression goes. In film we know that arc, and in museum we know that arc. But with television, and quite this show, all we can be is in a moment. And for an actor, that’s a biggest gift. Kiefer was unequivocally good about vouchsafing me do that, since he knows what this is to his core.”

Hawkins isn’t a usually favourite lighting adult a screen, though: With a different expel and both clever masculine and womanlike leads, a uncover is certain to give viewers a much-needed sip of strength. And, lady power.

Miranda Otto, who plays Rebecca Ingram, a former executive of a Council Terrorist Unit and mother to presidential claimant John Donovan (Jimmy Smits, Star Wars, NYPD Blue), isn’t new to personification bureaucratic roles. Formerly Allison Carr, a CIA hire arch on Homeland, she’s happy to continue portraying clever females in a spotlight during such an critical time for women’s rights.

“I was vehement to play an actor in comprehension again. There are so many successful women operative in intelligence, though it’s still seen as a male-dominated world. Usually a directors of a comprehension agencies are men, so we found it fascinating that they chose a woman,” Otto said. “In all we do, we like to set a thought for girls that they can do anything. we was unequivocally changed by Hillary Clinton’s debate when she mislaid a election—she didn’t wish immature girls to feel like it wasn’t probable and wanted them to know a womanlike boss will eventually happen. That’s important.”

24: Legacy premieres Sunday, Feb. 5 after a Super Bowl on FOX.