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Jean Smart Would've "Loved to Go Back" to '24,' But Martha Logan Is Dead (Maybe)

by Nicholas White, posted Jan 7th 2010 6:30PM
Nominated for an Emmy as mentally unstable First Lady Martha Logan in '24,' Jean Smart says she wanted to return to the hit Fox show -- but it's now too late.

"Well, it's done now, I think," Smart told Moviefone at Wednesday's premiere of 'Youth in Revolt' in Hollywood, of the possibility of returning to '24.'Nominated for an Emmy as mentally unstable First Lady Martha Logan in '24,' Jean Smart says she wanted to return to the hit Fox show -- but it's now too late.

"Well, it's done now, I think," Smart told Moviefone at Wednesday's premiere of 'Youth in Revolt' in Hollywood, of the possibility of returning to '24.'

"I would have loved to have gone back again," Smart said. "But I don't know. I think Martha is in a rubber room somewhere. They kind of inferred that she offed herself. I think she did."

'24' starts its eighth season with a two-night premiere Jan. 17 and 18 and continues through May. Its future beyond that is uncertain, though two things are clear: '24' is TV's longest running espionage show in Hollywood history after 'Mission: Impossible,' and a '24' film feature once the TV show finishes is a possibility.

Kiefer Sutherland said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that he believes the show could go on indefinitely.

"We've had the most unbelievably loyal audience for the past eight seasons, and I've always said as long as people wanted to watch us do it and they were still excited about the show, we would do it," Sutherland said.

Meantime, Smart, who stars in 'Youth in Revolt' as Michael Cera's mother Estelle Twisp, is taking time off work to raise a baby daughter, Bonnie, whom she adopted. She last starred on the sitcom 'Samantha Who?,' which was canceled last May.

"That's taking up our days and nights now," she said at the premiere "They canceled our show, and that was the good thing about it, was that I had time to spend time with my daughter. But I'm starting to look around more."

Weinstein Co.'s 'Youth in Revolt' hits theaters Jan. 8.

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