RUSH: Hartford, Connecticut, this is Neil. Nice to have you, sir, on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Mega dittos, O’exalted provider of show prep.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir.
RUSH: I can’t help but remember, I think it feels like about a year ago now, you were talking about one of your fabulous cigar dinners that you went to.
CALLER: And if I remember your telling of the tale as I hung on your every syllable, I seem to recall you saying that you and Rudy Giuliani had each put up a hundred thousand bucks to do a walk-on roll on ’24.’ Now, unless you were one of Chang’s snipers on Monday night’s episode, I haven’t seen you yet. Is that still on? Is that still going to happen?
RUSH: I haven’t had time to get out there and do it. I’m probably not going to have time. They’re wrapping up this season, and they’re down to the wire on it, as always happens when they get to this time of the year. They’re working feverishly throughout the day. I’m not going to have time to get out there. I haven’t had time to get out there. When I went out there to shoot the pilot, ‘This Just In,’ it was weekends. They weren’t shooting ’24.’ They start shooting in July or August for the next season, and I’ll probably do it then.
CALLER: Because I was hoping that your super-secret meeting was you going to shoot.
RUSH: No, no, no. I would have told you that. I would have told you I was going out to shoot the ’24’ cameo or walk-on.
CALLER: If you handed off your walk-on to McCain, if McCain got yours, I’m not a happy camper.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no. McCain didn’t get mine. Nobody is going to get my walk-on. I don’t even know what it’s going to be. We haven’t even discussed it.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: It’ll happen at some point. I appreciate your interest in this. By the way, you got the money pretty close, and the donation was to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Michael Milken, and Surnow offered this. Joel Surnow, the creator, producer, writer, executive, everything of ’24’ made this available at the cigar dinner over a year ago, about 13 months ago.
CALLER: You’ll let us know when it’s going to happen, though?
RUSH: Well, yeah. Yeah. I may not tell you what the walk-on was so you’ll have to watch it and see.
RUSH: I don’t know. I have no idea. Actually, I’m holding out for a more prominent appearance than just a cameo walk-on, if you want to know.
CALLER: Well, hold out! Hold out! Hold out for a love scene with Chloe.
RUSH: Hold out? (Laughing.) No, that I’m not doing that.
RUSH: I’m not going to do that, but I appreciate your interest in this. Frankly, it had slipped my mind until I saw your call up there and read the slug line on it. Neil, thanks very much.