Kim Raver on 24’s Jack Bauer and Audrey Raines: “I Want Them To Be Together Forever and Ever”

Kim Raver at 24: Live Another Day World Premiere Event for Fox
Kim Raver dishes on the new season of 24 plus her partnership with Colgate for National Women's Health Week Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FOX

Jack's back, damnit!

Kiefer Sutherland as America's favorite terrorist-fighting lonestar, Jack Bauer, returns in the reboot of 24, which premieres on Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

Along with series favorites Mary Lynn Rajskub and William Devane, who play Chloe and President Heller, respectively, Kim Raver will reprise her role as Jack's love interest and Heller's, Audrey Raines.

Saying yes to the opportunity was a no-brainer for Raver, a mother of Luke, 11, and Leo, 6. "It's so rare that you get to revisit a role that you finish," Raver, who has teamed up with Colgate Total for National Women's Health Week, tells Us Weekly. "We all said our farewells and then to get the call four years later that we're coming back, it's a very 24 moment."

Fans of the show will see a newly revived Audrey, who was last in a devastated, bedridden state. "She's been through so much and at the top of the season she has a quieter voice because of the damage she's experienced," Raver teases. "But what's exciting is that she finds her voice and it's interesting to find out why and how and to see her start to evolve from there."

The new season also finds Audrey married to her father-slash-the-president's chief of staff, Mark Boudreau (played by Tate Donovan), but Raver is still rooting for Jack. "I'm a hopeless romantic so I want them to be together forever and ever," Raver tells Us. "There's something very fundamentally romantic about these two damaged people who deserve to be together."

Apart from the highly anticipated return of 24, Raver is passionate about her partnership with Colgate Total for National Women's Health Week, which kicks off May 11th. "I really believe in living a healthy lifestyle," Raver tells Us. "And we're all so busy, and whether we're moms or working or working moms, sometimes we need to be reminded to take care of ourselves."

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