Sean Young says "everybody should boycott" the Blade Runner sequel if she's not in it
While promoting her new film, JUG FACE, actress Sean Young was asked what involvement she has in the developing BLADE RUNNER sequel with director Ridley Scott, to which the actress gave a rather scathing response, saying that "everybody should boycott it" if she's not cast back in the role as Rachel.
"Alcon – they’re the ones that own it and apparently they have Ridley to direct it — and when I met with them they didn’t make any offer-plans to include me. And when I called Ridley Scott’s office, he doesn’t call me back. So I guess they’re going to go, like, prequel or…I don’t know what they’re going to do. But my official opinion is that, if they don’t include me in it, everybody should boycott it. Because it’s stupid not to have me in it. It’s really stupid. That’s my opinion! I mean, you try to tell people something sensible in Hollywood and sometimes they just don’t listen, you know. And they usually pay the price too, because everybody’s an expert."
Young starred in the role for the original film in 1982, but Scott has said that it will be a sequel and not a prequel that will feature a female protagonist. How far into the future the sequel will take place is unknown and it's also unclear whether any returning characters will be featured. Recently, screenwriter Michael Green (GREEN LANTERN) was hired to rewrite the script and singer Katy Perry has expressed interest in playing the lead role, but no news on production dates, casting, or proposed release have been put out. As for Young, she's no stranger to controversy over roles, as many may remember her exploits in trying to secure the role of Catwoman by dressing up as the character and storming the Warner Bros. lot to convince Tim Burton to hire her. The role went to Michelle Pfeiffer instead.
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|Extra Tidbit:||One of my favorite "late night" movies is Love Crimes with Young and Patrick Bergin. How the times have changed since then...|