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Sean Young Says She Should've Had The Role Of Vickers In 'Prometheus'

by Ben Brock
August 13, 2013 9:25 AM
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Sean Young hasn't had the easiest career in the world. One great role—as Rachel in Ridley Scott's “Blade Runner”—will stay with us forever, but her wider career never really took off the way you might have expected it to after starring in such a legendary film. Young's part in “Wall Street” was cut from substantial to pretty minor, and a horse-riding injury got her fired from Tim Burton's “Batman” and replaced with Kim Basinger; she was then cast in Warren Beatty's “Dick Tracy” before being fired from that too. The year after that—we're in 1991 now, almost ten years after “Blade Runner,” without having had another major role—she won two acting Razzies for the same movie, playing twins in “A Kiss Before Dying.” Since then, she hasn't had a lot of high profile work.

So it's maybe not surprising that Young sounded a little resentful recently when she claimed that Scott should have cast her over Charlize Theron in his most recent sci-fi movie, “Prometheus.” Young sounded off at the premiere for her new film “Jug Face,” saying of Theron's performance as Meredith Vickers that "It's like she was bored out of her mind—you can see it—and it's like, 'Oh my god!' That would have been really good for me, right?,” and going on to suggest that, "It would have been a nod to people who like 'Blade Runner,' it would have been like, 'See, I'm using Sean again,' right? Nah."

Like we say, Young hasn't had the happiest of careers, and it's not surprising that she wants to work again with the director who gave her her best role (she recently also called for a boycott of the gestating “Blade Runner” sequel if she wasn't cast in it). But frankly, “Prometheus” was a disapointment, and Meredith Vickers a dull, dull part so perhaps Young should count herself lucky she missed out on that. [Digital Spy]

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  • alphabet | August 13, 2013 2:57 PMReply

    Why the fuck is Playlist covering this gossip?

  • Sam Taylor Johnson | August 13, 2013 12:30 PMReply

    Sean Young for 50 Shades, anyone?

  • catttt | August 13, 2013 10:47 AMReply

    Yeah, WTF was Ridley thinking? He cast an oscar winner, who might be the most beautiful woman on earth, instead of this batshit-insane-has-been. I hope someone got fired for that one.

  • mpbstereo | August 13, 2013 10:23 AMReply

    Why would she want the ignominy of being remembered as "the ballbuster who forgot how to run sideways?"

  • KT | August 13, 2013 9:53 AMReply

    "Welcome to Hollywood, don't let this town ruin you."

  • Rob | August 13, 2013 9:46 AMReply

    All I remember her as is the transvestite police captain in Ace Ventura, and she doesn't hold a candle to Charlize Theron.

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