The re-release of Blade Runner led Guardian contributor Danny Leigh to engage via email with actress Sean Young. And in something of a pleasant surprise to the journalist, she agreed to participate in an an electronic interview.
From his piece:
Young is now 55. Though she works regularly, her films rarely involve red carpets. In the past decade only one of her films has had a U.S. cinema release: a low-budget rustic horror called Jug Face. Otherwise, the answer to the question of “where is she now?” is a rented apartment in Astoria, Queens. The play is a six-week run [January 22-March 8] of the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike being staged in a town called Northport, an hour’s drive from New York, population 7,401.
The good news for Young is, per her subsequent email to the journalist, has he not written sh*t about her. In fact, The Guardian profile piece allows Young to lay out a sadly familiar road map for a pretty young actress in Hollywood. The detailed topography includes an angry, spurned studio mogul and a reported on-set romance with James Woods that Young insists never happened.
At another point in the email back-and-forth with Leigh, Young wrote: “Oh sh*t, this is for the Guardian?” Apparently, the actress still remembers – less than fondly – a bit of 1991 coverage by the paper.
[Photo of Young, circa 2010: Charles Edwards/Shutterstock.com]