Sean Young Calls for a 'Blade Runner 2' Boycott

Sean Young is not a happy camper right now. The actress played a major part in the original Blade Runner, and is none too pleased that she hasn't gotten an offer to reprise her role in the new one. In fact, she's asking people to boycott the film if she isn't eventually cast.

In an interview with EW, Young stated that:

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.

This seems rather silly to me, especially since she concedes the point that it might be a prequel. We know very little about the project right now, so it doesn't make much sense to be assuming that there will be a place for her character in the script. It also feels more than just a tad bit presumptuous to ask people to boycott a film just because you aren't in it. After all, Blade Runner is over 30 years old, it's not like this is an out-of-the-blue casting decision.

All in all though, calling for a potential boycott before anything is even announced seems like the worst way to lobby for a part.

 

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