Sean Young doesn’t seem to have much of a filter, even now that she’s defeated her demons and moved ahead with her life. She hit viral fame a few years back when she yelled and interrupted Julian Schnabel’s acceptance speech at Director’s Guild Awards. Young went into rehab shortly after and just sat for a very frank interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of her new role in the horror film Darling, but mostly ended up talking about her role in Hollywood lore.
Right from the start, the interview hits on Young’s infamous attempt to win the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns, something Vince hit on in his recent piece revisiting the film. She attempted to dress as the character on several occasions, including one time on the WB lot that prompted a fantastic answer when brought up by Tatiana Siegel at THR:
When you dressed up as Catwoman and approached Tim Burton on the WB lot, what was his reaction?
He wasn’t there. I guess he was hiding in the bathroom. Who knows? If these Warner Bros. executives now were really good businessmen, they’d let me play Catwoman today, and I’d make a smash amount of money. But they’re too stupid. You can lead people to water, but you can’t make them great artists. Nobody wants to take that risk, it’s too scary. If they’re wrong, it can cost them their job. If there were really good businessmen over there, it’d be an obvious no brainer, but I’m not running the studio.