The cat is back as Sean Young visits David Letterman

The last time Sean Young visited David Letterman, she was promoting 1993’s forgettable spoof, Fatal Instinct. So what has she been doing for the last 18 years? “Nothing,” Young said last night. That’s hardly true; her resume is full of credits since then, including recent stints on Skating With the Stars and Celebrity Rehab. But Young’s career as a leading lady went kaput after… well, after that weird Catwoman thing. Now 51, Young seized last night as an opportunity to tell Hollywood’s “big boys” that she’s ready to work again. Forget about that reputation that she’s difficult or even crazy. She can laugh at herself now! Sort of. Watch below:

I don’t mean to be catty, but that entire sofa banter was a little awkward. First off, never say Dave isn’t a charitable guy. But it’s as if Young’s handlers told her that she just needed to demonstrate she has a sense of humor and that she’s easy-going and that she’s ready to work again, and her way of doing that was literally saying, “I need the folks to know that I have a sense of humor and that I’m easy-going. And that I’m ready.” Acting can be hard.

Is Sean Young now a sympathetic figure? What primetime show should immediately write her into an arc?

Read more:
Sean Young joins ‘Celebrity Rehab’
Sean Young: ‘I’m a Comeback Waiting to Happen’
‘Skating With the Stars': Top 10 Trainwrecks

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  • OMG

    The years have not been kind…

    • Jane Jones

      She looks great! We can’t see what you look like.

      • Jeff

        I’m sure she is better looking than you “Jane”.

      • Kat

        I look better and I’m saying she’s ugly

    • jay

      She looked great to me. I never even thought the Catwoman thing was crazy. She probably went too far, but I get it, she was supposed to be in the first one, and had to drop out due to injury. All she was asking for was an audition, not demanding that she automatically get the part. I think she would have been great in the role.

  • Q.H.

    Still crazy after all these years…

    • Jane Jones

      Who appointed you the online psychiatrist? Like a huge part of the population, she has anxiety issue’s. That does not make her crazy. She is a very talented actress and I admire her drive to put herself out there, in the face of ingnoraous couch potatoes.

      • Jeff

        Lighten up Jane, everyone is allowed to voice their opinion. You sound crazy yourself……..and get a dictionary……..”ignoraous”. Moron!

  • Ashlee Palmer

    I hope that Sean Young does more mainstream movies from now on. She used to be huge in the 1980s and early 1990s.

    • ^

      I was thinking the same of Tom Sizemore after hearing his interview on Stern last week.

      • pam welborn

        Yes, and Tom is on Hawaii Five O now and Sean was great before, so Hollywood GIVE HER A CHANCE!!!!!

  • Lisa

    I always thought she came off as a littly nutty and in Hollywood only men are allowed to be crazy.Although once you hit 50 there are hardly any roles except what Meryl Streep turns down.

  • Lee

    Wow. I think Streep and Sarandon can sleep easy tonight. I don’t think Ms. Young proved her point. If anything, she came off clueless and entitled.

    • TR

      Hardly entitled…she simply wants to work.
      It’s tough to get any gig at her (or my) age.

      • Jane Jones

        I agree, she did NOT come off as entitled. She just wants to use the talent she was given. She has gone through some challenges and is on the right track now. She should not have to stay home wasting her talent. She has a lot to offer.

  • Mimi

    I don’t think even the Young & Restless would take her back – the level of acting on daytime TV was out of her league. She did provide unintentional laughs, though.

  • christie

    Wait, I remember her ‘heyday’ and she’s 51? Bajeebus I AM OLD.

    • Jane

      Christie, if you’re old then I’m old, and I’m not old. Time does fly, but we’re still young.

      • Jeff

        Jane you ignorant slut. (SNL)

  • DFSF

    PR was certainly never her strong suit.

  • Steven Ball

    Because of Blade Runner all is forgiven

    • tracy bluth


  • K

    Loved her in Pet Detective w/Jim Carey. She needs more roles like that to come her way. She does mean-bi*ch like no other ‘cept possibly Kathy Bates.

  • debbie lala

    I love Dave, but I wonder IF he was being kind to have her on, or was wanting to have another “crazy” on the show for ratings. Usually talk shows have relevant, hit makers on, not those needing a job, so I’m thinking there were alterior motives. I feel for Ms Young, I think she is quirky, but hey, there is room for everyone and she is/was a good actress.

  • Harwood Benjamin

    There aren’t many guest slots available on LSWDL, and it’s puzzling why they would give one of them to her. Is this a favor being repaid? Don’t know what the expectations were, but the results were: not funny, not likeable, not worthy of sympathy, not interesting. Dave–the one you used to have rapport with was Teri Garr–bring her back.

    • Barbara

      Terri is very sick, I think.

    • mikemilson

      viewers don’t want rapport…they want trainwrecks. Joaquin Phoenix vs. Teri Garr…not even close

  • Mike

    The write things that Celebrity Rehab and Skating with the Stars is an accomplishment?? Sean has always been a bit “off” but is a great actress.

  • AtCha

    I think the interview was cute and she came off as really having a great time poking fun at her own persona…people need to stop being so catty with their insults

  • worldtraveler666

    She was georgous back in the day…

    • mikemilson

      which day? Monday,1BC?…she’s looking kinda Joan Crawfordish and not in her prime.

    • Martillo

      You would be hard pressed to find a woman more beautiful than Sean Young was in Blade Runner. Heck, she looked gorgeous to me in that video. Not 23 gorgeous, but good gravy, she doesn’t look like most 51 year olds I’ve seen.

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