Sean Young has been pretty vocal about the brewing “Blade Runner” sequel, particularly across 2013. In January she stated she met with the people making the film, but said she didn’t think any of the original cast would be back (as we know, this is untrue, with Harrison Ford reprising his role of Deckard). Then in August, things got more heated when she told fans to boycott the effort as she wasn’t in it. Then a month later, Young proclaimed that she should’ve played Charlize Theron‘s role of Vickers in “Prometheus.” Essentially, she’s had very strong opinions about appearing (or not) in the work of Ridley Scott, but as she predicted, she won’t be coming back as Rachael in the “Blade Runner” sequel.
“I saw Ridley a month ago and not a peep was uttered from his mouth about it and so I left it alone,” she told The Guardian. And while she doesn’t say much else on the subject, one imagines she can’t help but feel disappointed given her most recent reflection on Scott’s sci-fi classic.
“Experiencing a film and experiencing making a film together with other actors is one thing, and then the result is another. I remember working on a film called ‘Cousins‘ with Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini and that experience was incredibly positive, but in terms of the actual end result of the film… [laughs] The best film I’ve been able to be in is ‘Blade Runner,” she told Theater Mania.
So, tears in the rain, and all that. Not exactly an unexpected outcome, but it does make us wonder what kind of story we’ll see Deckard ensnared in the next time around.