Blade Runner replicant checks into rehab
Sean Young proves herself 'more human than human'
Actress Sean Young has voluntarily checked herself into rehab for alcohol abuse, following an unseemly outburst at Saturday night's Directors Guild Awards which saw her escorted from the premises.
Young, 48, who played replicant Rachael in Blade Runner (see pic), heckled director Julian Schnabel during his speech as a nominee for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, apparently insisting he hurry up. When Schnabel realised who was gobbing off, he suggested Young "have another cocktail". The actress was then removed from the building.
Her PR firm announced yesterday: "Sean Young voluntarily admitted herself yesterday to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism. It is understood that Young has struggled against the disease for many years."
Young had a promising future following 1980s outings in Blade Runner, Stripes and No Way Out, but the wheels came off when she hit the bottle.
As Entertainment Weekly explains, she has of late attracted more attention for her "bizarre behavior" than her skills as a thespian, and notable incidents include "dressing up in a homemade cat suit in an attempt to land the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns and trying to crash Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 2006". ®
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Your ignorance is showing, look at a dictionary. If you caught a disease, then you would have an infectious disease. Infectious diseases are merely a large sub-class of diseases. Mental illnesses are also a sub-class.
Must be difficult
Being a female 40-something actress in Hollywoodland must be difficult. Unless you are one of (Angelica Houston | Glen Close | Meryl Weep) you've got no chance of a gig. Bravo to her for enjoying a drink and speaking her mind once in a while.
I have a problem with that,its called two hands and one gob.