If you’ve seen ‘Blade Runner’ you may remember that Sean Young played Rachael in the film. She’s one of the central characters and Young really feels she should return for the upcoming ‘Blade Runner’ film. In fact, she’s so adamant about Rachel’s (and her) return that she has suggests that we boycott the film if she’s not in it!
If you haven’t seen ‘Blade Runner’, I implore that you stop reading this article right now and go out and buy the movie. Go out, buy it, watch it (you won’t regret it!) and get back to us.
OK, back with us? Good. You’ve just watched one of the pivotal pieces of science fiction from the early 80s and probably loved every moment of it. 80s special effects included.
When asked recently if she had any involvement in the film, Young had this to say:
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Mmm, let’s see. 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.
If this is an actual sequel, I’m curious as to how she is to return and reprise the role of Rachael. In the film, she’s a replicant which means for all intent and purposes she doesn’t age. Interestingly enough, even though Rachael and Deckard are both replicants, they did at one point consider Harrison Ford returning, but for the most part, that was shot down.
This is good news though because, let’s be honest, they couldn’t play the same characters if they came back and, at least in the case of Harrison Ford, he’s too recognizable even now to play another character in the ‘Blaze Runner’ world.
Would it be possible? Sure. Just highly unlikely to see happen.
Still, Young feels she should be involved and you should boycott ‘Blade Runner’ if it doesn’t happen. So just remember that when you want to go and see the movie that she doesn’t want you to see.