Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Miss Sean Young


I was looking at some past covers from People, and I found this one from 1989. I had forgotten about the Sean Young and James Woods relationship. I can't even imagine how much more would have come out about that, if the internet had been around and instant news. As it was, Sean definitely went overboard in that relationship.

James Woods was engaged and then James and Sean started having an affair. That is pretty much par for the course in Hollywood. But, then, no doubt seeing that Sean was not perhaps wired the same as most people, he broke the affair off with her.

Umm. Yeah. Sean kind of took that the wrong way. She started sending hate mail and pictures of corpses and mutilated animals. She finally topped it off with a mutilated doll sitting on his doorstep with simulated blood on it and the face painted white to make it look like a corpse.

I mean this is the stuff that was known. Can you imagine what we didn't find out or what we would have discovered if paps had been following her or staking out his house. Sean Young was everywhere then. I don't think that anyone would have predicted 20 years ago when this happened that Sean Young would not continue being the star she was then. It just shows that although we may be forced to put up with some people now who seem like they will never go away, chances are good they will fade and we won't have to deal with them.

If you want to read the article that went with this cover, click here. It is some great gossip.

25 comments:

selenakyle said...

Well, James Woods LOOKS like a mutilated white-painted face corpse with simulated blood...

Sylvia said...

lol@selena

Also didn't she dressed up in some weird costume portraying catwoman. Supposedly she wanted the part so bad and for some reason it was given to Michelle Pffeifer.

califblondy said...

Didn't her star fade after this crap? I remember the catwoman stunt too.

How could any woman go psycho over James Woods? Ewwww.

Sylvia said...

You know I like James W. but have never found him attractive at all. Good actor but that's it.

MontanaMarriott said...

Yeah, that's when we knew she was certifiable!

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babyfacediva said...

This article tells what happened after the People one.

http://www.hillebrander.de/woods/press/neon97.htm

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Let the record stand that Sean is still completely off her rocker.

Califblondy - it could be she's a size queen. Woods' size is as legendary as Uncle Milty's.

Quintessential Southerner said...

james woods has a large peen allegedly...

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Mooshki said...

I always thought she was nuts, but now I wonder if she's just a really bad drunk? TMZ said she went into rehab in January after she got thrown out of the Directors Guild Awards.

califblondy said...

Ya, I've read about the size thing, but I wouldn't do him or Tommy Lee.

For some reason I always liked Sean, but she did get crazy.

DNfromMN said...

she was never that great of an actress anyway

selenakyle said...

Yeah, whassup with the pock-marked dudes having the big units?

My man has a big unit and perfect face, but he does suffer from some bad eczema elsewhere, so I guess it's just a curse...

nancer said...

sean's always been a kwazy wabbit.

Judi said...

He's a well-hung abuser. They're both batshit. And neither one works as much as they could because of it.

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gossip said...

At least she made DGA awards interesting the year she attended them and was thrown out. :)

Cheryl said...

Ah. Woods' wood!

figgy said...

At the time, I remember hearing that she had glued (crazy-glued maybe?) his penis to his thigh.

Or maybe that was just an urban myth.

classalpha said...

... why "miss" *Sean Young* now when there's Brittany Ann Murphy-Bertolotti-*SKUM-jacka$$*?

Robin said...

Re: James Woods, she never admitted the doll, etc. and blamed his (now ex-wife)Sarah Owens. It seems like quite the group
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20111474,00.html

Interesting that after his lawsuit Woods paid Sean $250k out-of-court settlement.
http://www.nndb.com/people/789/000024717/


Per Catwoman, What happened is this; Sean Young was actually cast as Vicki Vale for Batman, but was injured filming a (later unused) horse riding scene.

Young was so determined to be cast as Catwoman she made her own costume and went onto the Warner Bros lot in it, along with her aides, all carrying walkie talkies. She was looking for Tim Burton but he hid in his bathroom/under his desk. (Thanks Kevin Roegele, Superheroes Hype boards).

Here's video of her Catwoman plea on the Joan Rivers talk show -- pretty funny. I couldn't get sound, but it's probably me.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2935708704513327697

That being said she's still cuckoo for Coco Puffs.

slappywhyte said...

i actually sat next to james woods and that women in the pic with him (guess his wife?) ... right around this time ... it was at the Andy Warhol auction after his death in NYC in ... what year? ... maybe 1988 ... damn i'm old

Trinkvasser said...

Didn't his ex-wife go on Hard Copy saying the worst things about Woodsy. How he beat her up and held a gun to her head and had a wank outside her cancer-ridden mother's bedroom. I am only going from memory here. Don't quote me!

James Woods used to be amazing like in "Once Upon a Time in America". He was wonderful in "The Virgin Suicides" mainly because he wasn't playing James Woods as himself. Like in Shark. The guy who dyes his hair and dates younger and embarassingly younger women who all kinda look like variations on a theme of teenage Heather Graham. It's kinda sad and creepy now. I actually prefer him as a cartoon.

Sean Young was always nuts but I liked her for it. I wish she would come back. "The Boost" is such a terrible film though.

Trinkvasser said...

Also, Woods is famous for spinning adept yarns about himself. Yes he is super-smart and has a big penis etc etc. He would probably be the first to tell everyone so what-evs. His interviews are always funny though.

Sad if his crazy ex sabotaged Sean's career so badly.