This has to be one of the more awkward things I've seen this week. Back in 1991, Sean Young mounted a rather... enthusiastic campaign to play Catwoman in Batman Returns. She'd been cast as Vicki Vale in the original Tim Burton Batman, but had to bow out after an injury. So when the sequel came around a few years later, she decided she should let it be known that she was willing to play the part.
Unfortunately, this included going on The Joan Rivers Show in full Catwoman regalia, basically begging/demanding an audition. As if that wasn't bad enough, she made her way onto the Warner Bros. lot and attempted to confront Tim Burton directly.
Now, when something like this becomes what you're known for in Hollywood, you'll find that doors aren't just closed in your face, but locked and deadbolted as well. So Sean Young's actor career soon dwindled. Two decades later, if you mention her name to someone in Hollywood, the Catwoman campaigning is probably one of the first things that springs to mind.
So Ms. Young decided the time had come to try to put to rest some of those old demons. And what better way to do that than by going onto a talk show and begging for an audition?
Sigh... the more things change...
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