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LYNDA HIRSCH ON SOAPS -- Q AND A
Q: I recently read that actress Sean Young was arrested during the Oscars. Didn't she do a soap opera? — Lauren K. in Portland, Ore.
A: Indeed, she did. Sean Young recently played Meggie McClaine on "Young and Restless."
There have been many stories about her arrest during the Governor's Ball. According to security guards, she was not invited to the party but decided to come anyway. A security guard told her to leave several times, but she refused. He claims at that point Young slapped him. Young says she slapped him because he had put his hand on her shoulder and caused her bruises. Young was arrested, pictures were taken of her black and blue mark, and she is considering suing the city of Los Angeles.
Young has had an up-and-down career. She has often created buzz in the press not because of her star-making roles, but because of her off-screen antics. Young was the first to be let go from "Ice Skating With the Stars," a "Dancing With the Stars" ripoff that did very poorly in the ratings. The actress, who appeared in the movie "Blade Runner," played Michael Douglas' wife in "Wall Street." Young found most of her scenes were on the cutting room floor. It seems Young and the movie's director, Oliver Stone, had several clashes on the set. So the director, who really does have the final say, left a lot of her stuff out of the movie.
In 1989, actor James Woods sued her for harassment.
Wanting to star as Catwoman in the "Batman" series, she marched into the studio during filming to show off her homemade Catwoman costume. She did not get the role.
Young tweeted that she was not drunk at the time of her Hollywood arrest.
Q: I saw an interview with David Hasselhoff. He mentioned being in a soap in the beginning of his career. He did not say which one. Which soap was he on? — Lauretta G. in Toronto
A: Indeed, he was. David Hasselhoff played the role of Dr. Foster Snapper on "Young and Restless." Yes, that was the character's name.
Snapper was a gynecologist, which made the name even more bizarre. Hasselhoff, who played the role for several years, replaced William Gray Espy. Espy left the show to work on his singing and prime time acting career. For a while, he worked steadily. In the '80s, however, his acting work seemed to drop off. Espy now lives in Dothan, Ala.
As for Hasselhoff, he recently made a return visit to "Young and Restless" when his mother Liz was dying and was at her bedside.
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