Veteran Hollywood actress Melody Thomas Scott is super popular amongst the soap opera audiences as matriarch Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless. She worked with Clint Eastwood and talked about the exciting incident in a recent interview.
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Melody Thomas Scott is an American actress popularly known as Nikki Newman of the daily soap "The Young and the Restless". The 64-year-old actresses were born in Los Angeles, California and started her acting career as a child artist. As a child actress, she had a role in the 1964 Alfred Hitchock film, Marine. Her other famous works include John Wayne's final film, The Shortlist, and a recurring character she had on The Waltons. She has essayed the role of Nicole "Nikki" Reed Newman on The Young and the Restless for over 40 years. Joining the position in 1979, she is the second actress to portray Nikki. Erica Hope was in part briefly from 1978-1979.
Little Melody Thomas began acquiring the right roles, ultimately leading her into more prominent roles solely based on her talent. She worked with Alfred Hitchcock in Marnie, was also the final actress to share the screen with "larger than life" John Wayne in The Shootist.
When she was 13 in 1971, Scott came up in the film, The Beguiled. TIn an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, she said, her actions during the shoot and on sets brought her to be tagged as the girl who punctured Clint Eastwood with a needle.
She noted that it occurred while filming a scene in which Eastwood's character was an act to be dead. Scott's attitude was one enabling to stitch everything together. Scott told that she agreed to stab him in the foot with a "long, extremely thick, authentic Civil War sewing needle," making him scream. The actor thought that a bug had nipped him.
"I cannot rationalise what went through my mind, but I couldn't resist it," she said about the needle stab. "He completely didn't deserve it because he was so good to the kids". The actress then said, "I mean Clint Eastwood… Oh my god. We just adored him. I sat there for a few minutes thinking: Oh, no, I can't do that. I can't do that. Oh, yes, I can! And I did it."
While she didn't admit to doing it at that time, the actress explained that she confessed years later "in front of everyone." The occasion was of 2004 Publicists Awards. Eastwood was nominated for awards, and she was a presenter, said the actress.
After admitting it in the room, she said, "He just gave me that kind of wry look — that Eastwood look — like you never know what he's thinking," she says. "He never really said in words, 'You're forgiven.' But at least I got that off my chest, and most of Hollywood — knew I did that."
Y&R came to the air on Monday after the pandemic halt. Scott ensured that the COVID-19 would not be tampering on the CBS daytime serial. Scott is delighted and alleviated that her biography is finally out there, a few years after she started.
"I'm delighted that it's finished, thank goodness, and I hope others enjoy it," she says. "I hope they're not shocked by some of the things in there, but you have to include the darkness and the light. And this is my story, and if it helps anybody out there, by giving courage, perseverance, and hope that there is a way to come out on the other side, it will all be worth it."
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