‘The Young and the Restless’ Star Melody Thomas Scott’s Wild Story of Stabbing Clint Eastwood as a Young Teen

by Jeremy Spirogis
Melody Thomas Scott in 2015

Actress Melody Thomas Scott could also be acquainted to cleaning soap opera audiences as matriarch Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless, however she had a reasonably profitable profession earlier than the present. She labored with Clint Eastwood one time and one way or the other, ended up stabbing him. She talked concerning the attention-grabbing incident in a current interview.

Melody Thomas Scott in 2015
Melody Thomas Scott in 2015 | Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Melody Thomas Scott was in westerns and different kinds of movies earlier than soaps

Scott, born Melody Ann Thomas, received her profession began manner earlier than she began on The Young and the Restless. As a baby actress, she had a job within the 1964 Alfred Hitchock movie, Marine. Other tasks included John Wayne’s last movie, The Shootlist, and a recurring position she had on The Waltons.

She has performed the position of Nicole “Nikki” Reed Newman on The Young and the Restless for over 40 years. Entering the position in 1979, she is the second actress to painting Nikki. Erica Hope was within the position briefly from 1978-1979.

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She just lately instructed a narrative about working with Clint Eastwood

When she was 13 in 1971, Scott appeared within the movie, The Beguiled. In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, she stated her on-set actions led her to being labeled because the lady who stabbed Clint Eastwood with a needle.

She said that it occurred whereas they have been filming a scene wherein Eastwood’s character was alleged to be lifeless. Scott’s character was one serving to to stitch all the things collectively. Scott stated that she determined to stay him within the foot with “long, extremely thick, authentic Civil War sewing needle,” making him scream. The actor thought that he’d been bitten by a bug.

“I cannot explain what went through my mind, but I couldn’t resist it,” she stated of the needle stab. “He certainly didn’t deserve it because he was so sweet to us kids. Every morning, he’d come out of his [trailer] and give us all a kiss on the cheek. 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.”

Here’s how the actress apologized

While she didn’t admit to doing it within the second, the actress stated she apologized years later “in front of everyone.” It occurred to be at 2004 Publicists Awards. Eastwood was an award recipient and Scott was a presenter.

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After admitting it within the room, she stated, “He [Eastwood] just gave me that kind of wry look — that Eastwood look — like you never know exactly 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 he — and most of Hollywood — knew I did that.”

We’re positive not many shenanigans on the set of The Young and the Restless can evaluate to the set of The Beguiled! The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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