04/26/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
She's had edgy roles (Blade Runner
), dramatic turns (No Way Out
) and primetime guest spots on series such as ER
. But in her 30-year career, actress Sean Young
has yet to grace the daytime screen.
But all that changes in mid-June when fans will see her make her soap debut on CBS's The Young and the Restless
, PEOPLE confirms.
Young begins taping her story arc in May when she will play Meggie, a sultry barmaid who gets tied up in a mystery with business tycoon Victor Newman (Eric Braeden
). It's a reunion for Young and Braeden as the pair filmed the Civil War drama The Man Who Came Back
"Getting the chance to work with my dear friend Eric Braeden, one of the true gentlemen in entertainment, was certainly a deciding factor for me," Young, 50, says, "as well as wanting to get back to work after taking a few years off to raise my kids."
Although their roles will not overlap, Young comes to Y&R
just before the return of David Hasselhoff
to the soap that gave him his start 35 years ago, as reported on EW.com
Young joins James Franco
and Julianne Moore
this year as film stars taking on soap opera parts. Franco appeared on General Hospital
while Moore returned for a stint on As the World Turns
. --Cynthia WangTell us: Which other movie stars should appear on a soap?
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