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The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott Recalls Stabbing Clint Eastwood On Movie Set

Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott

The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) is not only a daytime veteran; she's also an entertainment industry veteran! Her vaunted career has seen her work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars - she even almost assumed the role of Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch - but one of her more peculiar scenes came with A-lister Clint Eastwood.

Scott told Yahoo! Entertainment how she, at age 13, filmed a scene in The Beguiled. Eastwood took on the role of a dead soldier and she was one of a group of girls sewing him into his shroud. For some reason, though, a young MTS decided to take a poke at Eastwood, who was "playing dead." 

Using a "long, extremely thick, authentic Civil War sewing needle," Scott said she took a jab at Eastwood: 

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I cannot explain what went through my mind, but I couldn’t resist it. 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. I can’t do that. Oh, yes, I can! And I did it.

No one on set identified the future Nikki Newman as the culprit, but MTS added that she thought he knew when they ran into one another at a 2004 awards ceremony:

He just gave me that kind of wry look — that Eastwood look — like you never know exactly what he’s thinking. 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.”

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