The Top Seven Most Annoying Damsels in Distress
3. Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Source: Paramount Pictures
The moment Kate Capshaw hits the screen performing “Anything Goes” in the opening scene of Temple of Doom, her character Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott does not shut the f*** up. Seriously. The woman never closes her trap. I’m well aware that she’s just playing the character that was written for her, but I refuse to ignore how unbearable things become as the film progresses. It just makes me feel so bad for Indy. Throw a sock in her mouth for Christ's sake. Numerous times while watching the film as a kid I legitimately wanted Ms. Scott to meet her maker just so it would be Short Round and Indy runnin’ the damn show.
It's also worth taking into consideration that Capshaw eventually went on to marry the director of the film Steven Spielberg. Just sayin’.
2. Lois Lane (Superman 1-4)
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Holy s*** is this woman annoying. Just like most of the ladies on the list, I’m not knocking Kidder as a person, I’m ripping her a new one for the role she played. With this said, Margot Kidder’s take on Lois Lane in the four-part Superman feature film series that took place over the ‘70s and ‘80s was a head turner to say the least. Kidder most definitely brought a steely determination and romantic vulnerability to the role, but the character’s off-the-wall outbursts and wacko behavior just seemed to get stranger and stranger as the series rolled on. Just like Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight, I absolutely refuse to believe that the most powerful superhero in Metropolis or anywhere else would sit around and put up with Lois Lane’s psychotic crap and endless string of emotional drama.
Clark shoulda let Lois drown at Niagara Falls in Part 2. Things would have worked out a hell of a lot better. Just sayin’.
1. Wendy Torrance (The Shining)
Source: Warner Bros.
If you've have seen the "Making Of" video from The Shining, you already know that Stanley Kubrick kinda hated working with Shelley Duvall on set. Her performance in this horror classic is actually quite amazing, but her character honestly comes off as one of the most annoying human beings on the face of the planet, and it’s truly a serious task not to pull your hair every time she’s on the screen. From the constant sobbing to her irritating facial expressions, Duvall is just asking for Jack to chop her up into little bits.
I know I’m not alone when I say that I actually started rooting for Mr. Torrance to silence his overdramatic wife for good.