Shelley Duvall’s role as Wendy Torrance in “The Shining” is certainly her most memorable, but it is also the part that nearly drove the actress over the edge. Director Stanley Kubrick, who is known for his excruciating attention to detail, reportedly nit-picked every single move Duvall made.
Remember the scene where she hits Jack Nicholson’s character with a bat? Kubrick made her do it 127 times, a feat that is rumored to have broken the record for "most retakes of a single movie scene with spoken dialogue." The stress of the movie and its ever-changing script even took a physical toll on Duvall, who lost some of her hair and became violently ill during filming. - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers
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