Lina Lamont is the hidden main antagonist in the 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain. She is a famous silent-movie star in 1920s Hollywood, and the co-star of the hero, Don Lockwood.
She was portrayed by the late Jean Hagen.
Why She Rocks
- Jean Hagen does a very memorable and hilarious performance as the film star, who's often considered one of the best parts of the movie.
- Despite being meant to be seen as an antagonist, she often as a right to be annoyed from certain events.
- Hardly anyone wants to listen to her due to her screechy voice and thick foreign accents.
- Plus during a microphone scene she made a point about the microphone not functioning properly.
- Her pure-hearted nature that Lina's characters show in her films, hilariously contrast Lina's true manipulative personality and voice.
- She gets several hilarious one-liners that showcase how dumb she can be at times including the current caption.
- When she does ultimately turn against the studio, she's to be pretty smart about how force others into her bidding. Even when she's doing so, she does it because she wants recognition and people to actually see her as in individual rather than just Don's co-star.
- While Lina had a terrible voice and Kathy was dubbing for her, it was actually Jean Hagen singing, not Debbie Reynolds.