I used that title for this post because our villains are the Nunzies! I have known many wonderful Sisters in my life--the Nunzies are not based on them. These villains are based on the horror stories I have heard from my parents and others of their generation about the cruel Nuns they had as schoolteachers.
Every group of villains needs a lead villain. For the role of Dr. Hans Wilhelm (see earlier post for where the names come from), I knew I needed someone with acting experience, as well as great comic timing. There were plenty of experienced actors in my area, but it would have been weird having a 40 year old villain with 15 year old co-stars.
When I asked my friend Jake if he would take the role, I was overjoyed that he said yes. Of all my friends, Jake probably had the most experience playing lead roles in plays. He also appeared in the local film production The Mushing Mill (see previous post). His comic sense and timing is perfection. Often while filming his scenes, I would have to walk away so I wouldn't ruin the take from laughing at his improvisations! Jake was a joy to work with and always pleasant and agreeable. Today, he lives and works in Southern Maine.
Next, I will describe casting other Nunzies!
To Be Continued...