The lead actors in “She Loves Me” discuss the type of characters they play in this brief interview with Marie Finch, Ben Hatch, Jessica Whittemore, and Carlos Nunez. The show is now in rehearsals, and opens January 25, 2020, running weekends through February 15 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Tickets are available at southbaymt.com/shows/ticket-sales/she-loves-me/ or by calling 408-266-4734. Video courtesy of David Simon, MidPen Media Center.
Watch the video below or scroll down to read the transcript of the interview.
MARIE FINCH: The character that I play… Balash… Amalia Balash… is very direct. She is stubborn. She doesn’t care what people think of her because she goes after what she wants. And she works hard.
BEN HATCH: So, Georg is a bachelor, and a bachelor who doesn’t really know about how to have a real relationship with a woman in real life, but he’s really good at having a relationship via correspondence. You’re rooting for Georg. Plus, he’s just so kind, a little bit awkward, but at the same time, you’re annoyed by how he keeps shooting himself in the foot.
JESSICA WHITTEMORE: Ilona Ritter is the sexy, fun character in She Loves Me. She is real street smart, and she has that sadder-but-wiser girl energy. Except by the end. Then she’s not sad anymore. (giggle)
CARLOS NUNEZ: Kodály is a total sleazebag, but he’s a lot of fun, but I think he adds a lot of character to the show.