Matthew Wimmers plays Douglas in It’s You, Not Me
Photo ©James O’Keefe
Cliché: Tell us about your character in a couple of sentences.
Matthew John Wimmers: Douglas is kind of a stereotypical, fun loving, overconfident Italian muscle man. He loves a good party and is not necessarily the sharpest tool in the shed.
Have you ever played this role in your own personal dating life?
Possibly when I was younger… I am now a well-educated married man, however.
What do you like/dislike about your character?
I like the idea that Douglas was all about the “family.” He has his own set of ideals and is always ready for a good time or to rough someone up.
Tell us about your most memorable experience while shooting this series.
Filming at the “mob house.” It was a very comfortable environment and everyone was dressed up for the party. We had a good time.
How did you come to be a part of this project?
I was asked by Lauren Patrice Nadler to help produce the project. We had worked together on several projects before this one. We are very familiar with the experience of putting together talent and creating a learning environment for her students on set.
What was it like working with your long time teacher wearing the director hat?
It was a fantastic working experience. Lauren is extremely detailed and generous with her actors.
How collaborative or how much freedom did you have to “play” or improvise on the set?
We pretty much followed the script, but we had the freedom to play within the structure of the scene. Some of that made it into the final version.