Jackson was cast as the villainess—the “mastermind” of this whole bloated controversy.
If the villainess were a blonde, the gallery would take her for the heroine, and things would get terribly mixed.
She told him he was making a villainess out of her, and that she'd end their meetings.
And the heart-beats were not calmed, for Marise recognised the contralto tones of Miss Marks, the villainess of her dream.
Of course these matters may be important—if the lady is the villainess, for instance.
Thus we took up our parts of (alleged) villain and villainess.