I’ve added over 1500 1080p caps of Kat in the last two episodes of 2 Broke Girls! I apologise for taking so long to upload these.
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Max attempts to make a good impression on her first day of pastry school, but finds the class clown to be extremely distracting – and intriguing. Meanwhile, Caroline dresses to impress Max’s handsome teacher, Nicolas, on 2 BROKE GIRLS, Monday, Nov. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
‘And The Pastry Porn’ — Max wants to apply to the Manhattan School of Pastry and bakes a tart for her entrance exam airing Monday, Nov. 18 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
So something that really struck me about Thor: Dark World, was how funny it was. There were some really great lines, and your character, Darcy, had some of the best ones. How important do you think it is to have a character like Darcy, who is so relatable and down-to-Earth, in such a big, action-packed, special-effects movie?
Kat Dennings: I think it is super important, especially when there is so much fantasy and so much action going on, its nice to have a little comic-relief… because this movie gets very dark, and it’s called The Dark World … but really like emotionally dark, and there is a lot going on, so I find her like a breath of fresh air; a nice kind of break. And from the fan perspective and the audience’s perspective, I think she is a kind of fun person to watch.
And she is definitely the most relatable, obviously… because she is not a super-hero or a physicist.
Kat Dennings: Yes, she is just a person.
Yeah… and she takes everything with a grain of salt, like nothing seems to surprise or shock her. How do you think she would react seeing another world like Asgard?
Kat Dennings: That is something that maybe in the future might happen… because I think there would be nothing more hilarious than Darcy reacting to Asgard. I’m not sure what, probably something highly inappropriate. Now that would be fun!
So Darcy is not in the Thor comics… so how much of yourself did you bring to the character, and did it free you up not having to be compared to an already existing comic book character?
Kat Dennings: It did… there was no pressure, that’s for sure. And in the beginning, I heard later after I got the role, it was supposed to be a guy… so there was really just a freedom there, because she just didn’t exist. So she was born out of a really extensive rehearsal process before we started filming the first movie. I remember when I went in for my final audition, it was Kenneth Branagh and Craig Kyle, one of the executives, behind a camera and me sitting behind a desk just answering questions in character. Like there was no structure what so ever and I just played her like a stoner-idiot. (Laughter) But out of the stoner-idiot, came this sweet little sister type thing with Jane that came out of our real-life friendship that they saw in rehearsals and kind of wrote to.
It would be great to see Darcy in an Avengers movie, because I think it would be fun to see her talking smack to all of the other characters… who do you think she would get along with best, and who do you think she would be most combative with?
Kat Dennings: Ha-ha.. I would love to see that! I feel like she would love Tony Stark… and I think she would get along with the Hulk, and be a little weirded out and scared of him, but really love him. I don’t know… I, as a person, think that she would totally latch on to Samuel L. Jackson and just never leave his side, and be obsessed with him forever… because I am in real life. Yes… I think she would be in LOVE with Samuel L. Jackson.
Really?!!! Have you met Samuel L. Jackson?
Kat Dennings: No… but he is my reason for living, kind of. (Laughter) My dressing room at work, we have like fake names on our doors just for fun, and mine is Jules Winnfield. Ha-ha… I’m such a big fan; I love him!
I read in the notes that you were constantly flying back and forth from LA to London during the filming… how taxing of a schedule was that?
Kat Dennings: Ugh… Very taxing, but completely worth it. I would shoot three weeks in LA for the show, and then finish on Tuesday night and fly out Wednesday to London and shoot 7 days, fly home Tuesday and then back to work on Wednesday again. So it was two time changes, a lot of work because in the show I’m in every scene… so it was a lot. It was mentally a lot, and physically a lot, but I knew that it was worth it at the time… I was like, just keep going! And I was really out of it most of filming Thor2, so seeing it… I didn’t remember anything I said, so it was like seeing it for the first time. It was almost like I wasn’t there.
Well, it kind of plays into Darcy’s spaced-out character.
Kat Dennings: Yes!
So, in this movie Darcy, somehow, has an intern but they don’t really say where she got him from… where do you think Darcy would find this guy?
Kat Dennings: I don’t know… Jonathan and I talked about that and I feel like maybe she was running an errand for Jane and found him at some tech store and stole him off the street. He’s adorable… he is a great actor, that kid.
I like how abusive Darcy is to the intern too… I feel like just a little bit of power, and she runs with it.
Kat Dennings: She is so abusive! I feel like she has waited her whole life to be mean to someone. Just to be somebody’s boss and a small bit of power turns Darcy into a monster… I love it!
Do you have a real live intern, and do you need one?
Kat Dennings: Ha-ha… no, but I need one. I just can’t afford one, but that would be great.
So what were the main differences between working with Kenneth Branagh on the first Thor and Alan Taylor on the new film?
Kat Dennings: Oh, well they are very different people, the movie and the scripts were very different. The story in the first one, Ken had a real difficult task to make a fantasy and mythological world real and accessible; very difficult. And he did it so gracefully and really fun. It’s a really fun that first one… and it’s such a great film, even if you didn’t know anything about the comic book. And this one is more of a big-scope, epic adventure… so Alan really had a lot on his plate, and he just did an amazing job.
So besides the show… what is next for you?
Kat Dennings: I did a really weird and amazing indie movie over my summer break called Suburban Gothic. We’ll see what happens to it, I think they are still editing it and are going to submit it to festivals, but I play a metal-head… like a real metal-head and I had a wig and everything. John Waters is in it, and Ray Wise, Matthew Gray Gubler from Criminal Minds … I feel like for a lot of cult movie fans, it’s a dream.
Did you have to brush up on your metal?
Kat Dennings No… I’m pretty metal.
Yes, “Thor: The Dark World” is the kind of giant-sized spectacle you normally expect from the good folks at Marvel and Disney: there are giant spaceships, floating gondolas, a huge monster rampaging around modern-day London, and a celestial goo that has the power to wipe out entire worlds. But, for my money, the best moment in the whole movie is when Darcy, a flustered intern played by Kat Dennings, looks at Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and says, “How’s space?” And he looks down at her and says, “Space is good.”
One of the great surprises of “Thor: The Dark World,” in fact, is how much Darcy features in the action, and how many great moments she gets to share, with not only her boss lady Jane (Natalie Portman) but Thor and even her very own intern.
We got to talk to Dennings about whether or not she was surprised by being brought back, that time she stalked Joss Whedon, and what kind of Disney ride she would like to see Darcy star in.
Moviefone: Were you surprised to be brought back?
Kat Dennings: I’m always surprised whenever anything good happens to me… so yes. I was hoping but I didn’t know. I didn’t know I was in the sequel until right before I got the script. People kept asking me if I knew and I honestly didn’t know. And then when I did know, I couldn’t tell anybody. I had to keep it in. But I was super excited.
Was there anything you wanted to do in this one that you didn’t get to do?
If Darcy does get brought back for future movies, I would love to see her brought to Asgard, because there is unlimited comedy potential. But Darcy has so much fun stuff to do in this movie and so much to say. I remember when I read the script, it’s so epic but I would have bursts of hilarity with Darcy’s lines. They really gave me fantastic dialogue.
That’s the thing; not only are you back but your role is expanded.
Yeah, definitely. I didn’t think I would even be in the first movie. I thought they were going to cut me, because I’m not necessary. I was almost hesitant to tell any that I was in it because I felt like if they needed to cut something, they’d just cut Darcy, because she doesn’t have anything to do anything. But they left everything in the first movie and I think fans of the first movie really like her and she serves a great role. So I was shocked and excited about all the great stuff I get to do.
Some of your dialogue felt like Joss had something to do with it?
He just might… Actually, I don’t know. He was around sometimes. Sometimes I would just see him in a raincoat just standing to the side and I’d think, Oh, that’s Joss Whedon. But I didn’t go up to him because I didn’t know if he was busy and I’m just not good at that. One day I’ll go up to him and say, “Hey, I saw you in a raincoat one time.”
Yeah, that’s not menacing at all.
Yeah, it’s not weird. “Hey, I saw you doing something private that I wasn’t involved in at all. But hey what’s up?”
You get to be the movie’s central form of comic relief. That’s kind of a lot to have on your shoulders, especially with a movie like this.
Oh yeah, especially having seen the finished movie, there’s a lot of emotional darkness, and a lot of scary and amazing things happen. So Darcy is very needed and I think that lightness is really needed. It’s really fun to be that and now, the second time around… The first time around I was like, well, I’ll just do what I do and if I get cut? Hey! But now, that I didn’t get cut, I’m back, so Darcy is important now. It wasn’t pressure but I knew how important it was. So I really tried to do my best.
Now that you are so invested, are you like, “Well, Darcy could find her way into ‘Captain America.’”
I mean, I secretly hope that Darcy is in all the other things. I don’t know. I’m just grateful that I’m involved. I’m a fan of Marvel movies and it was an acting slash life goal to be in one. And now I’ve been in two. So I’m not about to start asking things. I’m very grateful to be where I am.
Did you read comic books growing up?
Yeah, my brother Jeffrey, who is seven years older than me, was a big comic-book fan, and I idolized him and did whatever he did. And it was through him that I learned about Thor. And when this happened, he was just beside himself. I brought him to Santa Fe with me. He was walking around the town losing his mind.
There are a lot of things in this movie that just aren’t there on the day. Did anything surprise you when you saw the finished movie?
Yes! A lot of things that I read on the page, it’s hard to really imagine. But when I saw the dark elves and all of the worlds, I was so impressed. And mostly it’s the effects that weren’t there when we were shooting. “Oh, that’s what that is, that’s what that crash was — it’s a giant alien.” So it’s nice to see everything put together. And I knew the effects took a long time; the 3D too — there’s nothing like seeing yourself jump out at you.
I imagine that’s got to be weird.
It’s crazy. It’s crazy. [Laughs] I can reach out and touch my face.
Do you have an action figure?
I have a LEGO, I just found out. It’s a pretty big deal, I’m not going to lie. I think she’s a Minimate. I have shown everybody I know. And my nieces and nephews are young, so they’re all going to get me for Hanukkah. They’ll get little Aunt Katies.
Has Kevin teased you at all about where you’ll go?
No. People tease me about “Avengers” and stuff, but I know too much to take things seriously. I don’t know. But I’d be over the moon.
I could see Darcy popping up on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hey, whatever Marvel wants me to do. I haven’t seen it yet, but I hear it’s really cool.
Considering Disney owns Marvel, could you imagine yourself popping up in a theme park ride?
Oh, god. I haven’t even thought of that before. Could you imagine? Darcy’s boring car ride to Staples.
Hey, I’d go on it.
That’s really dreaming big!
Thanks to Claudia, I’ve added over 100 new photos of Kat at the 2014 PCA Nominations Announcement! I’ve also added 450 HD caps from Kat’s Thor 2 press interview.
I’ve added 82 HQ photos of Kat attending the 2014 People’s Choice Awards Nominations Announcement!
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – This morning, the People’s Choice Awards announced this year’s hosts of their 40th anniversary ceremony, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. The actors were in attendance at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the announcement and to help present the nominees for THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, with Rachel Bilson (“Heart of Dixie”), Ciara (Epic Recording Artist), Darren Criss (“Glee”), Allison Janney (MOM) and executive producer Mark Burnett. Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of “THE 40TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS” from Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 (9:00 – 11:00 PM , live ET / delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“Kat and Beth are great additions to our People’s Choice family and we are excited to have them host the show,” said Mark Burnett, the People’s Choice Awards executive producer for the fifth consecutive year. “Their energy and charisma are a perfect fit for our audience.”
I’ve added the first HQ photos of Kat attending the Los Angeles Premiere Of”Thor: The Dark World” to the gallery! There’s currently 23 photos, but plenty more will be uploaded as they’re released
Thanks to Nicole for some of these!