Kat talks Thor: The Dark World

Posted by Renee on 12 September 2013 with 0 Comments

Things get super cosmic in the Marvel Comics sequel “Thor: The Dark World” (Nov. 8). No matter how many dimensions are threatened, though, we can count on Kat Dennings’ earthy Darcy Lewis to keep things comically real again.

The funniest part of the first “Thor” movie, the clueless science intern is back in what’s being called an “extended role” to help her boss, physicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), succeed heroically and romantically with the extraterrestrial Norse thunder god (Chris Hemsworth).

“Darcy’s a political science major who’s interning with Jane for credit,” explains Dennings, the star of the TV sitcom “2 Broke Girls.” “She’s really bad at real science in this first movie. In the second movie, she’s more interested, but she still doesn’t know anything about it. She loves Jane, she really wants Jane and Thor to be together. It’s almost like her own little soap opera that she watches.”

Dennings was reluctantly non-specific about what her extended role might be this time around.

“Darcy does many amazing things, the content of which I will probably get snipered if I reveal,” she apologizes. “But there are a lot of awesome sequences involving Darcy that I think fans of the movie will be excited to see — and that I, as a fan, was spoiled to be doing. You’ll see Darcy as you’ve never seen her before.”

In action scenes?

“Maaaybe,” she coyly says. “Possssibly.”

Does Darcy find a Norse god to call her own?

“I’m not gonna tell ya. But I’m not gonna rule it out. There are a lot of surprises in store for Darcy in this movie. Some things even surprised me.”

One pleasant surprise was working with sequel director Alan Taylor, a veteran of such quality television series as “Mad Men,” “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones.”

“Alan has a great eye and a great sensibility,” Dennings says. “He’s great at serious sequences and action sequences, has a really deft hand. He’s comfortable in that world, and he’s also good at one-on-one, smaller scenes on Earth, and love scenes. He can do it all, and had a fresh take on the Thor world.”

As — always— does Darcy.

“She’s part of the audience,” Dennings explains. “She kind of reacts the way anyone watching the scenes in reality would.”


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