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  • March 14, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    WandaVision came to an end last week and while it wrapped up pretty perfectly, there are still a few unanswered questions. One surprising thing about the finale was that it barely featured Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis. The character, who returned for the first time since Thor: The Dark World in 2013, played a major role in the series but was only seen briefly t-boning Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) with her car and declaring, “Have fun in prison!” While this was a perfect Darcy moment, many have wondered why she was not in more of the episode. During a recent interview with TV Line, producer Mary Livanos revealed it wasn’t due to COVID reshoots.

    “I don’t think [Dennings’ absence] had to do with anything COVID-related,” Livanos shared. “We love Darcy as this elusive, wacky character, and I find it particularly delightful that Darcy could pop up anywhere in the universe.”

    While that doesn’t explain why she wasn’t in more of the finale, it does give us hope that she will be pop up again in the future. Dennings recently shared with the Keep It podcast that her role in Thor was originally supposed to be a couple of scenes, but her friendship with Portman inspired a bigger part.

    “Because Natalie and I are already friends, I remember this exactly,” Dennings shared. “I walk in the room and I’m very shy. I came in and I sat down and Natalie hadn’t gotten there yet and everyone was so nice. Natalie came in and sat on my lap because we’re friends. I think our friendship started to infect them [like] its purity and love. Slowly, Darcy became more involved, and I was like, ‘Why are they adding me to scenes?'” She added, “If I am being honest, friendship magic is the reason I’m here today.”


    Written by Jamie Jirak for Comicbook, article published March 11
    March 13, 2021  Sparrow No comments Media, Press Articles

    If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress Kat Dennings — a star of WandaVision, which is now streaming on Disney+ — about the eyeliner, vegetable knife, and vinyl record she can’t live without.


    Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Rose Petal – $11

    I got my first bottle of this toner at the drugstore when I was about 13. I remember seeing something on the back of the bottle that said the lady who invented it always looked ten years younger than her age — such a big claim! I remember thinking, What is it going to do, make me look 3? But it’s a really good toner and not expensive. My skin is really delicate and this has never failed me. I also have an intense scent memory around it, like it’s kind of a mood-booster for me at this point. It’s very refreshing and the scent of it is just so delicious that I’ve basically been hooked for my whole life.


    Pat McGrath Labs Liquid Eyeliner – $32

    Black eyeliner has kind of become my thing, for better or for worse. I feel like I don’t look like myself without it — it makes my face feel like my face. One of my closest friends, Brenda Song, is also a big makeup lover and she turned me on to this liner. It is the deepest black of all my black liners. Pat McGrath is a legend and I’ll give her all my money. Because of the price point, it’s more of a special-occasion liner. It’s incredibly smooth, with a felt tip, which is what I prefer. I don’t love brush-tip liners, I like the precision of a felt tip. To anyone who wants to try it, I would say to keep your eye open when you draw the liner on. I know it sounds weird, I know it sounds crazy, but closing your eye kind of warps the shape. You can draw a beautiful, smooth line and then, when you open your eye, it’s all totally different.


    Knitter’s Pride Zing Deluxe Interchangeable Needles Set – $75

    I’m a big knitter and circular needles are my favorite because you can put your knitting down before you’re finished without worrying that your stitches are going to fall off. That’s a big concern with regular needles because you can lose a whole row if you put them down in a hurry. I avoided circular needles for a while until I saw my friend using them. I thought circular needles were just for knitting circular things, but you can make anything with these. The set comes with different size needles, too, including tiny ones you can make socks with. I don’t want to sound like a crazy knitting person, but truly, the sky’s the limit.


    Acupressure Mat – $40

    This thing is basically like a bed of nails. I have really legitimate back pain and I’ve tried a lot of different things to soothe it. This is the best. It is covered in these little plastic spikes that are really intense if you don’t wear a shirt, but you can work up to that. You’re not going to get hurt by it, but you do feel it. Eventually, you kind of go numb; then, when you sit up, the blood rushes to your back. I think there’s something to that because it really helps a lot with my back pain. If you’re on your feet a lot during the day, you can also try walking on the mat — it’s brutal, but feels great. Back when I was on set, I would bring it because I would be on my feet for like 17 hours a day.


    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – $7

    This is the funniest book ever written. It’s my comfort book. I take it with me on trips because I just like knowing it’s there. It makes me so happy. There’s an audio version from the ’80s, I think, which is also incredible. My brother had it on cassette when we were little — that was my first exposure to it. It’s such an incredible piece of writing. I saw a little of the movie and then I stopped, not because it wasn’t good, but because the book is so precious to me that I didn’t want the movie to interfere with the version in my head, you know? It’s too important to me to even go there.


    Peloton Bike – $1,895

    I’ve never liked to exercise and I’m way too shy for group classes. Even before the pandemic, I really couldn’t bear the thought of being in a group class. The Peloton bike gives shy people the experience of being in a group class. It’s kind of perfect if you’re antisocial. My favorite instructor is Christine D’Ercole. She’s an absolute badass and a real competitive cyclist. You can also take these scenic rides that look like you’re biking through a forest of a French town. It’s the only exercise I’ve ever looked forward to and that’s saying a lot.


    Kamikoto 7-inch Nakiri Vegetable Knife – $205

    I have terrible knife karma. I’ve accidentally done so many bad things to myself with knives. But the blunt end on this knife means there’s one less way I can wound myself. It’s specifically for chopping vegetables; now that I garden a lot, I use mine constantly and it really does the job. I like the cleaver shape, there’s something very pleasing about it. Right now, my garden is less exciting than in the spring and summer, but I actually just started seeding tomatoes inside. That’s really what gets me going.


    David Bowie ‘Peter & The Wolf’ 1978 – $80

    This record is very precious to me. If you love David Bowie, which everybody should, it’s an incredible experience. For anyone who doesn’t know what this album is, it’s a story told with an orchestra. It’s very different from anything you would hear now. I don’t think this is really done anymore and it’s a cool thing to hear. As a kid, my mom really pushed me towards classical music, so I listened to this a lot. It’s otherworldly because of Bowie’s voice and his presence. I’m pretty sure it’s available on YouTube, so you can just listen to it for free. But if you can get your hands on a vinyl copy, you really should. The record is a transparent green color. I have a thing for clear records. They do something for my soul. So this is a real treasure of mine.


    Catbird Tiniest Key Charm, Yellow Gold – $88

    The only piece of jewelry I wear every day. Mine is engraved with a little meaningful thing. I love everything at Catbird. Delicate, unique jewelry is my favorite and they just have so many beautiful things. They are my go-to for gifts. I’ve never been to their boutiques but I have always wanted to go.


    Phantom quartz tower – $50

    Los Angeles really ruins crystals for people that have a genuine interest in them. People have just like douche-ified it here. I’ve been collecting crystals forever. Phantom quartz are just quartz crystals that grow with the shadow of another crystal inside them. The effect is so beautiful and there are all different kinds. I have one called a Tibetan black phantom quartz that’s clear with a black phantom in it. You can get gorgeous crystals on Etsy for not that much money. I travel with a piece of phantom quartz because I have a lot of anxiety around travel and there’s something about looking at a thing that’s maybe a million years old, you know, that makes me calm down. It makes me think, You know, you’re just a speck in this dumb universe. Plus, they’re just really pretty crystals to look at.


    Written by Liza Corsillo as told by Kat Dennings for The Strategist, article published March 12
    February 26, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    If there’s one place Marvel fans wouldn’t have expected Darcy Lewis to make her grand return to the MCU, it’s on a Disney+ series focussed on Scarlet Witch and her spiral out of control. And yet, when WandaVision‘s fourth episode aired on Jan. 29, there was the illustrious former intern in all her glory. And we weren’t even the only ones shocked — when Kat Dennings sat down for a video call with POPSUGAR, she admitted that she had been surprised to get the call to return from Marvel.


    “It’s so rare that you get to revisit a character at all, so something on this kind of scale with this long in between appearances is really fun,” she admitted. “[My first thought was] absolute shock, first. And then I said yes, without knowing what it was. I was like, ‘Yes, whatever it is, I’ll do it.'”

    Honestly, who wouldn’t say yes without thinking to Marvel? It’s Marvel. (OK, so, maybe Chris Evans did, but that’s different.) “When they said it was WandaVision, I was a little bit confused! Only because that was the last thing I expected to hear,” she added. “Darcy didn’t interact with anybody in that world at all, so it was definitely a very unexpected pairing, but an absolute joy. I mean, it’s such a unique show.”

    Seven episodes into the limited series, and there’s no doubt of how unique it is. Darcy’s return is thanks to the Hex, a forcefield around the city of Westview, NJ, that has seemingly been erected by former Avenger, Wanda Maximoff. Darcy — now a doctor in astrophysics — is recruited by S.W.O.R.D to figure out what the anomaly is and how to take it down. And from there, a lot goes down. For Dennings, the opportunity to evolve her well-beloved character was a welcome one. “The writers are amazing, and Jac Schaeffer, our head writer and executive producer, put so much thought and character development into Darcy. It was just so amazing — I’ve thanked her profusely,” she gushed. “I consider it a new role. She’s obviously been through a ton of school to get her PhD and become a doctor. She’s now an expert in her field, and she’s demanding respect. She’s a boss! So, it felt great — it feels so good to be portraying a smart woman and a cool character in the show.”

    And Dennings took Darcy’s promotion seriously, admitting that she began listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s podcast StarTalk, because she wanted to hear a real astrophysicist talk. “These terms are very complicated, and when you’re saying them, you don’t want to sound like you’re sounding out a word for the first time,” she explained. “You want to sound like you’ve said it hundreds of times. So, that was how I prepared — I listened to an astrophysicist saying these words over and over, so I sounded like I had said them all the time. There’s an ease that a real astrophysicist has saying those words that I wanted to try and get.” We have to respect the dedication to the craft!

    Darcy’s inclusion in this new “world” has allowed her to interact with new characters outside of her original Thor story, namely Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park). If Twitter had its way, the fast fan-favourite trio would have their stand-alone TV series after WandaVision! “Oh, well, what a dream,” Dennings said when I asked how it was working with her costars. “Randall is an unbelievable actor and the loveliest man you’ll ever meet! There’s nothing to complain about — we would sit down at that desk with our little bag of chips, and I was like, ‘God, I can’t believe I’m getting paid to do this as my job.’ And the great thing is that it doesn’t make sense that Darcy and Jimmy would be together in a scene, but now it’s happening.”

    That mishmash of characters from different comic book backgrounds is what makes fans love the MCU so much, and it’s what made up some of Dennings’s favourite scenes. “It’s really fun to be in something that you know a lot of people are going to watch. Because as an actor, sometimes you put your heart and soul in something two people see, and that’s fine, too. But this is definitely a one-of-a-kind a situation,” she said.

    Fans have two more episodes of WandaVision to enjoy seeing Darcy on their screen, and Dennings is adamant that she doesn’t know what’s in store for the doctor’s future. Could she ever be a superhero herself? Probably not, but Dennings theorized that if Darcy ever got powers, it would be less of the world-saving variety and have more of the self-serving element. “She could pour water from her fingertips? So, she could make cup of noodles and coffee at the same time,” she threw out. “It’s always about snacks with me. The power of snacks.” Maybe she’ll show up in Thor: Thunder and Love, alongside her former employee Jane Foster who’s set to become the goddess of Thunder, aka Lady Freakin’ Thor.

    “Here’s the thing, I’ll do anything they say,” Dennings answered when I asked. “If Marvel called me and said, ‘We need you to get on a trampoline, and you’re just going to jump really high. Wherever you end up, we’re going to make a movie.’ I’m down. I’ll do whatever they say.” But, she hasn’t been asked to join the cast for Love and Thunder. “I don’t think I am [in the movie], because they are shooting it right now. But, my door’s always open for Marvel.”

    You heard the lady, Marvel. Your move.


    Written by Mekishana Pierre for Popsugar, article posted February 25
    February 17, 2021  Sparrow No comments Media, Press Articles

    WandaVision is the most talked-about TV show of 2021 so far.


    That is kind of to be expected, as the first Marvel Cinema Universe show on Disney+ was always going to be a big deal. But maybe what fans didn’t expect was for the show to be as strange as it is.

    Instead of superhero battles and sci-fi action, for the first few episodes viewers instead got homages to the sitcoms of yesteryear, with an additonal sinister, unnerving edge.

    The fourth episode finally pulled out into the wider MCU world, and gave us some clues as to what is going on. Returning characters Darcy Lewis (from the Thor movies) and Agent Jimmy Woo (first seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp) are now on the outside of Westview looking in, trying to figure out what is going on, just like the viewers at home.

    We caught up with the Darcy and Jimmy – or more accurately Kat Dennings and Randall Park, the actors that play them – to talk about what they thought when they first discovered what the show was about.

    “When I first got called in [by] Jac Schaeffer, the head writer, we sat in a conference room, and she had the whole show mapped out on the walls.” says Randall Park. “I was just so amazed.”

    “‘I was like ‘What is going on?'” adds Kat Dennings. “This is the craziest thing I have ever seen.'”

    “But seeing all of the work they put in to it, it all really makes sense,” she continued. “Everything you see has a payoff. There’s nothing put in purely by accident.”

    “There’s a huge payoff that I think people will be really excited for.”

    And based on what happens at the end of episode five, we are starting to see it all come together.

    WandaVision is streaming exclusively now on Disney+


    Written by Wil Jones for JOE, article published without a given date
    February 13, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    There are cryptic TV shows that keep you guessing and then there is Disney+’s first standalone Marvel TV show, Wandavision.


    The show follows one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest relationships between Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Vision played by Paul Bettany. But for the first few episodes of the show there are no big Marvel Avengers-esque battle scenes and instead the pair are living very domesticated lives on various TV sound stages that act as parodies of classic TV sitcoms from the 1950s to the 1990s.

    Confused? So are we, BUT as the show progresses and the domesticated bliss slips, the mystery heats up and so does the drama. At the centre of the plot twist is Kat Dennings’s Darcy Lewis (who was previously seen in the Thor movies) who takes on an investigative mission to try to figure what the actual f**k is going on – much like us at home.

    Here, the former star of sitcom 2 Broke Girls and Dollface, opens up on Wandavision plot twists, her hopes for Wandavision season two and what missing out on a role in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland taught her about success and failure…

    How have you been looking after your mental wellbeing during this time?

    My cat has never been happier. She doesn’t know what’s going on but it’s a rough, weird time to be a human person on planet earth, isn’t it? I started a garden and I had been wanting to do that ever since I moved here. I never had the time, or I never made the time before. I built the garden boxes myself and planted them last spring. I know it sounds like not a big deal, but for me it was. A nice thing to realise during this was that I wanted to feel better. Being sad is the worst. Obviously this is a horrible, sad time, but I found myself wanting to feel better which, again, sounds like not a big deal, but it’s a good instinct to know that you have the want to improve your situation.

    As an actor you have really had a lot of your work stripped away from you this year and as a generation, we’re taught to strive for more constantly. What has that made you realise about what’s important and how you define success?

    That’s an important and big question because it’s so true. I’m in my thirties now and I’ve been working my whole life almost. My life has been my job, my career, and work, work, work. It’s not necessarily the fun part of being an actress, but I really enjoy my work, I love to act and be on set. My life had been focused on that for so long and then all of a sudden, you have to stop. But the fortunate thing I also realized was that my priorities have been pretty good. My family has always been number one, and my friends, so I wasn’t jolted into realizing what was important. I felt like I already had that straight. But in a way, a lot of my life was filled with guilt before, because I’m away all the time. You’re often traveling, or you’re on set for hours and my typical work day is 16 -17 hours. I don’t see my loved ones as much as I would want so I’ve certainly taken advantage of that. I bubbled up with my brother, sister-in-law and their baby that they just had and I have realised that it’s people that make the world go round. Remember sitting down and getting a coffee with your best friend and talking sh*t for hours?

    I know – I miss gossip! But thankfully we have Wandavision for out of this world escapism. Stepping back into the Marvel Universe there is so much secrecy and you are quite the plot twist…

    Right! What’s funny is that, for anyone who remembers my character from the Thor movies, that was like eight years ago, and I was just happy to be there the first time. I was so thrilled to be in one movie, let alone two. Anytime Marvel calls I’m like, “Yes, of course. Whatever you want.” So, I didn’t know what the scope of my role was going to be. For all I knew, it was in one scene or I had a cameo. When I found out what was going on, I couldn’t believe it. Not only is she here to help solve this big mystery, but now she’s an expert – she’s a scientist!

    How much of a geek are you in real life, on the science front?

    My dad is a scientist, fun fact! He’s a biochemist, so, I’d like to say I know a little more than maybe a normal person, but I don’t understand half of what he says, so maybe not!

    What shook you the most about your character, the plot line and the new Marvel world you entered into?

    What was shocking from a production standpoint – and I always am surprised at this in terms of Marvel because it’s so rare – was that everything is already there for you to look at. Usually you’re looking at a tennis ball or you’re looking at a grip holding a light and eating a sandwich. It’s part of the fun of filmmaking. But in this case, that base, the SWORD base that you see was all built. It was an entire place with hallways, different rooms and even mugs on the desk – every detail was looked at. I was also just surprised to be the one saying all the scientific language, because I’m the last person that you would expect to be saying that stuff. There’s so much more to come. Don’t watch spoilers, people – save some magic for yourself.

    I love that when people promote Marvel projects they literally can’t say anything about it…

    Our talking point sheets are just what we can’t talk about. We can’t say anything basically, but it’s fun. When you go into these interviews you have a totally blank brain and that’s the best way to do it. I’m one of those rare people that can keep a secret. I do tend to tell my brother, that’s all and he can keep a secret. We’re basically one.

    If you could be in the writers room for Wandavision season two what would you want to happen for Darcy Lewis?

    Oh God, I’m grateful I’m not in the writer’s room because this show is so intricate. I don’t know if these shows are going to have second seasons but I would love to see Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis doing an X-Files show together, solving mysteries.

    You have had such an amazing career from Two Broke Girls to Wandavision but is there, “no” that you have received in your life that has ultimately been an empowering one in retrospect?

    I’m glad you brought that up because it’s so true. You see 10 jobs that have been a yes. For every one job, there’s a thousand nos that you don’t see, of course. I can even say during the pandemic I was attached to a film that was my dream role in every way, dream director, dream cast, dream script, dream role. I dropped out because they wanted to shoot during the pandemic, it would have involved me not being able to see my family, and traveling and coming back and quarantining away from them for a long time. My parents are older so I had to make that decision and it hurt so bad. I was so sad for a long time.

    There was a movie I am still sad about so I don’t know if it gave me anything constructive. But I had a bunch of auditions for Tim Burton’s Alive in Wonderland. I know that seems strange, and I was as surprised as everybody else, but I got right up to the end, and he’s my favorite director. I was like, “I’m not going to get this because I’m wrong for it. But what if I did?” He hired the most perfect actress for that role, she deserved it, she’s wonderful, and she should have gotten it. But in my emotions I was like, “Oh, my God. What if I do get it? Now I’m close, and now I’m going to be devastated if it doesn’t work out.” It didn’t work out and I was devastated. But I look back now and I got to meet my favorite director and read a role for him -I got to be in a room with him, what a complete fluke. They put the wig on me and they did the makeup test – I was so thrilled. I was so sad afterwards and I think that might’ve been the only role I cried over losing. If I cried about every role I lost, I’d just be crying all day. I did learn an important lesson, which was, “You should try. Even if it’s not going to happen, try anyway.”


    Written by Josh Smith for Glamour Magazine, article published February 11
    February 11, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    The last time Kat Dennings brought her sardonic flair to the MCU was for 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and she didn’t necessarily expect to ever return. But then WandaVision happened, revealing that Jane Foster’s former intern had not only changed her field of study from political science to astrophysics but gotten a doctorate. However, while her newly revealed knowledge proves key to unlocking core mysteries of what exactly is going on in Westview, her wry attitude towards life hasn’t changed.


    While Dennings was excited to return to the role of Darcy, as she reveals below it wasn’t exactly the easiest process for her, and required her to do something she doesn’t normally like to do. But she’s still thrilled to see how people react to the character, and also reveal which era of sitcom she’d enjoy participating in the most.

    How wild is it to just be back in the Marvel Universe?

    Very wild, really incredible and unexpected. When I got the phone call, I was like, “What?” I was so excited. I was excited to be in one movie let alone two, let alone this, so I’m so excited. And it’s such a cool show and so unique from anything Marvel’s ever done.

    Of course. When you found out that Darcy was not only going to be a major character but a doctor — I mean, that’s a major upgrade.

    Huge. She’s obviously been in school this whole time, and it’s just really fun. You rarely get to pay off a role that started out kind of small and it becomes something else, so it’s really cool that I saw a few people being like, “I’m so proud of Darcy. She started out as an intern and now she’s a scientist.” It’s so cool that people like her and can recognize that journey she’s been on.

    Of course. Was there anything tricky about slipping back into this particular character?

    Well, it’s definitely a new experience. I have never revisited a role so many years later, so I had to rewatch and remember who Darcy was. But at the same time, she is a different person now. She’s a grownup and she’s become an expert in her field. All I wanted is to make sure I kept Darcy’s essence, but also let her grow up a bit.

    So you’re saying that you actually went back and rewatched the first two Thor movies?

    Yes. Yes, I did. Only once, that’s all I can take of myself on screen, but it was really fun to look back. God, the sense memory of that, it was such a wonderful experience so it was a pleasure.

    When you say it sounds fun, what was the biggest, the most striking thing that came to you?

    Well, I don’t know. God, I just remember everything about it. I remember we shot the first one in Santa Fe and I remember the weather there is nuts. I took a nap one day and I woke up and there was like a foot of snow on the ground, it was just so confusing. It was just such a good time. These things I’ve done marks a time in my life and watching them takes me right back, so it’s fun.

    I’m not going to ask you to say anything about looking forward because, of course, you can’t tell me anything. But thinking about the general wide world of sitcoms, is there a particular era that you wish you could participate in?

    Probably the ’50s — that’s the aesthetic that I prefer but also, it’s very cool and very technical. In that first episode when they’re in that era, all of the effects were practical. All the plates and all the food going around, that was on fishing line like they used to do back in the old days and they had a live audience. They kept it really accurate to what tactics they would use to shoot those, so that was very interesting to watch for me.

    So the ’50s are the big one for you. Anything you hope that you get to try in the future?

    That’s probably leading into a spoiler of some sort, so I cannot say a word.


    Written by Liz Shannon Miller for Collider, article published February 10

    Among other interviews last Monday, Kat spoke to Screen Rant. Below, you can watch the interview video and read its accompanying article.

    WandaVision brought back another MCU fan favorite last week, as the Disney+ series re-introduced the loquacious college student turned astrophysicist Darcy Lewis. Played by Kat Dennings, she was introduced as an intern and sidekick to Jane Foster in Thor and has now worked her way up to SWORD consultant and doctor.

    Dennings spoke to Screen Rant about Darcy’s offscreen growth since Thor: The Dark World, her onscreen chemistry with Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo, and where her character might go from here.

    A lot’s been made of Darcy being a doctor now and her credentials. I’m so proud of her. Do you have a backstory in your head for that development, or is that something we’re going to explore later on down the line in the MCU?

    Well, first of all, thank you for saying that. That is very sweet. I’ve been really overwhelmed with the sweetness of the internet. That’s not something I ever thought I’d say. I really appreciate how nice people have been about Darcy.

    But yeah, it’s funny. The main question I had for the writers was, “Was Darcy blipped?” Like, what happened? We decided amongst ourselves that she was not blipped. And while we don’t see that flashback, I like as an actor to imagine Darcy in the blip. Because that would be hilarious.

    I think the idea would be that Darcy was influenced by Jane Foster and Dr. Selvig to become an astrophysicist. It’s kind of fun to watch her evolution, and now she’s a boss and she’s a doctor. I imagine she’s just been in school with her head in a book this whole time.

    As far as you know, when was the last time that Darcy saw Jane Foster?

    That’s a good question. What we know is that the last time was in Thor: The Dark World. I’d like to think that they saw each other more. I’d like to think that they have a text-phone call-FaceTime relationship.

    I think they were in contact personally. I bet Jane wrote her a letter of recommendation.

    Previously, you commented about really getting into the action in WandaVision. What’s been your favorite part about portraying Darcy this time around?

    It never happens as an actor that you get to not only revisit a role, but bring that role full circle. Like I said, making her a doctor? That’s so gratifying to play. Because she was a fun college student, and now she’s like a boss, and she’s an expert. Now she gets to tell people what’s going on. That’s the most fun part for me.

    And I will say those words are very hard to pronounce. I wanted to make sure I got them right, and they actually had an astrophysicist on set to help correct me if I said something wrong. Or if the lines were a little bit right, but a little bit wrong, she would come and be like, “Actually, it’s this,” and then we would change it to be accurate. So, it was a really, really cool experience.

    Is it just me, or did I detect a little bit of chemistry between Darcy and Agent Woo? Darcy is usually pretty cold to people, but it seems like she connects with him. Is there a connection there?

    Well, for the character, certainly. I love Randall Park. He’s a wonderful person and amazing actor. For me, I was just so excited to be in the scenes with him.

    But for those characters, I think there’s that fun thing of two people that you never thought would be put together, from two completely different movies and different parts of the MCU. Seeing that is really fun, and I’m so glad people respond to it. It was fun to play. I love that scene with the potato chips. He’s a joy, and there’s a lot more of that.

    What’s the biggest difference between working on these Marvel films and this new foray into the MCU television side on Disney+?

    Shooting a show and shooting a movie are different, of course. There’s that thing of like, “Okay, we have to shoot this location out. So we’re gonna do this,” and whatever. There’s always a logistical thing with the show. It’s a little more controlled in a film, but Marvel is the best of the best. They’re as good as it gets, so it didn’t feel that different at all. They’re on top of their game, and obviously, everybody is is the best at their job. And it’s a real joy. That experience is pretty unheard of in the world of indie film, eating ramen in the closet like I usually do on set.


    Written by Joe Decklemeier for Screen Rant, article dated February 4th
    February 04, 2021  Sparrow No comments Media, Press Articles, Projects, WandaVision

    Among other interviews last Monday, Kat and Randall spoke to Cinema Blend. Below, you can watch the interview video and read its accompanying article.

    In 2019, half of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe disappeared. As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos successfully assembled the full Infinity Gauntlet, and when he snapped his fingers half of all life in existence turned to dust. Everyone eventually came back in Avengers: Endgame thanks to the efforts of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but still it has left a big question lingering in the canon: who got “blipped” and who didn’t?

    Since the end of Avengers: Infinity War and seeing heroes like Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury fade away in the moment, we have gotten confirmation about a number key individuals who did and didn’t go away – including Shuri, The Wasp, Peter Parker’s friends, and WandaVision’s Monica Rambeau – but still there are many whose specific experiences remain unexamined. Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis and Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo are two good examples, but at the very least we now have the actors’ own takes on what happened to their characters following the Mad Titan’s snap.

    Both Kat Dennings and Randall Park made big Marvel Cinematic Universe comebacks this past week, reprising their respective Thor/Thor: The Dark World and Ant-Man And The Wasp roles on WandaVision, and while their separate arrivals on the show didn’t confirm whether or not Darcy and Jimmy were blipped, I felt compelled to ask them for their thoughts when I interviewed them yesterday afternoon. As seen in the video above, I spoke with them both during a virtual press day for the Disney+ series, and starting with Dennings she confirmed that she believes that Darcy didn’t get blipped:

    That was also a question I had! That was talked about at length with the writers. I don’t think she was blipped. I would like a flashback to see Darcy not blipped. That would be very funny. But we decided she wasn’t blipped.

    When you really think about it, Darcy Lewis not being blipped really does make the most sense. Fans may remember that when we first met her in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor she was hanging out with a couple of astrophysicists (a.k.a. Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster and Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig), but she herself was only an intern, and a political science major to boot. Clearly her time with the God of Thunder made her rethink her life goals, as shown via her increased scientific acumen in Thor: The Dark World, but in WandaVision she is reintroduced as “Dr. Darcy Lewis.”

    Getting a degree like that takes a fair amount of time, so it stands to reason that Darcy was not only not blipped, but used the five year gap to further her education and earn her doctorate. Which is objectively awesome.

    As for FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, Randall Park was equally curious about whether or not he got blipped. In the making of WandaVision it was something that he too asked the writers about – though he didn’t quite get the same kind of confirmation as Kat Dennings. Said Park,

    I did ask that question during the making of this, and I’ve gotten various answers [and] theories. I don’t know the answer for sure, but my theory is that he wasn’t because he needed that time to learn that card trick.

    For those who don’t immediately register the reference, Jimmy Woo’s arrival on the scene in WandaVision sees him do a little sleight of hand trick with his business card – which Ant-Man And The Wasp fans will remember was a little hobby that he was inspired to pick up following his time monitoring Scott Lang.

    Joking aside, it certainly would be believable that Jimmy has been around for the last five years just because of how well adjusted he seems in the face of all the craziness that WandaVision is throwing at him. It’s understandable that the official Marvel canon might want to keep his “blipped or not blipped” situation open ended just in case there is a specific idea that a filmmaker wants to pursue, but for now I think it’s safe to take Randall Park’s take on the matter and say that he wasn’t a victim of Thanos.

    While it took until the fourth episode of WandaVision for them to arrive, Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo both appear to have some key roles to play in the rest of the mysterious Disney+ series, and we can’t wait to see what else they get up to. The next episode will be live on the streaming service at midnight on Friday, and while we have next to no idea what to expect (an extension of the show’s mysterious nature) we can’t wait to watch it unfold.


    Written by Eric Eisenberg for Cinema Blend, article dated February 3rd
    February 04, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    If Disney+’s WandaVision has been your entry point into the Marvel universe, you likely didn’t think much of Darcy Lewis introducing herself as “doctor” in the series’ fourth episode.

    But for portrayer Kat Dennings — and MCU fans familiar with her character — that distinction was a milestone years in the making, and Dennings was glad to see Darcy correct a S.W.O.R.D. bigwig about her proper title.

    “I like the tone it sets right off the bat. Like, ‘Sir, please. I am a doctor, thank you very much,’” Dennings tells TVLine. “I can only imagine, [as] someone who didn’t go to college, just how much she worked for that title, so she wants to be addressed correctly, as she should.”

    Darcy first appeared in the 2011 film Thor, when she was studying political science at Culver University. While interning with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard), Darcy helped contribute to their astrophysics research, then later pursued her own doctorate degree in astrophysics in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World.

    “I’m so grateful to the writers for giving her this rich backstory because the last time we saw her, she was Jane Foster’s intern, and the joke was that she’s a political science major and not a science major,” the actress adds. “It’s really fun to see that [the] influence Jane Foster had on her results in her actually becoming an astrophysicist… She’s the same girl, but now she has a bunch of degrees and a bunch of information. She’s a boss now.”

    In Episode 4 of WandaVision, Darcy was also the only scientist to realize that broadcast frequencies were being emitted from Westview, allowing for the discovery of Wanda and Vision’s sitcom world — and per a cryptic Dennings, more notable (and perhaps unexpected) moments are ahead for the character.

    “I will say that you definitely see things from Darcy that have not been seen before,” she teases, while also promising “a lot more” of the delightful dynamic between Darcy and Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo: “For me, there’s nothing more fun than watching two characters that you don’t expect together, put together.”


    Written by Rebecca Iannucci, with reporting by Keisha Hatchett for TVLine, article dated February 3rd
    February 03, 2021  Sparrow No comments Press Articles

    After appearing in the first two Thor movies, Kat Dennings has returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Disney+ show WandaVision.

    Her character, Darcy Lewis, is one of the few original creations in the MCU that is not based on an existing comic book figure. That makes Darcy somewhat of a blank slate, and she could potentially turn up anywhere in the movies.

    We got to speak to Kat Dennings, following her WandaVision come back, and asked who in the MCU she would like to see Darcy team up with. And she was very sure of here answer: Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

    In case you were not aware, Darcy and Loki are a pretty popular pairing amongst Marvel fans, often appearing in fan fiction and fan art. And Kat Dennings was keen to stoke the flames of the Marvel stan fire, and try and make it happen in canon.

    “I know that there’s a lot of online stuff about Darcy and Loki, that’s been brought to my attention, which is so great,” said Dennings. “So I’ll hope for that.”

    “I think it would be exciting for a few people on Tumblr. Do it for the Tumblr.”

    “It would be a funny pairing. The two most opposite characters in the MCU. probably.”

    This isn’t the first time she has alluded to the pairing – she shared a photo of her and Tom Hiddleston together when Thor: The Dark World was released back in 2013.

    Dennings went on to talk about how Darcy’s new role as a doctor of astrophysics could see her “plopped” in anywhere in the MCU.

    “The cool thing about Darcy being an original character and… now she’s Dr Darcy Lewis, she’s an astrophysicist, she’s kind of fair game for any interaction, which is very exciting.

    “Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything further, but she could be plopped anywhere, I guess.”


    Written by Wil Jones for Joe, article dated February 3rd





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