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Sparrow - Feb 11, 2021
Kat Dennings on How She Got Back Into Character For ‘WandaVision’
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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
Sparrow - Feb 4, 2021
Kat interviewed for Screen Rant
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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
Sparrow - Feb 4, 2021
Kat interviewed for Cinema Blend
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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
Sparrow - Feb 4, 2021
WandaVision’s Kat Dennings Tees Up a Darcy That Has ‘Not Been Seen Before’
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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
Sparrow - Feb 3, 2021
Kat Dennings wants Darcy Lewis and Loki to team up in the MCU
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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
Sparrow - Feb 3, 2021
Kat on Just for Variety! podcast
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Marc Malkin of Variety chatted with Kat over Zoom for the website’s podcast. She can be heard around minute 24:00. Below, you can read the accompanying news article.

Did you know that they were thinking about bringing back Darcy?

Once you’re in the Marvel Universe, you’re kind of there even if they kill you. You’re still there. A lot of time had gone by between the first two “Thor” movies and I didn’t know whether or not they’d ever bring Darcy back. And I never assumed that they would so when I got this call, especially for this, because Darcy has [had] nothing to do with Wanda or Vision, or the Avengers other than Thor, it was kind of like, “What is she doing here?” And that was my question. But of course, the initial phone call comes in and it’s a secret phone call. You sign an NDA before you get the phone call. They’re like, “How do you feel about this?” Like I’m gonna say no, at all ever to Marvel for anything. You say yes a then you’re in for a wild ride. You don’t even know what’s happening. I still don’t really know what’s happening.

Do they show you scripts or just tell you bits and pieces of what you need to know?

My first meeting with [writer] Jac Schaeffer and [director] Matt Shakman was at the new Marvel offices. I had been to the old offices, but never the new ones. It’s really intense and incredible. If you’re a fan of Marvel, your brain would explode, but you sign an NDA when you get to the lobby. So intense, so intense. And then once you do that, you sit and they bring you a little badge, and then you go into the room. And I understood why I had to sign the NDA before this meeting. The walls were just covered with the comic book pages with references. For a person who thinks comic books are like the end-all be-all, it was just like, unreal. They took this very serious. They always do, but this, specifically, they wanted to get this just right, because it’s so different from anything Marvel’s ever done. Everything has been meticulously planned. They laid out the sketch of it and what I would be doing, but to be honest I still don’t really know what happens.

How much fun is it to be on the set? It seems so immersive.

The thing for anybody in the industry or not, you know that usually your budget isn’t this kind of a thing. So they’re able to create everything and that’s so rare as an actor, because usually you’re imagining all of it, which is fun, it’s also really fun to do. But in this case, you kind of don’t have to, it’s there. So it’s just an unbelievable experience. I remember the first Thor movie, I had come from the world of like $10 indie movies so I couldn’t believe what was going on. They had this town built in the desert in Santa Fe, a whole town, everything was there. And we would start that’d be like a long shot in the back and we would round the corner and come towards the camera down the street. And the AD, which is the assistant director who says action and cut and whatever through a microphone, if you’re that far away. Usually you hear him screaming from 100 feet away, “Action!” But this time, his voice came through a speaker inside a newspaper box next to us on the street. It was like magic. I was like, “Oh my god, where is he?”

How spoiled do you get then?

You cannot get used to it. Don’t ever get used to it. You’ll never see that size of a trailer ever again. I didn’t know they made such a nice trailer. They do such a nice job for us. They take good care of us and they want us to be happy. And they want everyone to be happy and do their best. And that’s how it’s possible. Everyone feels good and taken care of and ready to go. So I love working for Marvel. [Laughs]

Are you going to be in the next “Thor” movie, “Thor: Love and Thunder?”

Still don’t know. I don’t think so. I’m gonna assume no, I feel like I would know by now. They’re shooting it so I don’t think so. I don’t know. I promise. Scout’s honor. I mean, I feel like someone would have alluded to it. I don’t know. But anything Marvel ever wants from me, I am always available for them. Not matter what.

I love how they kept Darcy very down to earth. I noticed that you’re eating Cup of Noodles and baked potato chips in your first episode.

They wanted to keep Darcy’s essence. At heart she’s still that college girl who eats trash ramen from 7-Eleven like me. And I really love that they put that in there. And they even asked — again Marvel spoiling their actors — what flavor Cup of Noodles do you like best? [Laughs]. Then they asked what kind of potato chips do you think Darcy would eat. I was like, “Well, she’s an adult now so maybe the baked ones.” [Laughs]. I love those little things. I’m so happy you noticed that.

Now, a fun question, what was the worst audition you ever went on?

It’s not the worst, but it’s the craziest and most memorable. I’m trying to figure out the aftermath of me telling the story and whether it’s worth it. I just won’t say names. So there was a film, very dramatic film that did come out and was nominated for a bajillion Oscars and was amazing. That’s all I’ll say about who, but the scene I was reading, this was like the final audition where I was reading with the actor. And in the scene I was being physically restrained by that actor. So the dialogue all had to do with me trying to get free from the guy. I’m pretty young at that point. I’m not nervous, but I know this is a big deal. I’m super excited to be reading with this famous actor and this hugely famous director that I really respect and he’s there and I’m like, “Oh, my God, this is a big deal.” I have everything memorized. I’m ready to get into like the physicality of the scene, but I realized pretty quick that that actor is not going to touch me. He’s also not going to be near me. He was at the other end of the room, which seemed to be his choice, which I was like I’m going to be miming this. So a scene where I am asking to be let go of and physically wriggling out of this man’s grip became a mining session. But I understand and I respect that the actor made that decision. But at the time, it was not great because I was like, “I look like an absolute moron.” I’m not getting this. But I enjoyed it. It was just not what I anticipated.

You say you understand and respect why the actor made that decision so you could tell me who it is.

I feel like I can’t because he’s one of my favorite actors of all time. But he didn’t do a bad thing. All right, it was Nicolas Cage. But the movie I won’t say. I don’t want this to seem like it was life ruining. It was great. In fact, you asked for the worst, but it’s one of the best memories because it was such a huge curveball and such a massive learning experience. And we ended up having such a nice conversation afterwards. It’s like one of my most cherished audition stories and I’m actually really grateful for that experience just because I wanted to be in a room with Nicolas Cage. It probably will never happen again. But what’s nice is that he was so respectful and I think that might have been where it was coming from like, I’m a young girl so he didn’t want to physically touch me and make me uncomfortable. I appreciate it. I really do.

Written by Marc Malkin, in condensed form, for Variety, article dated February 2nd
Sparrow - Feb 2, 2021
WandaVision star Kat Dennings discusses her ‘unexpected’ MCU return
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Darcy Lewis has come a long way since we last saw her in Thor: The Dark World.

After eight years away, Kat Dennings returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Darcy in last week’s WandaVision episode. When we first met her in 2011’s Thor, she was a quippy former poli-sci student interning for astrophysicists Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) when they crossed paths with Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder, and she kept that position in the movie’s sequel. However, WandaVision‘s expository fourth episode revealed that Darcy got her doctorate and became an astrophysicist herself in the intervening years (but still rocks a beanie), which is why S.W.O.R.D. recruited her to help figure out what’s going on with Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and the town of Westview.

Below, EW chats with Dennings about her MCU return, WandaVision‘s unlikely pairings, and more.

You’ve been gone from the MCU for almost a decade. What was it like returning for WandaVision? How did this experience compare to the Thor days now that Marvel’s changed so much?

Yeah, it was amazing. That call was very unexpected, and of course I was delighted to be asked. I am just a big fan of Marvel in general. I had no expectations of ever coming back, so I was just thrilled.

In the intervening years, had you given any thought to what Darcy was up to during all the major events she wasn’t directly involved in?

Yeah, that was a question initially. Did Darcy blip? Or what happened? Where is she? But this kind of answered the question that she’s just been in school this entire time, I guess, becoming a doctor. Not an M.D., but becoming an astrophysicist.

I did love that moment when the S.W.O.R.D. agent called her “Ms. Lewis” and she corrected him and said “doctor.”

That’s right, I worked hard for that doctor title!

When you got the call to return, did Marvel pitch you on the idea that she’s become an astrophysicist now, and were you surprised by what she ended up doing after Thor 2?

I didn’t know she was a doctor. All I knew was that they wanted to bring Darcy back and that it was for WandaVision. So I was extremely surprised only because Darcy had had no interaction as a character with anyone in the world WandaVision at all, so I was like, “Wow, that was the last show I excepted to be a part of.” But when I saw what they did with it, it’s kind of an ingenious move for them.

On the podcast Keep It, you said you only read your scenes in the script and didn’t know what else was going on, which is funny because episode 4 makes Darcy and Jimmy Woo [Randall Park] the audience surrogates, trying to figure out what’s going on just like we are. But does that mean you were even more confused than the audience while shooting it?

Well, I did know initially because we read through all the episodes. So I was in on the table reads, so I knew what happened and what was going on, but I decided consciously to stop reading because I didn’t want to know too much and I’m not a good enough actor to fake not knowing anything [laughs], so it could only help me. And getting to this moment where we’re talking about it, I’m consciously trying not to spoil anything, but also there is an element of me really not knowing what happens, so it makes my job a little bit easier.

Part of the show’s appeal is that it’s playing with the sitcom format. Obviously, you spent six seasons on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Did you rely on any of that experience coming into WandaVision?

Well, you know, acting in a sitcom is completely different than acting in a single-camera show or film. It’s like an art form in itself. It’s absolutely crazy and you really have to learn how it works, so I really enjoyed the first few episodes of WandaVision seeing them do that. As a fan of their characters, it was so interesting and they all are amazing. I really enjoyed Paul Bettany being very, very funny. He’s like a genius.

So would it be fair to say you got a chance to put any of the skills you learned on 2 Broke Girls in this context?

Uh, I think you’re asking a clever question that I can’t answer. I love you for it. I appreciate the tactic, though.

I had to try! Part of the fun of watching episode 4 is seeing you and Randall bounce off each other. What was it like getting to work closely on that episode?

It was amazing. He’s a lovely, wonderful person, great actor, obviously. But it was so funny just because Jimmy Woo and Darcy Lewis, again, a couple of people who never interacted before in any of the franchises, so that was really fun. And I think there was that knowledge that, “Oh, people are going think this is cool.” It’s always really fun to see pairings that you don’t expect. So yeah, it’s a delight. He’s lovely.

A lot of episode 4 was you guys sitting behind screens, looking at things that would be added in postproduction. What did you do to make those scenes come alive for yourself?

That was difficult, I will say, because I knew what was on the screens loosely, but I didn’t see the footage so I was imagining it. So yeah, that tested my imagination a bit, but it kind of added to the mystery because when you see us solving a mystery, we really are solving a mystery. It’s like very cool to see it all put together. Watching the episodes is new for us as well: “Oh, that’s what I was reacting to! Now I see!” [Laughs]

In coming back to this role, was it hard to step back into character, or did you find that pretty easy?

I had to refresh myself on myself, if that makes sense. But my development for myself was more like, “Okay, she’s been in school this whole time. She’s learned a lot, but I don’t think she’s changed as a person that much.” We could get real deep and emotional on the subject of it people change or not, but I felt like I don’t think Darcy as a human being is that different but she certainly has become older, wiser, and more senior. Now she’s the boss, and she’s never been the boss before. I think there’s that confidence in herself that maybe she didn’t have before that was fun to see. I enjoy her. [Laughs]

I’ve heard that you try not to watch things you’re in, but have you watched episode 4 yet?

Yes, I do watch WandaVision because I’m not like the main character, so I think that enables me to watch it. It’s harder for me to watch myself in large doses, only because there’s something about, you know, we’re not supposed to see ourselves in motion like that. It’s not good, it’s not healthy. [Laughs] There’s an element, “Uh, I shouldn’t see myself this much.” So yeah, I try not to, but this one I’m able to, but also I think it’s just a cool show.

New WandaVision episodes debut Fridays on Disney+.

Written by Chancellor Agard for Entertainment Weekly, article dated February 1st
Sparrow - Feb 2, 2021
Kat Dennings on Thor 4 Return: ‘I Have Not Gotten a Call’
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Although she hadn’t been seen since Thor: The Dark World, WandaVision episode four brought back the sarcastic Darcy Lewis, once again played by Kat Dennings, who has graduated to being a scientist in her own right in the ensuing years.But with filming on Thor: Love and Thunder now underway in Australia, what are the chances that Dennings will reprise her role in the MCU franchise that introduced Darcy?

IGN’s Jesse Gill posed that very question to Kat Dennings today during an interview to promote the latest episode of Marvel’s WandaVision.

According to Dennings, the chances of Darcy hanging out with her old pals Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Love and Thunder appear highly unlikely.

“Well, I have not gotten a call so I kind of doubt it since they’re shooting it right now so probably not,” Dennings told IGN, adding, “but anything Marvel ever asks of me the answer’s always yes.”

While Dennings’ Darcy may not return for the fourth Thor movie, plenty of other MCU veterans are, such as Thor and Thor: The Dark World‘s Jaime Alexander as the warrior Sif.


Look for our full interview with Kat Dennings in the days ahead.

Written by Jim Vejvoda for IGN, article dated February 2nd
Sparrow - Jan 20, 2021
Kat Dennings Has a Genius Hack for Long-Nailed Cat Owners
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Never break a nail or chip your polish while opening up a can of food ever again.

As you might have assumed, a fair amount of Allure staffers have long, flawlessly polished nails. Those of us who haven’t been visiting salons during the pandemic have been perfecting our nail-care and manicure skills at home, and seeing the results bring us a little joy during a weird time. A fair amount of Allure staffers also have (and adore) cats — another source of joy. But that joy can be instantly squelched if we break one of our beautiful nails opening cat food for one of our beautiful cats. And that’s why we’re thankful for the hack Kat Dennings shared on her Instagram Stories.

On Monday, January 18, Dennings did her best infomercial impersonation, starting a short string of videos with, “Good morning. Are you a person with long nails, but you also have a cat that eats food? Hi. I’m Kat Dennings. And this is a hack for you.” Dennings shows off her long, red manicure while holding a can of cat food with one of those dreaded tabs that threatens to break your nail or at least chip your polish.

“Go into one of your drawers and take out a little hair barrette. I know you have one — we all do,” Dennings continues, holding up one of those classic, triangular snap clips. She then demonstrates how she uses that to get under and lift the tab instead of risking any harm to one of her nails. “It’s the perfect curved shape. Slides right under. Boop!”

Boop indeed.

Dennings has shared a lot of beauty tricks and hacks on Instagram over the last few months, and while this might not seem to qualify as true beauty hack — its purpose is opening a can of cat food, after all — it works to protect your beauty and implements a beauty accessory in an unexpected way. If that doesn’t count as a beauty hack, we don’t know what does.

Written by Marci Robin for Allure
Sparrow - Jan 1, 2021
Kat and Millie in OK! USA
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The January 11th issue of OK! Magazine USA features a handful of celebrities and their pets. Among them, Kat and Millie, with their little selfie from December 1st. It’s officially Kat’s first appearance in 2021 press, even if through a humble clipping.

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