Welcome to Kat Dennings Diaries, a fansite dedicated to the actress Kat Dennings. She became known to the general public as the sassy waitress Max Black in the comedy 2 Broke Girls and in the shoes of the witty Darcy Lewis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kat can now be seen in Hulu's new show Dollface. We aim to be your go-to source for Kat goodness and offer a comprehensive archive of her career and fierceness.
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Sparrow - Jul 14, 2021
WandaVision & Dollface news
Dollface Originals Projects WandaVision

WandaVision earns a whopping 23 nominations for the Television Academy Emmy awards, including ‘Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series’, ‘Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie’ (Paul Bettany) and ‘Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie’ (Elizabeth Olsen) along with technical categories. Our heartfelt congratulations to the entire WandaVision team. The show’s success would not be possible without all intervening parts, including our Kat who, in spite of not getting a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, deserves praise for her work on the show.

As for Dollface, Lilly Singh is reported to join Kat, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky for season two, which is currently under production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Singh will play Liv, a queer bar owner with a confident sense of humor, who explores both a relationship and a business venture with Stella (Shay Mitchell).” The season is reported to premiere in early 2022.

Sparrow - Jun 2, 2021
WandaVision Originally Included Darcy Flashbacks
Press Articles Projects WandaVision

WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer reveals early drafts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series included flashbacks of what Darcy’s been up to.

WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer reveals early drafts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series included flashbacks of what Darcy Lewis has been up to in the time leading up to the series. Kat Dennings’ fan-favorite character was introduced to the MCU with the first Thor film but her only subsequent appearance was in its 2013 sequel before finally returning in WandaVision. Initially just a friend and intern to the God of Thunder’s astrophysicist love interest Jane Foster, the Disney+ series saw Darcy having finally received her doctorate in astrophysics.

Set shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the show centered on its titular characters as they live an idyllic life in a suburban area magically changing to the tune of different sitcom eras. Though it becomes clear Wanda has some form of control over this bizarre reality, she and Vision begin to suspect a darker force is driving her and the crumbling nature of the world around them. Composed of nine episodes, the series acts as a catalyst for the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

While discussing the history of the Disney+ series with Rolling Stone, Schaeffer revealed that the early stages of development on WandaVision explored Dennings’ fan-favorite astrophysicist in the timeline leading up to the story. Despite enjoying what she and the writers’ room came up with for Darcy, the group elected to excise the material for pacing and tonal reasons. Read what Schaeffer revealed below:

“In earlier drafts, there was more of Darcy before she gets to the hex. And as the project coalesced it made more sense to keep everything base-centric, except for S.W.O.R.D. headquarters. So we lost some of that other stuff. But it was really fun to write for Kat and to see a little bit more [of] what’s been going on with Darcy. We had this idea that Darcy didn’t blip, but her grandmother did. And now her grandmother’s back and Darcy had pawned her old TV, so she has to go get the TV back. And when she plugs it in, Episode One pops up, and that’s how the broadcast is discovered. It was silly, it was too much of a detour. But that writing infused all the later writing for Darcy. We also jumped all over the opportunity to have her be a Ph.D. now. That was just delightful to write.”

Given she was absent from the franchise for the better part of a decade, the initial news of Darcy’s return to the fold for WandaVision was an exciting tidbit. These feelings were propelled higher when viewers got to see the quick-witted character flaunt her newly-earned doctorate and put the cynical S.W.O.R.D. higher-ups to shame. While an exploration of her backstory could’ve better balanced the real-world story with the faux reality of Wanda and Vision, the more straightforward nature of her introduction for the show proved plenty enjoyable.

With her time in WandaVision coming to an end as she flees from the authorities after helping stop S.W.O.R.D. director Tyler Hayward, it’s currently unclear if and when fans can expect to see Dennings’ Darcy return to the MCU. Though with Jane coming back for Thor: Love and Thunder, she just may turn up again sooner rather than later — unless Marvel chooses to give fans the Darcy and Jimmy Woo X Files-type spinoff they truly desire.


Written by Grant Hermanns for Screen Rant, article published on June 02
Sparrow - Mar 17, 2021
The Real Reason We Didn’t See This WandaVision Trio Together More On Screen
Projects WandaVision

WandaVision is functionally two stories being told in parallel with each other: Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in Westview, and Jimmy (Randall Park), Monica (Teyonah Parris), and Darcy (Kat Dennings) outside the Hex. We didn’t get as much time with the latter trio, which is understandable because we were already several episodes deep into the all-too-brief series when they made their first appearances. Even so, it’s hard not to wonder what they were doing all that time between the action beats. Yoga? Donut breaks? playing Cyberpunk 2077? Shockingly, it’s none of the above. The trio was actually quite busy behind the scenes, we just didn’t get to see it.

On a similar topic, director Matt Shakman revealed on Kevin Smith’s podcast Fatman Beyond that several scenes were cut from the final episode. These cut scenes include a shot-but-never-rendered Goonies-style romp through Agatha’s (Kathryn Hahn) basement, and some alternate Monica scenes. Looper spoke with several of the creatives involved with WandaVision, including Shakman and showrunner Jac Schaeffer, and we asked what else was hard to cut. In our discussions, we got an answer as to why we didn’t see more of Jimmy, Monica, and Darcy’s adventures: They were cut for time and storytelling efficiency.

When asked which scenes were hardest to cut, Schaeffer brought up those three, and explained why they were cut: “There were more scenes in the base, with Monica and Jimmy and Darcy, things that were on the page that we didn’t shoot, where there was more theorizing. And we ultimately determined that it was just too much treading water. And also, it was a little bit self-congratulatory, because it was a lot of them figuring out the mystery, which was a mystery that we as writers built. So, right correctly, that those things fell to the side. But I think I just loved the trio so much, that it would have been fun to shoot and include more of their ensemble.”

That’s not to say Shakman and Schaeffer aren’t still thinking of them, obviously. When asked what Jimmy, Monica, and Darcy are doing now, director Matt Shakman said, “Jimmy’s a hard worker. He’s catching bad guys, of course. Monica, we’ll have to wait and see Captain Marvel 2 what she’s up to … And Dr. Darcy Lewis, the top of her field, I’m sure she’s got a lot of people asking for her time and attention.”

Add us to that list.


Written by David L. Lebovitz for Looper, article published March 16
Sparrow - Mar 8, 2021
New on Instagram 08/03
Instagram Projects WandaVision

A sweet @wandavision memory…the prop department was so considerate that they would put heat packs under our watches before we put them on in the cold temps. That kind of thing is never lost on me. We love you, props 💌

Sparrow - Mar 6, 2021
Kat and Randall have a message for you
Media Projects WandaVision

Ahead of the WandaVision finale, Marvel Entertainment shared a public service announcement starred by Kat and Randall, bringing you a very special message: do not spoil. WandaVision is now completely available on Disney+ to watch and re-watch.

Sparrow - Feb 18, 2021
Marvel Studios announces Assembled
Projects WandaVision

Assembled is the new documentary series arriving to Disney+ to show the behind the scenes of the new Marvel shows arriving to the platform. First up is WandaVision, premiering on March 12, promising fresh and deep looks into the production of the series. We’re looking forward to seeing Kat on set.

Sparrow - Feb 9, 2021
Kat on Good Morning America
Appearances Interviews Media Projects WandaVision

Kat did a digital appearance today on Good Morning America to promote WandaVision. Unfortunately, none of our questions was selected to be answered by her.

Sparrow - Feb 9, 2021
Kat interviewed for Get Your Comic On
Interviews Media Projects WandaVision

Lastly, or so it seems, out of the interviews Kat recorded on the last day of January, there is this one for Get Your Comic On, uploaded today to the website’s Youtube channel.


Recent Projects
  • Dollface
    Dollface 2019-
    Jules Wiley
    Season 2 in production
    After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, a woman tries to reconnect with the friends she lost during the relationship.
  • WandaVision
    WandaVision 2021
    Darcy Lewis
    Out now
    The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
  • Friendsgiving
    Friendsgiving 2020
    Abby
    Out now
    Glamorous, newly-divorced actor Molly and her recently-dumped lesbian best friend Abby, along with their motley crew of close friends and strange acquaintances, host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The Sandman
    The Sandman 2020-
    Death of the Endless
    Act II in production
    When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus—the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination—is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three "tools" that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence.
  • Big Mouth
    Big Mouth 2017-
    Leah Birch
    Season 4 out now
    Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.
  • Happily
    Happily 2021
    Francesca
    Out now
    A dark romantic comedy. Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.
Marvel Family
Spindrift Partnership
IS THAT A GENUINE SMILE COMING OUT OF MY FACE?! IT IS THE SMILE OF SOMEONE WHO FINALLY HOODWINKED HER FAVORITE BEVERAGE INTO SPONSORING HER…IT’S SPINDRIFT SPARKLING WATER, BABY. Never in my life have I approached a brand ASKING to partner with them out of sheer adoration. As a passionate (yet not remotely professional) gardener, I’ve become obsessed with only allowing REAL FRUIT (not “natural flavor” – actual fruit) into my consumables. Once I realized that everything I was drinking was “flavored”, I went on the hunt. I discovered @drinkspindrift which is the FIRST sparkling water made with 100% ONLY REAL SQUEEZED FRUIT and I became an absolute psycho, slowly converting my friends and family to the Drifter lifestyle. I may be part Spindrift at this point, as it is actually the only water I drink. Anyway. More to come. #realfruittastesbetter#spindriftpartner
Hard seltzer
Ummmmm so @drinkspindrift also has a hard seltzer and it is incredible @spindriftspiked YES PLEASE #realfruittastesbetter #spindriftpartner #ad21+ #drinkresponsibly
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