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Sparrow - Sep 30, 2021
Gallery update: Kat on Extra TV
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We have added over 70 screencaps of Kat’s tiny chat with ExtraTV, episode from last Tuesday.

Sparrow - Sep 29, 2021
Kat for ExtraTV
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In a video uploaded yesterday to their Twitter, Extra TV‘s Rachel Lindsay talks to Kat over her Marvel future and her partnership with Royal Canin and the Take Your Cat to the Vet initiative. We regret to inform there is no longer version available.

Sparrow - Sep 28, 2021
How Kat Dennings embodies Death for Audible’s The Sandman audiobook
Press Articles Projects The Sandman

The actress explains how she brings one of Neil Gaiman’s signature characters to life in audio form.

This past weekend, Netflix finally unveiled the first footage from its upcoming adaptation of  Neil Gaiman’s comic The Sandman. Although the footage did not include a look at Death, viewers of Netflix’s TUDUM event saw actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste speak about her portrayal of the character.

Death is one of the signature figures of The Sandman (so much so that she got a couple solo graphic novels in her own right after the original series concluded) and must be an integral part of any adaptation of the comic created by Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. While Howell-Baptiste takes on the signature silver ankh for the TV version, Kat Dennings has been voicing Death on Audible’s audiobook adaptation, which just released Act II last week. Dennings’ journey to playing the embodiment of mortality began with her brother showing her The Sandman as she was growing up, but really got in motion when she befriended Gaiman on Twitter years ago.

“We became Twitter friends through the miracle of the internet,” Dennings tells EW. “He’d always said, ‘I hope we can work together,’ and I would be like, ‘uh, me too!’ So one day he just texted and asked, ‘would you like to be the voice of Death? We’re making Sandman as an Audible original.’ She was always my favorite character, I could not believe it and agreed without any further thought. But I’ve since felt that pressure on my shoulders since we all love her so much. It’s a huge honor.”

From Gaiman’s point of view, Dennings could bring the cheeriness that makes Death so unique from pretty much every other depiction of the Grim Reaper.

“By that point I known Kat for about seven years,” Gaiman says. “I love a lot of things about her, including her voice and the range that she has, but most of all I loved the way that talking to her always cheers me up. One of the things I wanted in Death is a lightness. She has to be able to speak truth to Dream, she has to be instantly recognizable (especially in an audio context), and she has to be somebody that you’d just like to hang out with. And I thought, well, Kat actually has all of those, plus I knew she’s a fan.”

Death first appeared in The Sandman #8, an early chapter titled “The Sound of Her Wings.” Up until that point, protagonist Dream (also known as Morpheus) had been doing some pretty standard fantasy-quest stuff, reclaiming his relics of power from various corners of the universe after escaping a decades-long imprisonment. Having finished his quest, Morpheus feels a little morose. It’s then that his big sister comes in to remind him what life is all about (she would know, being the master of its opposite).

“I really enjoyed recording that scene,” Dennings says. “The cool thing about Death is her ‘job’ really goes against her adorable bubbly personality. Her storylines are obviously very serious and pretty dark, but her personality and attitude keeps it somewhat cheerful. And I think that’s something people really love about her. ‘Sound of Her Wings’ is sort of her most memorable chapter, even though it’s her first. All of the famous Death quotes kind of come from that. She sits down next to Dream and gets mad at him, they have this cute sibling argument. That was really fun, but the weight of that recording was not lost on me in the moment because I knew how much was riding on it for fans of the graphic novel.”

Act II was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the world of back-to-back nightshoots had been replaced by one of remote video recordings. But Gaiman thinks Dennings’ performance has only improved in the second installment.

“I thought she was terrific in Act I, but it felt like she was figuring it all out. She was finding the character,” Gaiman says. “In Act II, she’s found the character. She knows exactly what she’s doing; we’re in the middle of this amazing family dinner and she keeps it all going and you believe her. When I created the character of Death, I loved the idea of somebody who, when they say, ‘you know, you really should have looked both ways before you crossed that street,’ you believe them. You get both regret and joy and all of those emotions.”

For her part, Dennings has also gotten used to embodying a character purely through her voice. Her own process doesn’t change much — especially since, by her own admission, she already dresses in black pretty much every day anyway.

“It’s more similar than you would think, for me anyway,” Dennings says. “While I’m doing these, if I don’t act them out the way I sort of would in a visual medium, it doesn’t come across quite right for me. I like to really get into it. It’s almost easier because I don’t have to think about what I look like and all that stuff, but you find yourself thinking about your voice. You never really do when you’re acting in front of a camera. I have a very weird voice and a very like odd way of talking. And I really become very conscious of that while we do these things. So I do try to control my voice a little bit more, which is an interesting exercise. You know, you can pick your voice up or down…you know, the options are endless.”

As endless, perhaps, as Death and Dream and the rest of their immortal siblings.

The Sandman: Act II is now available to listen on Audible.


Written by Christian Holub for Entertainment Weekly, article published on September 28
Sparrow - Sep 26, 2021
Gallery update: Kat on New York Live
Gallery TV Appearances

We have added over 250 screencaps of Kat’s talk with New York Live, episode from last Thursday.

Sparrow - Sep 25, 2021
Gallery update: The Sandman Act II behind-the-scenes
Gallery Projects The Sandman

We have added over 120 screencaps of Kat’s bit in the behind-the-scenes look at The Sandman Act II.

Sparrow - Sep 24, 2021
James McAvoy talks Kat Dennings
Originals Projects The Sandman

Interviewed by Daryl Austin of Newsweek for an article published to the website today, James McAvoy talked of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s dark magic, Dirk Maggs’s magistral sound design and the unexpected casting choice that was our Miss Dennings.

And while Morpheus doesn’t always get along with the other members of The Endless, McAvoy explained that Dream and Death are particularly close. “They get along very, very well,” he said. Death is played by Dennings, someone McAvoy said was unexpected in the role. “When you think of Death, you don’t think of Kat with her brilliant throwaway delivery,” he explained, “but she nailed it and once you hear her, you know how perfect for the part she is.” He said Dennings portraying Death is just another example of the brilliantly unexpected world Gaiman and Maggs created for the audio adaptation of the series.

You may read the complete interview with James McAvoy here.

Sparrow - Sep 24, 2021
Kat on New York Live
Dollface Interviews Media Projects The Sandman

Yesterday, Kat Dennings talked with Sara Gore of NBC’s New York Live about Act II of the hit audible original series, The Sandman but also Dollface season 2, which Kat predicts might premiere before the year is done.

Sparrow - Sep 23, 2021
The Sandman Act II behind-the-scenes
Media Projects The Sandman

Co-executive producers Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs, Kat Dennings (voice of Death) and composer James Hannigan discuss the making of ‘The Sandman: Act II,’ only on Audible.

Sparrow - Sep 22, 2021
Kat’s episode of What If…? is out now!
Projects What If...?

Thor, who never learned to be a good hero, throws an out-of-control intergalactic party on Earth. Everyone is invited… Including Darcy Lewis. Listen to Kat’s reprisal of Darcy in the new episode of Marvel’s What If…?, available starting today on Disney+.

Sparrow - Sep 22, 2021
The Sandman Act II is out now!
Media Projects The Sandman

Enter the Dreaming again with the next part to the #1 New York Times best-seller. Based on the DC graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman, adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs, and featuring an epic ensemble cast, including James McAvoy as Morpheus, Lord of Dreams, and Kat Dennings as Death of the Endless.

Watch the official trailer below and order the Audible original here.


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