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 8, 2021
Kat nominated for the HCA TV Awards
Originals

The Hollywood Critics Association is out with the nominees for its inaugural HCA TV Awards, scheduled for August 22. Kat is nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie for her role of Darcy Lewis in WandaVision, along with co-stars Teyonah Parris and Kathryn Hahn.

Sparrow - Jul 2, 2021
July pick: Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
Kat's Books & Wine Club

Our literary pick for the month of July for Kat’s Books & Wine Club is Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, by essay editor and essayist Sarah Hepola, a book which Kat shared on her Instagram back in September 2015.

Alcohol was “the gasoline of all adventure” for Sarah Hepola. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.

But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should have been. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn’t remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure—the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It’s about giving up the thing you cherish most—but getting yourself back in return.


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Sparrow - Jul 1, 2021
Gallery update: Kat out for a meeting
Candids Exclusives Gallery

Now that Dollface is officially being filmed, we get to see more of Kat’s lovely face out and behind-the-scenes. We have added 32 UHQ pictures of her out for a meeting in Beverly Hills yesterday to our gallery.

Sparrow - Jun 22, 2021
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Sparrow - Jun 13, 2021
Happy birthday, Kat!
Celebrations

Join us today as we congratulate our big sister Katherine on her 35th birthday. May happiness smile upon you for many more years filled with love from your family and friends, Andrew and Millie, co-workers and ourselves; and may many more kittens come into your life!

Sparrow - Jun 9, 2021
Gallery update: Kat & Andrew go yarn shopping
Candids Exclusives Gallery

The couple visited an arts and crafts store yesterday (June 08) in Studio City, California where they were seen browsing yarn. We have added 26 HQ exclusive photographs of this outing to our gallery.

Sparrow - Jun 4, 2021
Gallery update: *Exclusive* 2 Broke Girls Promotional Photoshoot
2 Broke Girls Exclusives Gallery Photoshoots

We have added 124 UHQ images from behind the scenes of the great 2 Broke Girls photoshoot. This upload is part of a long, ongoing series of exclusives. Keep tuned for the next installment!

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 - Jun 2, 2021
‘Dollface’: Michelle Nader Set As Showrunner Of Season 2 Of Hulu’s Kat Dennings Comedy
Dollface Press Articles Projects

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Nader has boarded Dollface, the Hulu comedy starring Kat Dennings, as showrunner for its second season.

Nader, who was showrunner and exec producer of Dennings’ CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, replaces Ira Ungerleider, who was showrunner for season one.

The half-hour show is set to start production this summer after a long, Covid-impacted delay on filming with new episodes set to air in 2022.

The streamer said that Dollface was one of its “best performing new binge series for subscriber engagement” after it launched in November 2019 and was renewed in January 2020.

Dollface follows Jules, played Kat Dennings, a young vibrant woman who is dealing with the aftermath of being dumped by her boyfriend. With a broken heart, Jules battles her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, with friendships she left behind and the new battle of dating post breakup.

Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky also star.

The series was created by Jordan Weiss, who serves as an executive producer alongside Nader, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment, Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Screen Arcade, Kat Dennings and Nicole King. Dollface is produced by ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.

Nader previously spent a decade under an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television, where in addition to showrunning 2 Broke Girls, she developed female-driven comedy pilots such as I Mom So Hard and an Iliza Schleshinger project at CBS, as well as a Quinta Brunson collaboration at HBO Max.

Previously, she created the U.S. adaptation of Kath & Kim starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair for NBC while under a deal at Universal, and other past credits also include King of Queens, Spin City, and Dharma and Greg. She most recently worked on the CBS series B-Positive, produced by Chuck Lorre, and she currently has a pilot in development at Fox.

“I only run shows that Kat Dennings stars in – I think that’s a smart plan. She is incredible.” said Nader. “And Jordan has an amazing and distinct voice. She created a really unique world with such a fresh perspective, and I feel lucky to get to write for all these women. And an imaginary Cat Lady.”

“I feel incredibly lucky to have Michelle as a mentor and a partner this season,” said Weiss. “The way she writes women is thoughtful, hilarious, and real, and the way she runs a show follows suit. I’m so excited to work with her, Kat, Margot, and the rest of our Hulu/ABC team to bring another season of this show to life.”

“We are so lucky to have Michelle Nader running this show. I’ve seen her mastery and commitment firsthand and I can’t wait to be on a set with her again” said Kat Dennings. “She is the ideal person to take Dollface to new heights.”

Nader is represented by ICM Partners and Ken Richman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman. Weiss is represented by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Patti Felker. Dennings is represented by UTA, Linden Entertainment, and attorney Harris Hartman.


Written by Peter White for Yahoo, article published on June 1st
Sparrow - Jun 2, 2021
June pick: Nightingale Wood
Kat's Books & Wine Club

This month’s summery pick for Kat’s Books & Wine Club is Nightingale Wood by English author Stella Gibbons, a book which Kat shared on her Instagram back in February 2016.

Life is not quite a fairytale for poor Viola. Left penniless, the young widow is forced to live with her late husband’s family in a joyless old house. There’s Mr Wither, a tyrannical old miser, Mrs Wither, who thinks Viola is just a common shop girl, and two unlovely sisters-in-law, one of whom is in love with the chauffeur. 


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