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Sparrow - Sep 21, 2021
Kat Dennings Tells Us How Neil Gaiman Honest-To-God Told Her To ‘Be Yourself’ While Playing Death In ‘The Sandman’
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Fans of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman graphic novels have patiently waited for decades to see whether the genre-stretching, sprawling work would spring from the pages into, well, more. This dream, of course, has been a double-edged sword, and I wondered if the lack of an adaptation was probably for the better. After all, the dark fantasy saga (which leaps through time and space and rustles up dozens of characters, some fleeting, in the process) looks to be hellaciously difficult to adapt. Gaiman spoke to that sentiment after a few abbreviated Hollywood attempts while proclaming that “I’d rather see no Sandman movie made than a bad Sandman movie.”

Well, we didn’t get a movie and likely will never get a movie. That’s a very good thing, and even better: Audible recognized that The Sandman would fare well as a reading that’s packed with a star-studded cast. James McAvoy headlines as Morpheus, the God of Dreams, Michael Sheen appears as Lucifer. Brian Cox is Augustus, and there’s also Riz Ahmed, Samantha Morton, Andy Serkis, and too many more to name here. And in the unforgettable role of Death — the perky goth lady tasked with telling people that it’s their time to pass into another realm — is none other than Kat Dennings. The MCU actress (she portrayed Darcy Lewis in Thor and WandaVision, and we’ll likely see her in one more Marvel project) stretches here beyond the confines of her usual roles. As Death, she’s both silly and somber, and it’s hard to imagine a better voice for the role alongside McAvoy’s lugubrious take on Morpheus and the rest of her Endless siblings.

This project is not to be confused with the upcoming Netflix TV series (which will star Patton Oswalt as a raven) that’s currently in production. In contrast, the Audible Original is already trucking along after last year’s first installment encapsulated the first three graphic novels (Preludes and NocturnesThe Doll’s House, and Dream Country). Act 2 (with Season of MistsA Game Of YouFables And Reflections) will debut on September 22, and Death has a lot more on her plate for this batch of tales. Kat Dennings was gracious enough to talk about The Sandman and her Marvel adventures, too.

I am selfishly happy that The Sandman doesn’t have to incorporate Covid. Death is already busy enough at her job without a pandemic.

Yeah, well, she’s certainly an interesting character because she does have the hardest job, but she is the most powerful out of all of them. What I really liked about playing about her is that she’s sort-of this cheerful, bubbly personality, which goes directly against all of the dark stuff that is required of her. So that is really fun to play and a really twisty kind of mindset to get into. And it’s more so in Act 2. Act 1 had a lot of those scenes, but Act 2 touches on even more than that.

What’s funny is that she has the hardest job but still always puts family first.

[Laugh] Yeah, you’re right! She does. She tries to wrangle everybody and get them to simmer down and pay attention to what we’re doing. I love her, and I enjoy her so much.

She’s got a lot more to do during this Act, right?

Well, for anyone who has any familiarity with graphic novels, they know that they go across time, across space, and god, just everything that you can imagine. So, it’s hard to explain, but I will say that she has some really fun family interactions. You meet more of The Endless in Act 2, and I really did enjoy portraying that regular sibling kind-of banter between these extraordinary, immortal beings. That was a really fun element, so you can definitely look forward to more of that.

People have felt very comforted by Neil’s stories for decades. And The Sandman arrived at a very strange time for us in this world.

Oh yeah.

How did you hope that the Audible Original would be received right now, when life can seem like a nightmare?

Oh, you’re correct about that!

Sadly, yes, but I hope we’ll all eventually awaken.

You know, I think there is a nostalgia element for people with these graphic novels and who grew up reading them and loved them for so long, so that’s amazing. I’m very guilty of the nostalgia thing myself, especially with going through a hard time, nostalgia is a very nice place to be for me, anyway. I’ve found myself rewatching stuff that I liked when I was a kid. Like, oh my god.

Well, now you gotta tell me where nostalgia has led you lately.

Well, Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, things that I haven’t seen for a while. To revisit them, there’s this visceral experience that I think pretty much everyone gets. A time-travel-y, warm experience when you remember where you were the first time you watched them? So I think that’s one element, and the other thing is that this is an Audible Original, meaning that you don’t have to go anywhere. You don’t have to leave your house. You get to stay home and experience this long epic with a lot of other people. So it’s a shared experience (which is very hard now to have with other people, obviously because of what we’re all experiencing right now), but you are in the comfort of your home, and I say “long” in a good way. It takes a while to get through it, and that’s very comforting. So it’s the nostalgia thing, but it’s also very exciting because even fans of the graphic novel will be surprised at the individual actors’ takes on the scenes or whatever it is.

When I talked to Neil about Act 1, he said that he’d watched you in so many things, including 2 Broke Girls and thought, “She’s good, but they’re only asking her to do one of the hundred things that she can do.”

Awwwwwwwww.

And he loved that with Death, you get to do all those things.

That’s so sweet.

So, how did you do those hundred things? It seems intimidating.

Right, it is! I remember asking Neil at the beginning of this, “Like what should I do? How do you want me to play her?” Because this was his invention, and he just said, “Be yourself.” [Laughs]

No freaking way! That’s incredible on a few fronts.

And that’s how I play Death, but what he meant was that after knowing me for so many years, I think what he was saying was that I have a kind-of paradoxical thing about my personality. I can be very dark and mopey and whatnot, but I also have a very bubbly, cheerful side. I think that might be why he had me in mind for this character, but he wanted me to keep her bright side at the forefront because we do know what is going on in the scenes, and sometimes, playing exactly what is happening doesn’t exactly serve the emotions. And sometimes playing a little bit against what is happening in these scenes is a little more effective than just being obvious. And I’m not saying that I’m a world-class actor, but for these types of things, it’s very effective, so I kept it at the forefront of my mind.

The Sandman is not your first comic-book outing. How deep do you usually dive into source material?

It depends on who I’m playing. In my case, Darcy Lewis is a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’s in the comics now, but she was not when I first came through. So, there wasn’t much research for me to do, which was a relief because as you know, playing a beloved character comes with a lot of expectations. So I had an easy ride there, but in general, I actually try not to, well, I will familiarize myself with certain things in a scene, so I sound like I know what I’m talking about. But for me, I like to lessen the pressure on myself if possible, and also, I like to think about “what does this character actually know?” And I will just try to stay faithful to that. It’s kind-of a lazy way to do it, but it works for me.

Nerd fandom can be intense. How do you navigate that and how much attention do you pay to it, especially with people so invested in WandaVision?

I feel like I do a pretty good job at not paying too much attention, but in a positive way to WandaVision, I feel like the response to the whole series, and specifically to my character, was positive, and I never really expect that stuff because I’m very critical of myself, like all actors are, but it was so wonderful to get such a warm response from people. Once I saw how nice people were being, I did a little bit of a Twitter dive.

People were so excited to see Darcy and loved her buddy-comedy team-up at the end.

I was like, “This is the sweetest stuff that I’ve ever seen in my life, and also, I can’t read anymore!” You don’t wanna read bad things about yourself, but you also don’t want to read too many good things about yourself, just because it’s a slippery slope and kind-of a bad idea. But I certainly saw the positive feedback, and I appreciated it so much.

Final question time. If you could put Death and Darcy into different projects, whether that’s a TV show or movie, where would you want them to go?

Oh wow, that’s a tough order! I would like the character of Death to go into Golden Girls.

My god, I did not expect that answer, with Betty White and everything.

You can just imagine the hijinks. I think that is the height of comedy. And Darcy, oh boy. Well, now she’s Dr. Darcy Lewis, so she could go into some sort of a [laughs]… that’s complicated! I’m not sure where Darcy could go, really anywhere at this point.

Let’s just toss her into NCIS.

Yeahhhh! She can go right onto a procedural. CSI In Space. How about that? Or she could go into, oh god, what’s a good space show?

All For Mankind, maybe.

God, I’m so behind. Let’s just put her into CSI.

Thank you for humoring that weirdo question.

Oh, I love that question, thank you!

Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman: Act II’ debuts September 22 on Audible.


Written by Kimberly Ricci for Uproxx, article published on September 20
Sparrow - Aug 20, 2021
Royal Canin Enlists Kat Dennings For ‘Take Your Cat to the Vet Day’
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Royal Canin has enlisted actress Kat Dennings and kitten rescuer Hannah Shaw to urge cat owners to take their cat to the veterinarian every year ahead of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.

According to a Royal Canin survey, 63% of cat owners incorrectly believe that if their cat is acting “normal” (including playing, eating, drinking, using the litter box,) they don’t need to go to the vet. Pet owners don’t take their cats to the vet until they are in distress – which is a huge problem. 

Aug. 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day and Royal Canin is asking pet owners to pledge to visit the vet for an annual well visit to catch issues when they first start. Cat owners can visit www.royalcanin.com/cathealth to sign the pledge.

Dennings and Shaw (better known as the Kitten Lady) and veterinarian and reality television star Dr. Diarra Blue, teamed up to create a PSA which is running on Royal Canin’s social media accounts. Dennings will also post them to her account, per a spokesperson. B Live produced the PSA and Royal Canin is doing social in-house.

While more than forty-two million U.S. households have at least one cat, totaling more than 90 million cats, few of these cats are receiving proper medical care. In fact, more than half of all cats don’t receive veterinary care on a regular basis – 83% of cats visit the veterinarian before their first birthday, but over 50% don’t return until they become sick or are in pain, according to the pet food manufacturer.

Now in its sixth year, Royal Canin’s annual Take Your Cat to the Vet initiative works to raise awareness about this important issue and help break down the barriers that prevent cats from going to a vet more often. 

Sixty-six percent of survey respondents also agree that when their cat is acting healthy, they don’t pay attention to the signs of aging, but 60% are not sure what signs to look for when their cat is aging.

Slightly more than half (52%) don’t start paying attention to preventative health care measures for their cat until they hit a certain age. Even more startling, 83% of cat owners believe “age doesn’t define my cat” and 73% think their cat acts younger than they truly are.

Cats are “private” animals, so it can be difficult to tell when they’re not feeling well, says Dr. Catherine Lenox, board certified veterinary nutritionist and regulatory veterinary manager at Royal Canin North America. 

“While each annual appointment may look similar, your veterinarian is monitoring for different health concerns depending on your cat’s life stage,” Lenox says in a release.

In addition, as part of the initiative, Royal Canin is partnering with Shaw’s Orphan Kitten Club’s Mightycat grant program – the world’s first grant program targeted to saving neonatal kittens. 

Every kitten season — which corresponds to warm weather months in most regions — thousands of motherless kittens are at risk of death on the streets and in animal shelters. Without a mother to care for them, kittens face impossible odds and can’t survive without specialized care. 

The Orphan Kitten Club is dedicated to saving the lives of these tiny felines by rescuing them in its state-of-the-art kitten nursery, ending the cycle through sterilization, and providing care for every kitten possible. 


Written by Tanya Gazdki for Media Post, article published on August 20
Sparrow - Aug 16, 2021
Kat Dennings shares the fun birthday surprise she made for her cat: ‘She could not believe it’
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“There’s something about the chopstick pouch that drives this cat wild,” the Wandavision star says about her pet cat’s favorite thing.

Kat Dennings will do anything to make her cat, Millie, happy!

The Dollface star, 35, tells PEOPLE exclusively about the hilarious habit her furry friend picked up — and how she eventually catered to it.

“Millie has very limited access to anything dangerous. I’m an insane helicopter mom when it comes to her. This cat loves anytime I get sushi takeout or delivery or whatever, and you know how the chopsticks come in that little chopstick pouch? There’s something about the chopstick pouch that drives this cat wild,” the actress, who’s partnered with Royal Canin to raise awareness about their National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day campaign, says about her cat’s quirk.

“She loves the empty chopstick pouch. She hoarded that,” she continues. “She would find one and drag it upstairs and hide it, and I just found this little stash of empty chopstick pouches.”

Dennings once went the extra mile to pull off an “insane” chopstick pouch feat for Millie’s birthday.

“I saved all the chopsticks pouches for months and months, and I surprised her. She sat on the bed, and I filmed it in slow motion — again, I know, I’m insane. I threw a hundred chopstick wrappers into the air and filmed her reaction, and she could not believe it,” she says. “So I don’t know if that story says more about Millie or about me.”

When it comes to caring for Millie, Dennings jokes that she’s “a crazy person.” The 2 Broke Girls alum recalls how she previously “flipped out” when Millie licked up a small drop of her facial cleanser that accidentally fell on the cat’s bed.

“I flipped out, and I called a pet poison hotline. I was like, ‘Kill me!’ They were like, ‘What’s in the cleanser?’ I was like, ‘Oh, this, this, this!'” Dennings says of the incident. “I mean, it was absolutely safe. She did end up being fine, but I had to tell him how much she weighed; I had to tell him how much of what was in the cleanser.”

Dennings is teaming up with Royal Canin to help encourage cat owners to take their felines to the vet annually. With National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day approaching on Aug. 22, Dennings says that raising awareness about the perks of preventive veterinary care “is a timely issue.”

“I’m an enormous cat lover. Of course, I love all animals, but cats have a special place in my heart. Cats are very mysteriously elegant. And that’s both a blessing and a curse,” the WandaVision star says.

“I think as cat owners, we know that our cats are very … I keep saying the word mysterious, but it’s true. They don’t really show the signs of illness. When they don’t feel well, they’re really, really good at hiding it,” she continues. “It is something really important as cat owners that we need to realize, which is we really do need to take our cats to the vet annually every year, or as needed.”

By going to Royal Canin’s official website, cat owners can find abundant resources to help them keep their felines happy and healthy.


Written by Dory Jackson for People, article publiched August 16
Sparrow - Jun 2, 2021
‘Dollface’: Michelle Nader Set As Showrunner Of Season 2 Of Hulu’s Kat Dennings Comedy
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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 - May 20, 2021
Dollface: Hulu Has A Plan To Bring It Back For Season 2 Despite Covid Delays
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Dollface will be returning for a second season despite production delays caused by the Covid pandemic.

The Kat Dennings-fronted comedy launched in November 2019 and the streamer called it one of its “best performing new binge series for subscriber engagement” at the time. It was renewed for a second season in January 2020.

However, there had been concern that Dollface might be the latest scripted series to have it renewal reversed due to Covid.

Craig Erwich, President of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, assures Deadline that this is not the case and said “we have a plan to bring it back”.

“That was a show that was impacted by Covid, it was one of the top shows we launched in [2019] and I’m excited to have it come back for season 2,” he added.

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 served as an executive producer alongside showrunner Ira Ungerleider, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment, Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Screen Arcade, Kat Dennings, Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Dollface is produced by ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.


Written by Peter White for Deadline, article published on May 18
Sparrow - May 13, 2021
Kat Dennings’ Three-Stone Engagement Ring Is A Stunner
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Love is in the air. In the last 10 days alone, three celebrities have announced their engagements, starting with Tallulah Willis last Tuesday, followed by Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and former Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe this week. But the engagement streak isn’t over yet: Wandavision actress Kat Dennings, too, is heading down the aisle. 

On Thursday, Dennings posted a slideshow on her Instagram with the lead image showing her and musician Andrew Wilkes-Krier holding hands. A three-stone diamond ring gleamed on her ring finger. The caption read, “Don’t mind if I do.” Also included in the slideshow was a photo of the couple kissing and another of Dennings showing off her new piece of jewelry. Wilkes-Krier posted the same slideshow to his own Instagram account, with an engagement ring emoji for a caption. 

According to Mike Fried, the CEO of diamond consulting firm The Diamond Pro, Denning’s three-stone ring includes a center emerald-cut diamond that he estimates to be around 4 carats, as well as two trapezoid side stones that help showcase the center stone. “While many celebrity rings we’ve seen in 2021 are solitaires or halos,” says Fried, “[Wilkes-Krier] opted for a personal touch by designing it with side stones.” 

Though correct about solitaire-style rings spiking this year — Willis, Williams, and Bristowe all received solitaire engagement rings — three-stone rings are far from unheard of. The Duchess of Sussex wears one, composed of two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection and one from a trip that she and Prince Harry took to Botswana. And if we had to pick anyone to wear twin diamonds with, Meghan Markle would be at the top of the list. 


Written by Eliza Huber for Refinery29, article published on May 13
Sparrow - May 13, 2021
Kat Dennings Is Engaged! Actress Shows Off Her Diamond Ring from Fiancé Andrew W.K.
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Kat Dennings is a bride-to-be.

On Thursday, the actress, 34, announced her engagement to singer Andrew W.K., 42, after confirming their relationship on social media over a week prior.

“Don’t mind if I do,” Dennings captioned her engagement post on Instagram, along with three photos of the couple, two of which showed off her massive diamond ring.

Her fiancé shared the same three photos on his Instagram page, simply captioning his post with the diamond ring emoji.

Four days before announcing her engagement, Dennings wished the musician a happy birthday by posting a photo of the couple kissing.

On May 3, Dennings made their romance Instagram official when she shared two sultry photos of the rocker on Instagram using a heart emoji.

Dennings previously dated musician Josh Groban after they were introduced to each other by 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs. But they ultimately called it quits in 2016 after two years together.

Meanwhile, W.K. was married to Cherie Lily — whom Dennings follows on Instagram — in 2008. W.K. and Lily “began amicable divorce proceedings in late 2019,” a previous press release from W.K. confirmed.


Written by Karen Mizoguchi for People, article published on May 13
Sparrow - Mar 17, 2021
The Real Reason We Didn’t See This WandaVision Trio Together More On Screen
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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 13, 2021
What Actress Kat Dennings Can’t Live Without
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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
Sparrow - Feb 26, 2021
Kat Dennings Doesn’t Know Where Darcy Will Be After WandaVision — She’s Just Glad to Be Back
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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

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