Kat Dennings is quietly making quite a name for herself. The star of Thor is coming off her stellar performances in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Dennings’ first foray into the big summer blockbuster season in Thor has the actress beyond thrilled.
Kat Dennings met us for an exclusive video chat recently and talked about why the Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor was the perfect next step for her in her career as well as what it meant to work with her longtime friend, Oscar winner Natalie Portman.
Audiences also remember Dennings from her scene-stealing turn in House Bunny starring Anna Faris. But, that is exactly what Kat Dennings does. She is always unforgettable in roles that could be easily forgettable.
Thus is her charge in Thor.
Dennings plays Darcy, who serves as Natalie Portman’s physicist’s assistant. Darcy and Portman’s crew are out in the New Mexican desert searching for answers to unexplained supernatural phenomena when they find the titular character Thor (Chris Hemsworth) stranded in the desolate desert.
Dennings provides comic relief from the suspense while embodying the everyday girl in a story filled with the supernatural.