Exclusive Interview: Kat Dennings on Thor: The Dark World
There are two kinds of people in the world: people who love Darcy in the Thor movies and people who can get the fuck out right now because we're interviewing Kat Dennings, damn it.
The "2 Broke Girls" star called from Thor: The Dark World's London premiere to talk about her latest Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, but really, that's not what we needed to talk about. We needed to talk about her starring role in the Hanson music video "Get the Girl Back" first and foremost. Fortunately we had time afterwards to try to figure out the mysterious Darcy and ask the important question: why is she still an intern two years after the events of Thor?
Kat Dennings doesn't know either, but we have a lot of fun trying to figure it out in this CraveOnline Exclusive interview about Darcy and Thor: The Dark World.
CraveOnline: I want to start with the coolest project I think you did this year. Did you actually get to meet Hanson?
Kat Dennings: [Gasps] I did get to meet Hanson! Thank you for talking about this.
I’m stoked. And I was curious, because in the video I never see you on screen with them. So I was worried that they shot on a different day.
Oh, they were there. Don’t worry. I know. I was so bummed. I was like, “So who am I with in the video? Am I with Taylor, am I with Zac, am I with Isaac…?” Nope, I was with somebody else, but they were there, and it was the biggest deal ever for me.
Did you find out if they were like, “Get me Kat Dennings?!” Were they behind your casting?
Well, we became friends on Twitter… which was one of my life goals, to become friends with Hanson. And then Taylor texted me one day to ask me if I would like to be in a video, and I think I didn’t even give a cursory five-minute cool time, and I just replied immediately and in all caps. Then I wrote the most ridiculous e-mail to my team, in all caps, like, “I’M DOING THIS. I’M DOING IT FOR FREE. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. SEE YOU GUYS LATER.” [Laughs] “PUT IT ON MY SCHEDULE. I’M IN A HANSON VIDEO.”
Had you met them before or was it only on Twitter?
We met on Twitter and then we all had dinner, and like hung out a little bit, and they were the best. It was the biggest deal ever.
Well, I’m very jealous of you. For Hanson and Thor as well.
Yeah, Hanson and Thor are pretty much the best things that have ever happen to me.
And they’ve got kind of a Norse look to them, too. You could have gotten them in the background of Asgard if you’d really tried.
Yeah, exactly! They could have been an Asgardian wedding band.
Oh my god, that would have been so cool. They could have played over the credits, like Jane and Thor get married and they’re playing on old timey instruments.
Let’s call Marvel together.
It’s not too late. It’s not out yet.
It’s never too late.
I was wondering something while I was watching Thor: The Dark World… Darcy has been an intern for two years now. How much college credit does she need?
Who knows? I don’t even know where Darcy goes to college. Probably a community college. She probably just doesn’t go anymore. I’m guessing she goes to some local Santa Fe college and she just stopped going because she loves Jane and just doesn’t need to go to college, because she figures she’ll die soon or something. I don’t know. [Laughs] I don’t know! Nobody knows. Nobody even knows how old Darcy is, and nobody knows why she’s an intern still and no one knows really anything about her, so she’s a mystery.
You haven’t come up with this yourself? Like, what her major is at least?
In the first movie Jane mistakenly thinks she’s a science major, but she’s a political science major.
Oh, that’s right…
That’s what she says, but I highly doubt it. Why is Darcy interested in political science?
More like knitting science.