Actress Kat Dennings is currently filling her resume with comic book movies, including the upcoming Thor and the comic-book inspired Defendor, where Dennings plays a prostitute who ends up teaming up with a would-be superhero. Defendor is currently in limited release, playingonly in Los Angeles currently before heading to other select cities andlanding on DVD in April. Dennings told Collider that her Defendor role was one she wasn't sure she could pull off.
I got the script and went bananas for it. It was just really original and dark and messed up, really messed up and it was beautiful at that same time. And the role, for me, was... and a really long time before anybody else was attached ... it was just the story. And my role is, on the page, she's a crack addicted-hooker; just as a little kid smoking crack and selling herself. So it's a really daunting thing to take on and I was just sort of thinking, "I don't know if I can pull this off." I've never felt any of the things that she's feeling. I've never done any of the things she's doing, you know? So in that sense I kind of went after it immediately and I knew they were interested but I think [writer/director] Peter Stebbings, a pretty normal person, and he was kind of like, "Can you do this?" and I was like, "I don't know, man." And he had me come in and I auditioned with other girls and I guess he showed the tapes to Woody or whatever and it came together. It's amazing. I'm pretty happy because I got it.
Dennings says she is "so excited" to take part in Thor, where she will play a character that is "a new invention" that is not from the comics, but is a close friend of Natalie Portman, who plays comic book character Jane Foster. Dennings couldn't say more since she has "signed maybe 25 confidentiality agreements," but told Gordon and the Whale that the experience of doing both Thor and Defendor have been completely different.
Polar opposites. I actually haven't started filming my part of Thor yet. So the fun is still to be had for me. But yeah, it's a complete disconnect. It's like, one you have a very small budget, a 20 day shoot, kind of very intense, cold, sad beautiful small film. And then you have a huge epic explosion of gorgeous worlds and all this legend and Kenneth Branagh and Anthony Hopkins!
Though Dennings has only participated in rehearsals for Thor, she was greatly impressed by the work of Chris Hemsworth in the lead role.
And Chris Hemsworth, I mean honestly, it's pretty daunting just talking the way Thor talks and Chris, the second he opened his mouth I almost passed out. He's just so perfect. Obviously he's a physically beautiful person but you just buy every word he says. You completely believe him, he's got this amazing quality about him. Posted 03.02.10 by Ryan