Kat Dennings credits friendship with Natalie Portman for her bigger role in Thor
Dennings made her debut as Darcy Lewis in the 2011 Marvel blockbuster.
Kat Dennings believes her friendship with Natalie Portman helped secure her a much bigger role in the first Thor movie.
The actress made her debut in the 2011 blockbuster as Darcy Lewis, who worked alongside Portman's character, astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster, and reprised her role for the 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
Dennings recalled her first day on the set of the movie, directed by Oscar winner Kenneth Branagh, and said her rapport with Portman secured her character more scenes and dialogue than was originally planned.
"Because Natalie and I are already friends, I remember this exactly. I walk in the room and I'm very shy. I came in and I sat down and Natalie hadn't gotten there yet and everyone was so nice. Natalie came in and sat on my lap because we're friends," she told the Keep It! podcast.
"I think our friendship started to infect them (like) its purity and love. Slowly, Darcy became more involved, and I was like 'why are they adding me to scenes?' That's kind of what happened. If I am being honest, friendship magic is the reason I'm here today," Dennings quipped.
However, the 2 Broke Girls star disappointed fans when she revealed she won't be reprising her character for the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
"I’ve been asked, and I still don’t know. I’m gonna say, ‘No’ only because they’re shooting it," Dennings told Extra TV.
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