Kat Dennings is one of 2 Broke Girls on CBS. She plays Max, a waitress who’s not afraid to tell off a surly customer. Pairing her with former rich brat Caroline (Beth Behrs) could be buddy comedy gold. When Dennings met with the Television Critics Association this summer, we got in some questions about the show and the status of Thor 2.
Crave Online: Where is your line where sarcastic might become too mean?
Kat Dennings: That’s interesting. I think it’s a personality thing. I have friends who are so sarcastic but I never view it as mean. I think it’s just an intention thing. Hopefully as the show goes on, Max’s soul starts to come out and you start to know her as a person. That’s what’s so great about a show that’s on every week is you really get to know these people. As people get to know Max more, then they see that if she says something that could seem mean, it’s not because she is a good person.
Crave Online: When was the last time you were broke?
Kat Dennings: Oh, things have been going well sort of as of late, but I think acting is one of the most risky businesses you could ever be in because you literally do not know where your next paycheck will come from. There have been moments where I haven’t worked for a year and been like oh, man. I’m a very safe saver. I save everything. I save all my money and my parents raised me like that. So it’s never been an emergency but there have definitely been times where I was worried.
Crave Online: Would you be able to be in Thor 2?
Kat Dennings: Yeah. You know, Marvel’s so secretive we never know anything until the last minute, but one of the things that happened when I signed up for the show is to make sure that I could still do films on my hiatus. So they would absolutely work that out. I did Thor before I did this so they would find a way to work everything out if I was in Thor 2.
Crave Online: What’s coming up for Max?
Kat Dennings: I don’t know, it’s a secret.