‘Broke Girl’ Kat Dennings Talks Cupcakes, Co-Star Boyfriend
September 24th, 2012 4:58pm |
Do these two have chemistry or what? ’2 Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings talks cupcakes, co-star boyfriend and her favorite red lipstick.
Truth be told, ’2 Broke Girls’ had somewhat of an uneven first season (call me old school, but I’m not a big believer in crude humor). With that said, the show wouldn’t be the hit it is without breakout stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. They’re intriguing, smart, and downright hilarious–and you want more of them.
I caught up with the 26-year-old from Bryn Mawr, Penn., at the CBS Party this summer to talk all about those TV cupcakes, the co-star she is dating, and those striking red lips just in time for the premiere tonight.
Where we left off on 2 Broke Girls: On the romance front, Johnny (Nick Zano) shows up at the diner and tells Max he is moving to Manhattan and getting married, but not to his most recent girlfriend–to someone else altogether new. (Jeez, way to stick a knife in a girl’s heart.) On the career front, Max and Caroline (Behrs) decide to sneak into the Metropolitan Museum of Art ball where Martha Stewart is scheduled to be a guest. In the ladies’ room, they encounter Stewart and convince her to try their beer-batter-maple-bacon-spring-break cupcake. Will it be the big breakthrough they’ve been waiting for? And might there still be something left with Johnny and Max?
KAT DENNINGS Q&A
Glamour: First things first–how do those cupcakes on the show really taste?
Kat Dennings: They’re actually really good! They have an amazing girl named Amber who bakes the cupcakes, and periodically I will frost them in real time. Anytime you see me piping a cupcake, I’m doing it. Amber taught me! But they are amazing! From time to time, when my blood-sugar feels low, I’ll just take a swipe of icing.
Glamour: Do you have a favorite cupcake place in L.A.?
Kat: Sprinkles! Magnolia [Bakery] is super delicious, but it’s heavier. Sprinkles is light, and I can eat 25 cupcakes and be OK.
Glamour: I read that when you first decided to pursue a career in acting, your parents said it was the worst idea ever.
Kat: It IS the worst idea ever! Ha!
Glamour: And now what do they say? Thank God you didn’t listen to us?
Kat: Oh, now they are over the moon! I was one of those kids where I clearly wasn’t going to be in school much longer, you know what I mean? I’m not a kid who can learn that way. I was a very unique child. I think they knew I belonged in the arts. I got so lucky. My dad is a biochemist, but he actually wanted to be a painter when he was younger, so he had it in his blood. And my mom is a poet, so they all had their own secret art.
Glamour: Is it true that you’re dating Nick Zano, who plays Johnny on the show?
Kat: Yes! I have nothing to hide! It’s the truth! He’s the best! I didn’t know him before the show.
Glamour: Do you want the relationship to play out more on the show, or do you like the back and forth they are having between you guys?
Kat: It’s hard because now I’m like, ‘Yes, yes, Max and Johnny should get married!’ But I don’t know! [Although I know I'd want to] have Sprinkles cupcakes as dessert! If I separate my own feelings from it, I actually do think there is a story there, because he is the only man that has gotten that kind of response from Max. I think if he doesn’t come into her life again, he’ll be that one that always breaks her heart. So I hope something happens, but either way, I’ve got him [in real life].
Glamour: You once said, ‘I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, and I don’t like being around people that do.’ I love that you took such a stance with that and owned that statement, especially in Hollywood, where it feels like that’s all people do. There’s actually a lot of pressure to conform to these Hollywood standards. That is a total #GlamourDo.
Kat: Oh, good! I actually wrote that in my blog entry. I am very outspoken, obviously, and I should say that I can’t judge anyone for doing anything. I learned that a long time ago when I wrote about it in my blog. To this day, I still don’t like being around drunk people. It’s not good for you. It’s like seeing someone jump out of a plane without a parachute. There’s a lot of pressure in this town. I went to Europe recently though, and I did drink wine there. Now I get it when they say wine goes with the food, and it’s a whole experience, so I’m not opposed to wine now and then, because Europe changed that, but I don’t like to drink and get drunk.
Glamour: On the show, they always have you wearing red lipstick. Do you like the heavier lip?
Kat: I do! Because Max is very powerful, and I like expressing that through the makeup too.
Catch the ’2 Broke Girls’ season premiere Monday, September 24th at 9/8c on CBS.