Kat Dennings: Kat Power (Cover Story)

Kat Dennings: Kat Power (Cover Story)Interview By Nate Denver; Photography By Glynis Selina Arban; Styling By Kemal and Karla
Have you ever heard of Beta Ray Bill?
Yes, I’ve heard of him.

Do you think people who read comics are weird?
Absolutely not! I read comics. Another thing I took from my brother was his comics.

Sounds weird. I read comics and think people who read them are weird.
People who are obsessed with anything, it’s a problem.

Not me, though.
No. Anything in excess is a problem. But there are worse things to collect. Like human heads.

That’s bad, most of the time. What sets actors apart? Why do some make it and others don’t?
I don’t know. If I knew, I would do that. I would do whatever it is. People make the mistake of drinking the Kool-Aid, believing your own hype, letting people tell you you’re this or you’re that or you’re too this. Just listen to yourself and take the roles that challenge you and try to do a good job. If you do that, if you’re honest about things, you can’t get too far astray. If it’s about the work for you, then you’re gonna go far. If it’s about the glitz and anything else, forget it, you’re in it for the wrong reasons.

I don't like violence, but I do enjoy watching it in films. Watching Fight Club is really satisfying. Getting punched? Not satisfying.

If someone gave you a suit of the softest fur ever invented by God, would you wear it inside-out?
Wow. What a weird question.

I would.
Would you? I don’t wear fur.

It’s not even made from animals.
Um, yeah. Then, totally.

You shouldn’t exercise in it, though.
I’d probably use it as a duvet cover.

No, you can’t.
Yes, you can!

What is the best thing you know how to cook?
I just invented some kind of accidental eggplant situation.

Sounds gross.
It’s cooked eggplant, then you mush it up and then you add things. It sounds kinda gross, but it’s really good and it was a complete accident. I was very pleased with myself.

Sounds like it would look gross, but maybe taste good.
Exactly. Thank you very much.

Does it bother you that there’s a double standard for man sluts versus woman sluts?
I don’t care, to be honest with you. I think people are just people, and if they let themselves get labeled as anything, then they gotta fix it.

You mentioned you’re answering sex questions.
No, I’m not. I’m sorry.

Is that just for interviews, or do you not talk about sex in general?
Oh, I’m not answering those questions. [Laughs.] I’m not answering any questions about sex, I don’t feel comfortable doing that. I wouldn’t talk about politics, either.

Me neither. OK, who is your favorite comic book hero?
Thor! Come on!

Besides Thor.
Besides Thor? I know it’s weird, but I always really loved the Silver Surfer when I was a kid. I don’t know why, it was probably all the silver, I was into it. And anything with girls. I was always into Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Any kind of lady.

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