Dennings at the October 2013 premiere of Thor: The Dark World
June 13, 1986
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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.
I can't imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent.
I was a home-schooled kid, living in the forest, and I didn't even have cable. I'm serious.
I am very outspoken, obviously, and I should say that I can't judge anyone for doing anything.
I'm from Pennsylvania, so I was in New York a lot and my brother lives in New York.
I don't think I've had a holiday in my entire life that wasn't about my dad's work.
I want to see as many movies as I can and I covet a lot of weird influential movies.
I would love to do a period movie. I've always wanted to wear the corset, you know. It's a girl thing!
I've never been in jeopardy, but being an actor is a pretty shady place to be because you never know where your next job is.
I've played every instrument you could possibly think of for 10 minutes. So I'm mediocre at everything. I can play drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute… Just not well.
My first audition was for a commercial for the lottery. I didn't get it, so I hate the lottery.
I wrote a script with my brother which ended up, somehow, on the Black List in 2008.
I can watch a movie and go, 'Oh, my god, that person is acting.' If you just listen to what the other person is saying, your response will always be genuine.
I tried being anorexic for four hours, and then I was like, I need some bagels.
I'm a very safe saver. I save everything. I save all my money and my parents raised me like that.
I don't really think about doing something kind, I think there's just a way to conduct your daily life with compassion to other people.
There aren't as many girl superheroes, but there are cool ones. Banshee, for instance.
There's stuff I don't like to rehearse, really emotional things, I don't like to rehearse. You just beat it to death.