As a 14-year-old, she appeared on the HBO sitcom as a sexually experienced Jewish princess
Kat Dennings, one of the leads on the promising CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls," said at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour session for the show that a risque guest-starring role on a 2000 episode of "Sex and the City" changed her life.
Michael Patrick King, the former "Sex and the City" scribe who co-created "2 Broke Girls" with comedian Whitney Cummings, prompted Dennings to reveal the exact nature of the role she played on the HBO series.
King answered for her, and his response is unprintable here, but fans of the Sarah Jessica Parker comedy will recall that the actress, then 14, played an older-than-her-years teenager who threw a million dollar bar mitzvah.
Dennings (pictured, left in both photos) said that the role showed her a life beyond her cloistered suburban Pennsylvania upbringing, during which she claims to have been "a home-schooled girl living in the forest, and I didn't even have cable." She joked that it also showed her a glimpse of "Sex and the City" regular Kyle MacLachlan's behind.
Dennings, the daughter of a scientist and a speech therapist, said her parents didn't allow her to watch television very much growing up. This curious answer prompted Cummings to deadpan, "But you were allowed to give b——- on 'Sex and the City.'"
Dennings said that she hadn't heard the censored word describing her character's approach to courtship with the opposite sex at the time she booked the "Sex and the City" gig, so naturally she asked Kim Cattrall to tell her what it meant.
Joked Cummings: "No, she showed you what it meant."
"2 Broke Girls" will debut Monday, Sept. 19, in the coveted 9:30 p.m. timeslot following Ashton Kutcher's debut on the season premiere of "Two and a Half Men."