Nude photos of Kat Dennings, an actress most widely known for her roles in The 40 Year Old Virginand Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. have recently surfaced online. The pictures, which appear to have been taken by Dennings herself, spread like wildfire across the internet, quickly becoming the lead story at most popular celebrity gossip sites and the most talked about celebrity photo story since Helen Mirren posed topless for NY Magazine.
No information is yet known about the source of the nude Kat Dennings photos, though it’s easy to hypothesize that they were leaked by someone she had a relationship. In an era where sexting is common practice among younger people, the surfacing of Dennings’ nude photos highlights a cautionary tale–one that parents would be wise to impress upon their kids. Photos shared in privacy can come back to haunt the original sender. The news is rife with stories of young women who have endured humiliation from peers after intimate photos were spread by their original recipients.
Dennings is best known for a supporting role in The 40 Year Old Virgin, where she portrayed Marla, the sexually curious daughter of Steve Carell’s girlfriend, and for the titular lead in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, opposite Michael Cera. At just 24 years of age, she is widely regarded as an up and coming actress with leading role potential.
Some sites and blogs have gone so far as to speculate that the photos might have released the photos herself in an effort to stir up publicity for her latest film, an indie effort entitled Daydream Nation. In Daydream Nation, Dennings portrays Caroline Wexler, and “Tells the story of a city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.”
In an odd timing of events, Daydream Nation just received a distributor days ago. However, no information exists to justify the speculation that this is some odd brand of viral marketing–and a simple application of Ockham’s razor would suggest it to be an unlikely explanation.
Kat Dennings can also be seen in the high profile superhero film Thor, due out next summer, where she plays Darcy, who is described as the friend and confidant of Natalie Portman’s character (who is the chief love interest of Thor).
Author’s note: For ethical reasons, any link or information about where to access the photos has been deliberately left out of this story.
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Daydream Nation. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1581835/. Accessed 11/5/2010.
Nick and Norah’s Infinte Playlist. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0981227/. Accessed 11/5/2010.
The 40 Year Old Virgin. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405422/. Accessed 11/5/2010.