Since the end of the hit TV show 2 Broke Girls, Kat Dennings has been keeping herself busy with a new and unexpected hobby – gardening. The 35-year-old actress, known for her roles in Thor and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, found solace in tending to her garden during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
In a recent interview with Glamour, Dennings revealed that she had always wanted to start a garden but never had the time to do so. However, the pandemic provided her with the opportunity to finally pursue her passion. “I started a garden and I had been wanting to do that ever since I moved here. I never had the time, or I never made the time before. I built the garden boxes myself and planted them last spring. I know it sounds like not a big deal, but for me it was,” she shared.
For Dennings, gardening wasn’t just a way to pass the time – it became an essential form of self-care. “A nice thing to realize during this was that I wanted to feel better,” she explained. “Being sad is the worst. Obviously, this is a horrible, sad time, but I found myself wanting to feel better which, again, sounds like not a big deal, but it’s a good instinct to know that you have the want to improve your situation.”
The actress has been open about her mental health struggles in the past, and she credits gardening with helping her cope during a challenging period. “I think it’s important to find something that makes you feel good. I think that’s the key to getting through anything,” she added.
Dennings has also been sharing her gardening journey with her fans on social media. Her Instagram posts feature the fruits of her labor, including vibrant poppies, luscious strawberries, and a variety of homegrown vegetables. Her followers have been inspired by her green thumb and have expressed their admiration for her newfound hobby.
In addition to her gardening endeavors, Dennings has been keeping busy with other projects. She recently starred in the Hulu series Dollface and has been working on various film and television productions. Despite her busy schedule, she continues to make time for her garden, emphasizing the importance of finding joy in simple pleasures.
As the world begins to emerge from the pandemic, Dennings’ story serves as a reminder of the importance of self-care and finding solace in nature. Her journey from a busy Hollywood actress to a passionate gardener has resonated with many, and her candidness about her mental health struggles has inspired others to prioritize their well-being.
In the midst of uncertainty, Kat Dennings has found peace and purpose in her garden, and her story is a testament to the healing power of nature and the resilience of the human spirit.