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’2 Broke Girls’ actress: It feels like I’ve known co-star Kat Dennings my whole life

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Laura Donovan
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Like me, “2 Broke Girls” cast member Beth Behrs has a major girl crush on brunette co-star Kat Dennings.

Speaking to New York magazine’s Vulture, Behrs opened up about the benefits of working on the new sitcom, which drew in 19.1 million viewers for its pilot episode two weeks ago, right behind embattled program “Two and a Half Men”. Not only has Behrs stepped into the limelight as a result of the show, but she has become close with Dennings.

The 25-year-old, who portrays a formerly wealthy, ditzy new waitress named Caroline in “2 Broke Girls,” was praised by critics for having an easy on-screen rapport with Dennings, who plays a sarcastic, surly server named Max. In the series, the two become friends after Caroline’s family loses all their money and the lifelong princess is forced to take on a position at a Brooklyn restaurant. The two soon become co-workers and roommates. Because of their different backgrounds, dark-humored Max and perky blond Caroline have different outlooks on life, but they have each other’s backs.

Unsurprisingly, Behrs knew as soon as she met 25-year-old Dennings that they had a connection.

“I’ll be honest with you: From the moment Kat flew in [for a read], we had chemistry,” Behrs told the publication. “We had a two or three month break before we shot the pilot, and I talked to her — if not every day — every other day. Even on hiatus, we still talk all the time. It feels like I’ve known her, like, my whole life.”

Luckily for Behrs, the feeling is mutual. Earlier this month, Yahoo! blog omg! interviewed Behrs and Dennings, both of whom had glowing things to say about each other. (RELATED: Kat Dennings: ‘I’m still wearing Target and hand-me-downs’)

“She’s become my best friend,” Behrs told the site. “I really don’t think I could have gone through all this for my first time as a lead on a show without her.”

Dennings agreed: “We’re pretty inseparable at this point. When we’re not working, we really miss each other. We text every day. I can’t imagine what it would be like to work with someone you don’t love.”

They’re like yin and yang: They even prefer different parts of cupcakes.

“Beth only likes the cake, and I only like the frosting … That means when we share a cupcake, we’re both getting what we want, which further drives home the fact that we’re soulmates!” Dennings said.

Considering the topics they cover on “2 Broke Girls,” it makes sense that the actresses would be comfortable together. On the show, they banter about sex, dating, private parts and masturbation. Behrs said she found the program’s blunt sexual humor amusing, referencing her appreciation for crude female comedy, “Bridesmaids.”

“When I first read the script, I was laughing out loud,” Behrs said. “One of those things where you sit by yourself and start cracking up. How rare is that? I’m a big fan of ‘Bridesmaids’, and I’m proud that we’re pushing boundaries [too]. Comedy always pushes some buttons, because it wouldn’t be comedy if it didn’t.”

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