Kat Dennings: ‘I’m still wearing Target and hand-me-downs’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Actress Kat Dennings may not be too different from her character in the new CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls,” which follows the lives of two struggling waitresses.

“Actors make less than you think,” the 25-year-old recently told the Yahoo! blog omg!. “Everyone thinks because you’re an actress you make a million dollars a day — and you just don’t.”

The voluptuous brunette says she makes simple purchases and sports her old wardrobe.

“I buy food and gasoline — that’s it. I’m still wearing Target and hand-me-downs,” Dennings went on.

The Pennsylvania native, who played a feisty high school girl in the box-office hit “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” says she only recently had the option of having her own place to live. (RELATED: Kat Dennings, the next Angelina Jolie? [SLIDESHOW])

“Only recently was I able to live without a roommate,” Dennings continued. “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.”

Dennings, who also had a supporting role in “Thor,” says actors are only as strong as their latest movie parts.

“It’s like being a gypsy,” Dennings said. “You wrap a film, and then you might not get another one for another year and a half. You just have to be careful because you never know, so I’m very practical with money.”

“2 Broke Girls” premieres Monday.

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