Nick Zano Calls Kat Dennings The J.D. Salinger Of '2 Broke Girls'

Week after week on the CBS series "2 Broke Girls," Kat Denning's cupcake-making waitress Max slings some of the sassiest lines on the small screen, displaying her biting wit and been-there-done-that attitude. She's so good at being so feisty, we had to ask her co-star and on-screen love interest Nick Zano if she's anything like that in real life.

"From the very first moment I met Kat, literally shaking hands, we shook hands [and] I'm like, 'Alright, I got you,' and she's like, 'I kind of get you,' and it worked," he told MTV News. "We were very comfortable working together, which is very nice. She's extremely talented, but that’s not new news. She's like a recluse, which is really interesting. Kat's a recluse. She's the J.D. Salinger of '2 Broke Girls.'"

Of course, working on a show like "2 Broke Girls" means not only trading barbs (and kisses) with Kat, but also working with "Sex and the City" creator Michael Patrick King.

"Well, first and foremost, Michael is instantly given immediate respect, and he's one of those people that if you do have the good fortune of working with him professionally that if you remove your ego and yourself from the equation [and] literally just shut the f--- up and listen, you'll walk away with a ton of knowledge that you hadn’t had prior," he said of the TV legend. "He'll give you these small notes and these small notes [make you go], 'Wow, that’s a big lesson. That’s the beauty of MPK. He's a genius. He's a mad genius."

In addition to the star power, Nick was drawn to the show's immediate likability. "One of the things I noticed about the '2 Broke Girls' pilot was that it looked like a new episode in a season and not a pilot, and that’s an amazing sign," he said. "So I went in and read with Kat Dennings and Michael Patrick King, and I think from the first read together we did a chemistry read and it worked very well. And I respect the hell out of Michael Patrick King; the guy's an icon."

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