Mindy Kaling had a fling with a White House staffer. But which one?

10 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Anders Holm endorses Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? in new book promo.

Finally, we get a look at what The Mindy Project Season 4 has to offer after making the move to Hulu. In Kaling’s upcoming book “Why Not Me?” the “Mindy Project” star describes, among other tales of dating and Hollywood behind-the-scenes, a brief and failed romance with a 1600 Penn. insider.As the star of her own television series and a bestselling author with another book on the way, Mindy Kaling is the epitome of success, and now the talented is taking on yet another daunting project – working with an ex. So far, it seems that the baby—and breastfeeding—is going to cost Mindy some peace and quiet, as she gets heckled on a subway and even drops a mini pizza in a failed balancing act. So, of course, all of Washington wants to know who the guy — with whom Kaling has a text-heavy relationship that culminates in a single night o’ passion — is.

In the video, Kaling and Holm share an elevator, where Kaling discovers the Workaholics actor (who’s playing an architect in the promo) has a copy of her book. Style for a candid interview, in which she talks marriage, children, network television and even what she wants to be for Halloween. “I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids. And then the crown jewel: A celebrity-approved Bugaboo sits in the corner of the set, as star/creator/writer Mindy Kaling, dressed in a bright pair of turquoise pajamas, toils at the dining room table next to a fair-haired fake baby in a bassinet. “Well Leo, hold on to your pacifier, because your mom is about to transform into a modern mominista,” says Kaling, whose character scoffs at the blog’s first suggestion. “Dress nice? She doesn’t believe it’s actually his though: After going through a list of options — it’s his girlfriend’s book, he’s gay, he’s using the book jacket to cover an erotic novel — she finally decides it’s just a scam, plain and simple.

B—-, you don’t even have to ask.” Off-camera, Kaling, who cut her comedy teeth writing and starring in The Office, is marveling at how her new bosses at Hulu sent virtually no notes (network-speak for strongly-suggested feedback) on the premiere episode. Kaling’s obscured her D.C. boo’s identity, per notes elsewhere in the book, dubbing him “Will” (there are at least three Williams on the White House payroll, according to salary disclosures, but we can assume that his name has been changed.) In her description, he’s a tall, blond, University of Pennsylvania graduate who wears glasses and likes hiking. Now, he’s officially come face-to-face with the Lahiri’s – and with a little help from Morgan, maybe Danny will be able to make it out in one piece. But the thing I ask every parent that I really admire, the one comment they all have is that they wish they had kids earlier.” “I admire [a good marriage] when I see it. Despite their dating history, the two have famously remained good friends – and are often the subject of much speculation about how they remain so close without their past feelings getting in the way, something which Mindy insists is not an issue. ‘I don’t know if I would have written this book with him five years ago,’ Mindy told Yahoo Style of working with B.J. ‘But no, it’s not weird at all.

The series moves to the streaming service after spending its first three seasons on Fox, where it was a cult favorite yet low-rated stepchild at a network more focused on newer hits such as Empire and Last Man on Earth. With plenty of guest stars stopping by (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Garret Dillahunt, and Fortune Feimster, to name a few), the upcoming season promises to be filled with dancing, train-track sprinting (courtesy of Danny), and Mindy’s signature colorful wardrobe. We fight all the time.’ In her new collection of essays Why Not Me?, which debuts next Tuesday, Mindy writes about B.J. falling asleep on famed playwright Edward Albee when she took him to see the award-winning play Doubt. Reruns on Hulu made it “consistently one of our most popular shows,” says Craig Erwich, SVP and head of content. “We wanted her to keep making the same show she was making.

But others, like the fact that Will travels “everywhere” with the president, including on jaunts to Kaling’s home base of L.A., are central to the story and probably the real deal. That’s the show people know and love.” (Hulu agreed to produce 26 episodes, to be released weekly, and has an option for a fifth season.) Kaling plays a witty, celebrity-obsessed OB-GYN who got knocked up by her co-worker, the devoutly Catholic and athletic Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), who remains committed to her but refuses to propose after a bitter divorce with his first wife. Flirty texting and Facebook stalking between the writer/actress and the hunky staffer ensues, and although the pair eventually hook up when Will travels to L.A., they’re ultimately too busy to get together, though Kaling suspects she made “more of an effort” than he did.

When people talk about the way I look, it obviously bothers me,” she admitted. “But the way it bothers other woman that I know is just so astonishing to me. Mindy, who said she ‘dates on Saturdays’, added that she is now more aware of what she likes in a partner, which she said makes ‘dating harder and easier’ – and sometimes just the idea of someone is enough to keep her happy. Only now, an angry, pregnant Mindy, who has no idea of Danny’s whereabouts, dreams up what life would be like without him (enter Joseph Gordon-Levitt as her dream-sequence husband, a successful reality-TV producer, and Freida Pinto as Danny’s hot new Indian girlfriend).

Having a baby on set (well, babies; several infants are on standby for the show) has been “really fun,” she says. “I’ve learned so much about the practical handling of infants. But it’s very different to have to act as a baby’s mother and to really want to play that role on screen.” Finding Leo was “a little challenging because I am Indian (and) Chris is Italian,” she says. “So to find a baby that looked racially half and half of ours — we had to do a little audition process and see lots of babies of different ethnicities.” Early episodes toggle between office shenanigans while Mindy’s on maternity leave — Garret Dillahunt plays her compromised replacement — and Mindy (a doctor who “should know a lot about pregnant women but nothing about babies,” Kaling says) doing mommyhood her way. “Her baby is her No. 1 priority,” Kaling says, “but what she chooses to teach the baby — that’s what’s going to make her different than a lot of other moms on TV.” For example, she includes an essay about how she once had too many glasses of Champagne at a baby shower for an ‘extremely famous pop singer’ only to offend the host by cracking a joke about Hollywood stars who are against vaccinations.

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