Mindy Kaling Charms Us On “Ellen”


One of my favorite girl crushes, Mindy Kaling, visited Ellen yesterday and reminded me why I love her so. When Ellen asked if her parents were always supportive of the writer, actor, and sometimes director of “The Office,” she said they would have been happy if she’d been a cigar aficionado or even a criminal instead, just as long as she was the best cigar aficionado or criminal in the world. “They just really wanted to brag to their friends about whatever I did,” she explains to Ellen about her traditional Indian parents. Later, she shares a picture of herself at 11 years old in which her gender is definitely ambiguous. “I could have told you this was my brother!” she said, and Ellen agreed. Clip above.

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