David Letterman Asks Mindy Kaling if She's Ever Drunk Herself Into Oblivion

Mindy Kaling was on the Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote the premiere of The Mindy Project. All and all, the interview was charmingly awkward with Dave first thinking that she had written a spin-off of The Office (she hasn't) and then quizzing her on her drinking habits while maybe trying to goad her into saying that she's an alcoholic. With anyone else, the interview could have been disastrous, but, luckily, these two seemed able to keep up with one another.


In other Kaling news, Miss Mindy is featured in this month's Glamour dressed like Marge Simpson and it's pretty adorable. She offers up these thoughts on today's women in television:

"It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on The Office eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different."

The times, they are a' changin.'

Check Out Mindy Kaling As Marge Simpson! [Glamour]



I have yet to grasp the appeal of Mindy Kaling. I don't mean that as I dislike her, I just mean that I haven't seen her in anything yet other than those commercials and interviews where she talks about how cute she is... and yeah, she's cute, but so far that's all I know about her. I like seeing more women of different ethnicities represented in the media though (I live for the day I see more Native American actors and actresses in roles rather than people using other ethnicities who could pass for Native American) so I guess I'll give her a chance and check out her show when it comes out.