Mindy Kaling Tolerates New Female Character Who Is Not Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling’s character on The Mindy Project has had some trouble making friends. Evidently, so has Mindy Kaling.

Anna Camp’s character from season 1, who played Mindy’s BFF, vanished from the series; so did Mary Grill, who played another friend of Mindy’s. Now, as The Mindy Project transitions off network television to Hulu, she is trying again. “It’s hard to make friends as an adult woman,” Kaling said while previewing her upcoming book, Why Not Me?, at BookCon on Saturday. Another thing that’s hard as an adult woman: hiring actresses to act in scenes with you! (Almost as hard as hiring more non-Mindy Kaling women to write scenes for you to act in!)


But everyone can chill, because Female Friendship will be a main focus of the upcoming fourth season, Kaling explained.

“In L.A., the only people you meet are women in your spin class. And you have to wonder, if a woman seeks you out at spin class, you wonder what the motivations are! But you’re so desperate for friends. … It’s much harder to find someone you want to talk to than a man you want to sleep with.”

“The only thing I want to do in the next five years is make a good friend,” Kaling added, somewhat worrisomely.

Has Mindy Kaling tried to befriend you? Has Mindy Kaling chatted you up at spin class? Let us know at tips@jezebel.com.


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