Make Way for Mindy

Monday, September 10, 2012

 

As the lead character (not to mention creator, writer AND producer) of The Mindy Project, Kaling is one of few women of color to both star in and be the creative force behind a show (along with Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho). Vulture's Jada Yuan has this to say about The Mindy Project:

 

The show doesn’t shy away from Kaling’s ethnicity (when a car nearly runs into her as she’s drunkenly riding a stolen bike the wrong way down a street, she shouts out, “Racist!”), but it isn’t heavy-handed about it, either. Kaling isn’t interested in having ethnic humor, or her skin color, or her gender define her. “I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists,” she tells me. “I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I’m able to compete in?

 

Read the full article, "The New New Girl: Mindy Kaling Promotes Herself Out of The Office and Into The Mindy Project" here.