Over the past few weeks, Kaling, who created the comedy, and also stars on it as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, has been teasing the end of the series on Twitter. She’s also been working on numerous other projects as the series hurls toward its last hurrah. That, however, doesn’t mean the actress isn’t aware of how amazing her Mindy Project role has been for both herself and her fans.
“The character is so fun to play and she’s every actress’ dream because she is so poorly behaved but has flashes of having a conscious,” Kaling told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the series finale.
Over the past six years, Kaling has shown fans so many sides of Mindy including her wild side, her boss side, her maternal side, and of course her romantic side, and that is why Kaling is so honored to have played her.
“She’s so many different things at once, which you don’t really get to play as an actor. You certainly don’t see those kinds of parts. She’s extremely funny, very selfish at times, a good mom with lots of challenges and also lots of big flaws,” she explained. “It is the best role I’ve ever gotten and I feel so lucky.”
While we’re not sure we’re ready to say goodbye to Mindy, or her outrageous friends and fellow doctors, we agree that this character has been so much fun to follow, and she is so complex. Here’s that Mindy gets her happy ending — ideally with a rom-com montage of love, like we know she’d want!
The Mindy Project series finale airs Tuesday, November 14, 2017 on Hulu.
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