Okay, we admit we’ve covered more Mindy Kaling in the past couple of weeks than we ever have. Well, can you blame us that the ever-so-talented Kaling keeps emerging in new commercials, that too during prime time TV shows. We were just getting over Kaling’s SuperBowl “Invisible” Nationwide commercial, not to mention the big bomb she dropped during “The Mindy Project” a couple of weeks back, and now, this!
Granted, the Super Bowl feels like ages ago and football season is officially over, but the thought of Mindy Kaling starring in a Nationwide commercial airing during the game’s prime time is something I cannot let go of. And even though I am one of those who does not care for the big game, except for the wings and company, I was especially excited to watch the much-hyped 30-second commercial.
It is easy to confuse Mindy Lahiri’s character with Mindy Kaling, the actor. But Kaling has definitely proven she’s a boss in her own right. On March 9, she reinforced her public persona as a force to be reckoned with at the SXSW Music Film Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. During an otherwise pleasant discussion at the “Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy” panel, Mindy shut down an audience member who asked why her show only features one woman of color and the only doctor of color?
I’ve always wanted to do it, but there was no option to do this [acting] as a career [because] I grew up in a world where everyone was really academic, everyone in my family is pretty much a doctor. It wasn’t something that any one ever thought could be a career in my world, so I moved to NY after college and my parents were not thrilled that I started acting.
Even though Mindy Kaling said she loves her new glamorous black-and-white Elle magazine cover shoot for February’s “Women In TV” issue, we know you would love to see Mindy in full body shoots that are also in color. Is that so much to ask for? Well, your wish is our command! Here is a collection of some of Mindy’s quirkiest and cutest outfits.