Mindy Kaling: ‘I was so embarrassed about being a diversity hire’

The star of The Office and The Mindy Project has defied typecasting by writing her own roles – and working very hard.

She talks about Late Night, her new film with Emma Thompson, remaking Four Weddings, and her own real life rom-com“Oh my God, I can’t believe you’re doing it again, you’re insane! I love it! But you’re insane!” Mindy Kaling cackles when she spots me waiting for her in a central London hallway and points to my large pregnant stomach.Kaling and I first met when I interviewed her for her first very funny book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? in 2011.

We then bumped into one another again in 2015 at the Cannes film festival, where she was promoting the Pixar film, Inside Out, and I was doing some interviews while pregnant.

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