'What an artiste that can adopt that persona' and I get kind of jealous, actually, that that's afforded to them." Kaling's character on is a Trump-supporting Republican, shopaholic, fast-food addict, and basically "outrageous" as Kaling called her in the interview.They may share a name, a few similar traits and interests, and a fantastic sense of humor, but the similarities don't go very much beyond than that."I love talking about my mom," Kaling said, "but I may cry." The article detailed Kaling's leave of absence from was given the green light from Fox, Chokalingam succumbed to her illness. She added, "I'm not superstitious but I think my mom had some part in it." Chokalingam was an OB-GYN, who, as Kaling explained, "was very busy, and she did not suffer fools." It makes sense that Kaling's character, Mindy Lahiri, was loosely based on Chokalingam."We all thought we would have a couple of years with her. Despite the challenging timing, Kaling was thankful for her work. , "And he kills it in the good-dad department." Nevertheless, family isn't family unless it has a little dysfunction mixed in, right?That's an amazing feat, but alas, it's still not enough to keep others from criticizing a perceived lack of diversity on panel discussions became a bit tense when a woman questioned Kaling's choice to portray the only female doctor and the only doctor of color on the show.Kaling said in response,"[T]his is going to just seem defensive, but I'm just gonna say it: I'm a f****** Indian woman who has her own f****** network television show, OK? Kaling clarified, "I have four series regulars that are women on my show, and no one asks any of the shows I adore …
No, not John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer (they're totally just friends); it was B. They dated on and off over the years, just like their on-screen counterparts, Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor, did as well.
"People are so different and you can overlap in certain ways that are important but not the ones that are the most important," Kaling told Stern.
, she made it clear, "My mom was my soul mate." In the spring of 2011, Kaling's mom, Swati Chokalingam, was diagnosed with stage five pancreatic cancer.
He meant so much, to so many, so far away." Kaling was referring to the hilarious sitcom of the '70s and '80s, in which Williams played a friendly alien named Mork, alongside his human companion, Mindy.
Kaling took to Twitter to explain the significance of her middle name, "I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa.
"I love my sister to death, but we don't see eye to eye." A rep for Kaling confirmed to With Kaling claiming Novak as the "great love" of her life, her mother as her "soulmate," and her dad as her "buddy," is there room left in Kaling's heart for anyone — or anything — else? "My television show, which is kind of the love of my life," Kaling began to say in an interview with Novak at Book Con.