According to the star and creator of The Mindy Project, prime-time power comes with a bunch of perks.
According to TODAY, on Tuesday night’s Conan, Mindy Kaling admitted that she gets a much bigger kick out of on-screen kisses now that she is in charge of casting the men that she kisses. Kaling explained her favorite perk to Conan saying:
“On The Office, I had to kiss people and things like that, but on this show, there’s like full-on, roll-around make-outs and stuff. And so, I get to cast those people.”
Kaling also explained to Conan that she could make the actors a little uncomfortable as well. Kaling explained by saying:
“When I’m rolling around and making out with someone, in my experience, I don’t do that that often where I’m not saying something like, ‘I love you,’ to them. So it’s very hard. I have to not say (that) … to the actor I’m doing that with, cause it really creeps them out.”
Kaling tends to lack control when she kisses her on-screen partners as well. This could lead to some trouble. Kaling told Conan:
“When you kiss in real life, when you are feeling passionate, you use your tongue, but on TV, you’re not supposed to use your tongue. You fake it.” “
Kaling joked about the matter by saying, “Yeah, and when I do it on the show now, it’s like the worse kind of sexual harassment because I’m like the boss, and they’re scared to complain because I’ll fire them.”
Here is Kaling’s interview with Conan.