It’s been a busy year for Mindy Kaling. The Mindy Project creator and star just released her second book and her sitcom is the middle of its fourth season, the first to be streamed on Hulu after FOX dropped the series.
Recently, she took to Reddit for an AMA (ask me anything), revealing some of her inspirations for the show and possible future plans.
On moving to Hulu:
The show on Hulu has let the writers and cast create the best version of it. The creative freedom has allowed us to let moments breathe that we couldn’t before, and tell stories that are closer to what I want to be telling. Craig, Mike, and our creative execs Brendan and Jessica have been terrific partners. I know saying ‘terrific partners’ sounds like I’m a robot programmed to say lame banalities, but it’s true!”
On her Mindy Project inspirations:
Probably Pride & Prejudice and South Park? Bridge Jones a little. And of course I was inspired by the jokes-per-minute pace of The Office, since that’s where I worked for eight years.”
On a possible Broad City cameo:
I love Ilana [Glazer] and Abbi [Jacobson]. Nothing would make me happier than if Mindy was their gynecologist. Like, they found her on a Groupon.”
On the Oscar Isaac vibrating cushion seen in the most recent Mindy Project: