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Mindy Kaling: 'It Takes A Lot of Effort to Look Like a Normal Chubby Woman'

Mindy Kaling: 'It Takes A Lot of Effort to Look Like a Normal Chubby Woman'

Mindy Kaling waves at her fans as she arrives for a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (March 31) in Los Angeles.

“I’m not skinny, but I’m an actor, which…that never happens in the world of regular-sized people and actresses,” the 34-year-old Mindy Project star said on the program. “I also am the recipient of a lot of backhanded compliments about it, where people are like, ‘It’s so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn’t feel she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty that other people do.’ And I’m like, ‘I do subscribe!’ They’re like, ‘It’s so refreshing that Mindy feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster.’”

“By the way, I like run and work out. It takes a lot of effort to look like a normal chubby woman. The way they talk about it, [it's] like, ‘She’s a pioneer because she’s glued to her sofa.’”

Watch her interview below – and check out The Mindy Project on Fox tonight.


Mindy Kaling on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!

FYI: Mindy is wearing Moods of Norway with Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

Click inside to watch the rest of Mindy‘s interview…


Mindy Kaling on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Mindy Kaling on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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9 Comments

# 1

How the hell does this troll find work in entertainment? That’s what I’d like to know. If she can make a go of it, then anyone can, including me. This woman makes me look like a prom queen and I’m just average.

# 2

i understand that she’s saying it in the context of men but that topic human trafficking itself isnt funny & shouldnt be dealt with such irreverence. well..i guess she does say she aint one in the end.

otherwise,she’s funny n cute.

# 3

@tick:

STFU.she writes fantastic funny shows & not everyone can do that.she isnt a troll either.

# 4

thin, fat, in-between,
your face still looks like an old catcher’s mitt

# 5
snapcracklepop @ 04/01/2014 at 1:58 pm

I think she’s a cutie and very quick/funny. But, it’s her voice that is a sticking point for me.
I expected it to be… not so high and… shrill?
She’s famous so, it must work for her.

# 6

Honestly, I don’t take people like her seriously….the ones who write, direct and star in tv series/movies that mirror their own life. There is virtually no creativity or originality in that. On positive note – there is nothing wrong with her body. She looks pretty healthy to me. The camera adds about 10lbs.

# 7

@tick: Looks who’s the troll. No irony whatsoever. Do you Really think only stick thin people get to work in show business? She is actually a very normal size. But the point is: it’s clear why she has such a job and you don’t. It’s about talent, humour and personality. The day you learn success is not based only on looks the day you learn something worth knowing.

# 8
BlowMeAgain @ 04/01/2014 at 8:21 pm

@tick:

she’s behind a camera and you’re behind a computer. who wins?

# 9

I like Mindy, but I would also like it if there were normal sized women in Hollywood who didn’t constantly talk about the fact that they’re normal sized women in Hollywood. This joke has been done, Mindy, you’re a better comedian than this!

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