Mindy Kaling graces the cover of New York magazine‘s new issue, out on newsstands now!
Here’s what the 33-year-old The Mindy Project actress had to share with the mag:
On not wanting to be defined by her gender or skin color: “I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I’m able to compete in?”
On her job as showrunner: “There have definitely been times when I’ve wished I could ask Tina Fey, ‘What do you … ? How do you … ?’ Because, like, all you’re doing is answering questions! If I could make a device where people could just intuit everything you are thinking—a little cable you plug into, like, a USB port, I would make a billion dollars.”
Also pictured: Mindy with her Mindy Project co-stars Ed Weeks and Stephen Tobolowsky at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party held at The Bookbindery on Monday (September 10) in Culver City, Calif.