Is 'Mindy Project' Sex Talk Too Risque?
As a producer, writer, star and creator of The Mindy Project, there's almost nothing Mindy Kaling doesn't do on the show or talk about. The Insider's Brooke Anderson caught up with the cast of the new FOX comedy, getting their take on what the show means for television.
The sexual content featured in the show's dialogue feels new for a network comedy, so Brooke asked British co-star Ed Weeks if he felt they were pushing the boundaries of what a network comedy can do.
"Mindy always said that she was very pleased with our timeslot," Ed says of the show that airs at 9:30/8:30c. "So I think we can get away with slightly more risque chat."
The conversations come up naturally considering the premise: Mindy plays a lucky in labor, unlucky in love OB/GYN, looking for the perfect guy to fulfill her romantic comedy fantasies.
While Mindy relates to her onscreen role in some ways (she and her character both share a love of rom-coms and Mindy's mom was an OB/GYN), at the core they lead separate lives.
"We're so different," Mindy says of her character. "I'm like a nerdy comedy writer. I live a pretty boring life, where the character is very aspirational. She's out of control -- drinks and parties. Her job is more noble and she's more of a wreck than me. So we're not all that similar."
The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays on FOX.