According to Mindy Kaling, That Danny, Mindy Kiss Is Way Different from That Jim, Pam Kiss
Hey guys, remember when Dr. Danny Castellano grabbed Dr. Mindy Lahiri's ass as they made out on that airplane on The Mindy Project? That was pretty attractive, huh? Now, like a good showrunner/star/someone who knows exactly what that plot twist did to her audience, Mindy Kaling's talking about the Danny/Mindy kiss, where it might lead, and how it differs from the main 'ship on that other big show she worked on, The Office.
First, on the Jim and Pam of it all, as compared to the Danny and Mindy of it all:
This isn't the first time Kaling's talked about Danny and Mindy vs. Jim and Pam — in fact, she's brought it up or had it brought up to her multiple times in interviews. Here's what she said to TVLine this past November:
And here's what she said to Us Weekly very recently:
So basically: Maybe don't expect Danny and Mindy to immediately and permanently profess their undying devotion to one another. Whether their relationship is what TV fandom refers to as "endgame" is very much up in the air until, well, the show's end, but there's (hopefully) a lot of wiggle room along the way. And remember, Mindy's still got feelings for (currently broken-up) boyfriend Cliff, and Danny's not the best at maintaining that expressing-of-vulnerability thing.
But hey, doesn't that just make it all the more exciting?