Mindy Wants Kids, But Doesn't Need a Dude

Mindy wants babies — but not a husband. And would you expect anything less from Ms. Kaling? In the forthcoming October issue of Flare magazine (in which Kaling looks great as always—her style is so good!) Kaling talks about reaching 35 and realizing the time is now to start making mini Mindys: "This has been the first year I realized that if I want to have three kids, I need to get going," she said.

Delightfully missing from the interview: any mention of having to get married or be in a serious relationship in order to have kids. In fact, her Flare piece focuses mostly on Kaling's brazen competitive nature and her healthy self-centered view about her life and her show. In Flare, she says: "My work is so rewarding and I'm so self-centered about it that I'm kind of excited about not having to go home and ask someone about their day." Amen to that. She outwardly notes that she wishes The Mindy Project had higher ratings, after coming from an iconic show like The Office. Kaling was only 24 when she started writing for The Office, so it's no surprise that she's got mean ambition, and expects success.

Kaling does well in separating her real persona from her character, Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project; the show itself began from a loosely rom-com structure, and though it's departed a bit, it's still primarily focused on Dr. Lahiri who's clumsy 'cause she's fallin' in love (and out of it, a lot of times). Whereas Kaling is hyper-focused on bettering her show, constantly, posting adorable Instagrams of herself and her pals, and just generally becoming a force to be reckoned with. That's why it doesn't surprise me that she has such a no-nonsense approach to having kids, too, and there's no talk of a man anywhere in sight. I'm sure her three kids will be just as funny as she is; maybe they can pen The Office: The Next Generation.

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