Who you gonna call? Well, apparently, not the leading lady of The Mindy Project. That's what those in charge of casting the all-female Ghostbusters are thinking, because Mindy Kaling is not part of the movie — as of right now. Seriously, why isn't this funny lady being cast in the movie reportedly starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones? Don't get me wrong, the cast is already brilliant, but I need Kaling and I need her now!
Remember when news first broke that Paul Feig (the director of Bridesmaids) was going to direct the new Ghostbusters? Immediately, Kaling was attached to the cast, because she came up with her own cast for an all-female version in her 2011 book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Her cast included, herself, Emily Blunt, Taraji P. Henson, and Natalie Portman. She even humbly told Vulture,
I love Paul, and I would never deign to take up his time by lobbying. It’s such an amazing movie, that the whole area of speculating on it is ... I think it’s out of my pay grade.
Well, that doesn't mean Kaling doesn't want to be in the movie or that she still shouldn't be. I'm hoping we'll hear even more casting choices, which will, hopefully, include Kaling. Until then, here are my reasons why the actress should be in the movie — overall, it's because she's uh-mazing.
She Basically Came Up With The Idea
I know I already mentioned this above, but I'm saying it again.
Her Fans Agree With Me
See, I'm not the only one upset.
She Looks Good In A Jumpsuit
Now imagine her battling ghosts in a jumpsuit. Talk about a match made in heaven.
She Is No Stranger To Fighting Crime
Her warrior skills would turn this film into quality work.
She's Freaking Hilarious
Combine her comedic talent with all of these other tremendous women and you definitely have a hit on your hands.
She'd Empower Other Women To Be Ghostbusters
Let's imagine Kaling alongside these other women who inspire females of all ages everyday to embrace who they are, do what they love, and to never let anyone tell them "no." All of that, plus saying things like the above onscreen? Talk about turning a classic film into something relatable and uplifting.
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