Mindy Kaling Doesn’t Want To Be Skinny, But “It Takes A Lot of Effort To Look Like a Normal Woman” (VIDEO)
Mindy Kaling may be happy to look like a normal woman, but she’s a little confused about why the rest of the world seems to find this so shocking — especially since her friends feel the same way.
And don’t think you’re doing the Mindy Project star any favors by commending her evading the pressure to be skinny in Hollywood, because those types of compliments are really just insulting. The Elle cover controversy ringing any bells here?
“I’m not skinny, but I’m an actor, which… that never happens in the world of regular-sized people and actresses,” Mindy said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday. “I also am the recipient of a lot of backhanded compliments about it, where people are like, ‘It’s so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn’t feel she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty that other people do.’ And I’m like, ‘I do subscribe!’”
“They’re like, ‘It’s so refreshing that Mindy feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster,’” Mindy added. “By the way, I like run and work out. It takes a lot of effort to look like a normal/chubby woman. The way they talk about it, like, ‘She’s a pioneer because she’s glued to her sofa.’”
Good point! Mindy’s obviously not a lazy person — she just wrapped the second season of The Mindy Project, while prepping for the recently ordered third season… after, you know, being at the helm of the mega-successful Emmy-nominated The Office. The fact that she finds time to hit the gym means she must be the busiest person ever.
“On my show, I date guys… if that makes girls feel like, ‘Oh, you can be normal and get married and having sex — which largely TV [says] you can’t do — then great,” Mindy said. “But you also don’t want to be the face of Stay Puft marshmallows. It’s hard when you’re a narcissistic vain person and you wanna be a role model.”