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In a room full of 2000+ people, I sat third row, trying to remain composed as the inner fan-girl inside me attempted to escape Shawshank-style. I don’t get too up in arms about celebrities. Everyone eats, sleeps, and well… yeah, you know. But when it’s someone whose work you admire and he or she seems like an overall decent human being with an actual personality—you can’t help but get a little enthusiastic. So let’s just call it that. I was enthusiastic that Mindy Kaling was at SXSW.
Now, The Mindy Project is the one and only night that I own the TV. My husband cannot put on a game or a television series about pawning history memorabilia. It’s mine (and he respects that I might add). I’ve always admired Mindy as a woman, writer, and individual that remains authentic. As for Ike and Adam, I think Ike is a brilliant writer and Adam Paley is a comedy mastermind.
Mindy: I’ve felt that constantly people assume that I’m not funny. People will think you’re not funny because of the way you look.
Mindy: You can’t get hung up on thinking, ‘Am I the victim of this situation?’ No, I’m in charge of it.
Adam: As an actor I’ve learned you can get away with messing up if you just tell people it’s a choice. Like I was so hungover that I almost missed this panel and that was a choice.
Ike: Much like Kim Jong-un, she rules with an iron fist, and sometimes in that fist is a rose.
Ike: You’ve got a Maxim vibe at a Marie Claire panel
Adam: If I have a Maxim vibe at a Marie Claire panel that basically means I have rufis on me.
Mindy: There’s this mentality that there can only be a woman who is successful and funny and running her own show and if there’s more than that you must hate each other.
Mindy: I have to leave my job to talk about how important it is for women of color to have jobs, but if I want to go do my job, they say I’m not supporting women. My life is constantly disappointing people politically.