Mindy Kaling is getting even more candid in her second book, "Why Not Me?," which hit stands on Tuesday, opening up about everything from getting drunk at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to what she’s learned from Kim Kardashian, to filming sex scenes.
"There must be lots of other actors who love doing sex scenes too, right?" Kaling writes. "Wrong. If you interview any actor about having to do sex scenes, you always get the same answer: they 'hate' doing them. I am here to tell you they are all lying. Every last one of ‘em. Obviously on-screen sex is not actual penetrative sex, but as any religious high-schooler will tell you, simulating sex can be pretty damn enjoyable as well."
It’s not a totally shocking statement, given the abundance of attractive men that Kaling has had the opportunity to hook up with on her show "The Mindy Project." Beyond leading man Chris Messina, the actress’ character Mindy Lahiri has dated the likes of James Franco, Bill Hader, Tim Daly, Anders Holm, as well as Kaling’s real-life "soup snake" B.J. Novak (it’s an "Office" reference Kaling explains in the book).
"The Mindy Project" returned Tuesday as well, debuting it’s fourth season on Hulu after being cancelled by Fox last year. Kaling also opens up in her book about being proudest of her show on the day they got canned.
"The day we were canceled, I received hundreds of texts and emails and "The Mindy Project" trended on Twitter," the 36-year-old revealed. "I have never been prouder of the show. We also received calls from other outlets that were interested in buying it. One was from the streaming platform Hulu…Hulu was attracting better talent than the networks were, and when I met the president, Craig Erwich, he loved the show and wanted it to help establish their brand."
A week later, Kaling writes, the deal was done, locking in "The Mindy Project" for a 26-episode fourth season.
"I'd gone from barely having time to transition from my panic of not having a job to the panic of more work than I'd ever had," she observes.
New episodes of "The Mindy Project" are available Tuesdays on Hulu.