Reese Witherspoon & Mindy Kaling are friends? When did that happen?

Did you know Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon were friends? I didn’t. These are pics of Mindy and Reese having lunch on Saturday in Brentwood. Mindy has her own successful sitcom – Reese is rebooting her successful film career post-baby. Maybe it was just business, like a project in the works or something. Maybe Mindy wrote a rom-com script for Reese. Maybe Reese has a project for Mindy, with Reese as a producer. Maybe Mindy is being hired as a script doctor. Maybe it’s the real world and the adorable blonde is the lead and the “minority actress” is just “the best friend” of the lead. In Mindy’s secondary storyline, she’s madly in love with the hipster across the street, but she can never work up the nerve to say anything to him… until Reese needs a ride to the airport and Mindy finally speaks to him and BAM! The secondary love story is resolved wordlessly. Mindy will have witty comebacks for all of Reese’s problems, and Mindy’s bridesmaid’s dress will be appropriately horrible/funny. BAM! That’s the script.

Have you been watching The Mindy Project? I have. It comes on after New Girl, so on Tuesdays, I have my girlie-girl’s TV night with Zooey Deschanel and Mindy. I have to say… I find the writing on both shows to be very strong, especially when you consider that they’re network comedies with “unconventional” female leads with surprisingly strong ensembles. New Girl gets away with some wonderfully dirty stuff, and I like the way The Mindy Project has been developing some of the central characters, especially the Danny character. The “Danny Castellano Is My Gynecologist” episode was really incredible, especially because the central drama revolved around a pap smear and a breast exam.

Also: even though I love Mindy and I identify with her and her body type, I just have to yell at her for a minute. This is why girls built like Mindy (and me) should not wear skinny jeans, especially when we’re standing next to Reese Witherspoon. How are Mindy’s jeans cute? HOW? They are not. That is a really unflattering outfit on Mindy.

PS… Mindy and Reese are totally doing an old-fashion rom-com “walk & talk”. Like they did on Sex & the City!!!!!!!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Winnie says:

    I love this pairing because I adore both of them.

  2. Victoria1 says:

    I love Mindy! And her show. I love Danny Castellano also and that episode was great
    I think she looks cute but I no longer am a fan of Reese. Something about her rubs me the wrong way

    • emmie_a says:

      I’m with you… I love Mindy! She seems so real & down-to-earth. Reese seems like a public sweetheart but a private bitch.

      And I’m not hating Mindy’s outfit. She had a real woman body & if she feels good wearing skinny jeans then let her wear her skinny jeans!

      • someone says:

        while i agree with your comment about mindy feeling good about her body, she should wear skinny jeans (girl looks good!!), i don’t like the comment about her having a “real woman’s body”. why is it just because she’s curvy she has a real woman’s body? all woman have “real woman’s bodies” because we’re real women, regardless of our size. this is not me condoning those who are unhealthy whether it’s on the skinny or obese spectrum btw.

      • emmie_a says:

        I was making my comment about Mindy’s body with Hollywood body standards in my mind. I was contrasting the two and right or wrong, it is simply just my opinion.

      • victoria1 says:

        I wear skinny jeans but with knee high boots to kinda balance out my huge double bubble. Maybe thats what Mindy needed to do here, her outfit would look better without the booties. And yeah, I’ve lost faith in Reese after reading the crazy blind item that she was a huge racist and pretty much ruined Alicia Silverstone’s and her ex husband’s career. Who knew this broad had clout in Hollyweird?

  3. vale says:

    I think the jeans look fine, it’s the booties that are terrible, especially for her body type. They cut off at the *worst* possible part of the leg, fattening the calf, and thereby thickening the thighs as a casualty.

  4. Miss Kiki says:

    Love Mindy Kaling but I *HATE* those booties.

  5. Jenni says:

    I think Mindy actually looks great! Skinny jeans don’t really look good on anybody, even the very skinny, IMO. But if everybody’s going to wear them, then I sure think she wears them well. Even standing next to RW!

  6. silken_floss says:

    Yeah those booties gotta go -__-
    Otherwise than that, Mindy looks fine.

  7. NerdMomma says:

    Yayyy I love that you’re covering Mindy! I too love both shows and love their relatable female characters. I just realized that my other fave shows, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, have female leads as well. Way to go, female comedians!

    PS I am proud to be a feminist!

  8. Erinn says:

    I think Mindy is hilarious. I adore her. I honestly don’t think her jeans look that bad. I think maybe a narrow, but straight pant would look better. But if she likes them, who cares? Nothing about the fitting is offensive to the eyes.

  9. hoya_chick says:

    I actually don’t like her show. I’ve watched it a few times on demand and I didn’t think it was that funny. The story lines/plots had no flow and you had no idea what was going to happen next or how things were related. Also, those sets look nothing like NYC! I like Mindy. I wanted to like her show. Oh well.

    I think the outfit is doing her a grave disservice especially standing next to Reece. I hope they aren’t making a movie together. The last movie I liked Reece in was Election. She has made some crap movies in the last few years. That plot you wrote is hilariously terrible and probably would happen in one of those generic rom-com Sadly.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Yeah, same. It started off fine, but it just turned into ‘Hey, this non-WASP lady who breaks the 100-pound barrier, is going to date a new pasty hipster or suit every week–I KNOW, RIGHT?’, pretty quickly. I like her and I like seeing a Mindy as the unreachable star, rather than your standard-practice Reese, but I don’t know, it kind of leans pretty hard on itself. I’ll check it out again later in the season, see if it’s found its legs or is still stuck in the trope-o-verse (this time in Colour!!), or has settled into some that gets my motor running.


  10. Deev says:

    Awww, that’s what I look like in skinny jeans, and I love skinny jeans and will never stop wearing them. Mindy looks gorgeous.

  11. SmokeyBlues says:

    I also love Mindy but don’t enjoy the show. Mostly because the two female coworker charactrs are painfully bad – the “hot” one with the overdone accent and the “awkward” one with the redic lispy voice, they are both so distractingly awful.

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with her outfit. God help us all if we should see some actual curves on a woman’s hips and legs, we may never recover! She is rocking it and if you think it looks bad then you may have a case of real-woman-phobia!

  12. aims says:

    I was thinking the same with the jeans. Horible. I think Mindy is great, but those jeans are tight and look really uncomfrontable.

  13. INeedANap says:

    I think she looks really cute in those jeans. Just because she is bigger than Reese doesn’t mean she looks worse — that comes from the thinking that “thinner is always better”, which not everyone ascribes to.

    And I would have loved to be a fly on that wall!

  14. erika says:

    i was just going to say i love how Mindy is taking charge of her fashion. she’s doing women a favor worldwide, specially HERE. “Be yourself, try n look your best”

    I’ve been thinking along the same length. I just turned 40, and even though i still have the same body shape/looks (although aged right?) that i did as a teenager (not saying I look like i did as a teenager) but the same hips, small bust, pale skin, etc.,

    i’ve just surrendered and given in and started appreciating what i DO have vs what i DON’T. And mindy, looks like she’s over it too. I myself wouldn’t go the skinny jean route, but i just bought a black leather skirt, cuz i thought ‘F it, my legs aren’t supermodel perfect but i’ll try working it still’

  15. Nancy says:

    I love Mindy and her show but I don’t like those boots she has on.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I feel like they did a movie together, but maybe I’m imagining it. Anyway, like them both a lot, I could see them being friends.
    Mindy looks great, I just don’t like the boots.

  17. SCREEEE says:

    I love Mindy so much. That gynecologist episode was amaaaaazing, I was screaming with laughter.

  18. Migdalia says:

    Maybe it’s because I only shop at budget savvy stores, but it’s pretty freaking hard to find anything BUT skinny jeans which is annoying. I have a curvy shape too that I don’t want to have to encase in a pair of skinnies all the time.

    Btw…aww this friendship makes sense. They’re pretty comedic ladies 🙂

  19. Denver Danni says:

    I was iffy on The Mindy Project – but now I’m obsessed. It’s hilarious. I want to be friends with Mindy and take Ian Barinholtz to Danni-town.

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    I hate those jeans; a lot of the styles right now are uncool…hate the boot-cut low riders that fall down, even though everyone wears them so tight. My favorite jeans are my 10 year old Levis.

  21. Apsutter says:

    Love it!!! Read mindys book and loved it! Mada me want to be her best friend and I bet the fact that she’s walking and talking and being besties with Reese is so exciting for her.

  22. emma says:

    I haven’t really watched The Mindy Project. I saw the first episode.. and I like Mindy’s humor usually.. and I understand she’s a girly-girl, but something about the plot kind of annoyed me. Like single successful woman slttin it up, haven’t I seen this before? But maybe I need to give it another chance.
    I’d rather have Mindy’s show survive than something like Two Broke Girls.

  23. Sara says:

    I think her jeans look good! I also think it’s an outdated perception that a woman has to be very thin to wear skinny jeans.

    I live in Europe and everyone wears skinny jeans here because it rains all the time and if you wore boot cut jeans you’d be soaked to the knees.