Mindy Kaling confirms her ‘really exciting’ pregnancy: ‘It’s so unknown to me’

Mindy Kaling conceals her baby bump under a colorful dress

The final season of The Mindy Project starts in September, on Hulu. I forgot that was happening, and I forgot that Mindy Kaling would be doing press for the final season. Mindy has not given any kind of interview or statement since her pregnancy was announced – she hadn’t even personally confirmed her pregnancy before this Today Show interview. Willie Geist interviewed Mindy for a segment which will air on Sunday. They’ve released one clip, where Mindy is obviously talking about her pregnancy and how she has no control over anything. Here’s part of what she says:

Willie Geist asks Kaling how she feels about the prospect of motherhood. “Really excited,” Kaling replies. “It’s so unknown to me. I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.”

The Mindy Project creator also talks about her close relationship with her late mother, who she says was “incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did.” Kaling adds that if she could give her child the same support and open-mindedness that her mother gave her, she would be “so happy.”

The A Wrinkle in Time star also jokes about finally being able to critique other parents now that she’s about to have a kid of her own. “It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent,” she says, “so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.”

[From The Cut]

You can see the interview clip here (I’m also including it below, but just in case you can’t see the video here). Obviously, this is a more soft-focus interview and Mindy is slowly being folded into the Motherhood Industrial Complex, and she’s doing it with grace. I feel like the only reason Mindy chatted with Willie in particular was because he would adhere to a rule about NOT asking about the father. Who is the father?! We still don’t know. It’s none of our business, of course. But I would still love to know – rando Kiwi or BJ Novak? Or Chris Pine (God, I would love that). It’s also crazy to me that she’s like six months pregnant (or more) and she’s barely showing.

Mindy Kaling conceals her baby bump under a colorful dress

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lala says:

    She looks amazing! The hair, the skin, no bloat, ok Mindy I see you!

  2. HelloSunshine says:

    I love her and her sense of humor is always on point for me! I think she has a great support system (minus her brother, dude has major issues and I’m sure she’ll keep her baby away from him) and I can’t wait to see the little cutie (if she chooses to put his or her picture out!).
    I wonder if she feels the same way I did when pregnant. I carried small and didn’t really start showing until probably 30-32 weeks and I desperately wanted the cute belly! That lasted for about a week after I had the big belly and realized how inconvenient it was to have a watermelon attached to your front 😂

  3. booRadley says:

    hearing about her pregnancy has been the best piece of news I have heard in what seems like forever. she will be the best mom, I identify so much with her, always have, now she’s mirroring my own life, choosing to have a baby on your own is exciting and terrifying, but if I can do it, so can she. Go Mindy Go!!!!!!!!!

  4. Enough Already says:

    I’m the only one who’s pre-exhausted.

  5. Lady Keller says:

    She looks great! I’m also 6 months pregnant and I look like I ate a pregnant lady for breakfast.

  6. bitchyarchitect says:

    what happened to her face? Why mindy why? you were so adorable before? Mister BA and I both had crushes on you…. its over now with that trout pout.

    • Nene's Wig says:

      YES…cannot get past the face. It’s not hers.

      Hopefully she won’t keep up with whatever injectable did this to her.

    • popup says:

      I’d actually be shocked if she put stuff in her face while pregnant. Most (good) doctors wouldn’t advise it. Some people’s faces dramatically change when they get pregnant. Their noses blow up, their skin turns a darker shade, their lips blow up. Pregnancy is weird, so I’m going to give Mindy a pass until she pops that baby out.

  7. Yup, Me says:

    I’m guessing she’s having a girl.

  8. Cee says:

    IDK why but I’m happy for her. For some reason this is a welcomed respite from everything else.
    And she looks AMAZING.