Mindy Kaling Is All of Us Talking About Her Love for Zendaya

Watch Mindy Kaling gush over Zendaya in this exclusive look at her appearance on theSkimm’s digital series, Texting With.

By ElizaBeth Taylor Nov 17, 2021 11:00 PMTags
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Now this is one film we would be euphoric to see.

In her appearance on theSkimm's digital series, Texting With, Mindy Kaling made it clear that she, like the rest of the world, is obsessed with Zendaya. During the hilarious interview, which is exclusive to E! News, Mindy proudly announced that the Dune actress follows her on Instagram.

According to The Office alum, her "heart stopped in its chest" when she realized the It-girl kept up with her social media activity. Before long, Mindy proved herself to be the ultimate Zendaya fangirl, noting, "I still think about that Tom Ford dress she wore. It was with the breast plate. I probably shouldn't admit that. She will probably unfollow me."

And it's not just Zendaya's style that Mindy is a fan of, as The Mindy Project creator later revealed that she would pick the 25-year-old actress to play her in a biographical film about her life. "And that would be believable," she quipped in response to her own pitch.

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For now, Mindy is focusing on her current TV project: The Sex Lives of College Girls, premiering Nov. 18 on HBO Max. On why she wanted to make this show in particular, Mindy shared, "I think because I'm so repressed, and it was definitely not my time in college…It felt like a really fun thing to explore."

When asked about how her position as a showrunner has helped elevate South Asian voices and talent, she noted, "It's intimidating and daunting, because there are so many stories that need to be told. I really hope through all the different writers on my shows it can be more than just me who is getting these shows on the air."


Eager for more of Mindy? Watch her full appearance on Texting With above.


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