The Mindy Project Casting Scoop: Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn to Guest Star as Mindy's Girl Crush

Exclusive! The Emmy Award winner will play Sheila, a high-profile doctor who will attempt to poach Mindy from her practice on the Fox hit sitcom

By Tierney Bricker Nov 04, 2013 3:00 PMTags
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The Mindy Project is breaking bad.

Anna Gunn, the Emmy Award-winning star of Breaking Bad, is set to guest star on Mindy Kaling's Fox sitcom, E! News has exclusively learned. Feel free to pull a Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and say "Yeah, b--ch!" at any time over this casting news. 

And it seems llke Kaling is pro-Skyler (How very contrary!) as Gunn will play Mindy Lahiri's idol Sheila Hamilton, whom she refers to as "the Tory Burch of Manhattan OB/GYNs," when she shows up on the rom-com-gone-wrong's 13th episode. But it looks like the girl crush will be a mutual one as Sheila will be wooing Mindy...professionally, that is!

A high-profile doctor who treats an exclusive clientele made up of New York's rich and famous, the glamorous, powerful and philanthropic Sheila will try and poach Mindy from Danny (Chris Messina), Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and the rest of the gang over at Shulman & Associates. Naturally, Mindy loves the attention. Well, at first she does anyway!

Gunn recently won her first Emmy for her work as Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) long-suffering wife Skyler on AMC's beloved drama. Prior to ber big win, Gunn had penned an op-ed defending her polarizing character, writing, "As an actress, I realize that viewers are entitled to have whatever feelings they want about the characters they watch, but as a human being, I'm concerned that so many people react to Skyler with such venom."

Kaling's love for Breaking Bad has already reared its beautiful head on the Fox sitcom; in a recent episode, Mindy's (now ex) boyfriend Jason (Ben Feldman) was an Arts & Culture writer who wrote a negative review of the show. (We have a few questions. Number one: How dare he?!) In the last episode, Mindy suggested Jason bond with his waiter over Breaking Bad when she was running late to dinner. "I led with Breaking Bad," Jason said. "I said that Walter White was an anti-hero, and he rolled his eyes."

The Mindy Project airs Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.