It’s so damn hot right, it’s definitely paddling pool season. That is unless you’re lucky enough to live near a beach or have your own pool.
Actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling falls into the latter category – and to celebrate she’s thrown on her bikini (well bikinis) and taken to Instagram. But her posts are not all about the sunshine. She’s out to remind us that body shaming is not cool no matter the season.
Her Instagram post caption reads: “IDK who needs to hear this but… WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0. Have a great summer.”
IDK who needs to hear this but… 🗣 WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0. Have a great summer ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AoXNP9srUj
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 5, 2019
She then goes on to talk in a video about how she learnt to be body positive from visiting her friend in Hawaii growing up “ where everyone wears bikinis because it’s Hawaii.”
The diminutive actress looks stunning in the two different bikinis in the post. But then Kaling knows her fashion. While filming her hit sitcom The Mindy Project she worked closely with the show’s Emmy-nominated costume designer, Salvador Perez, to curate her character’s quirky and colourful wardrobe.
In one episode she even wore a dress, which would later been seen on the Duchess of Cambridge!
Kaling’s been having an eventful year. Her new film with Emma Thompson Late Night has been a summer hit and her Four Weddings & A Funeral TV spin-off is due to hit Hulu at the end of July.
Read more: Nathalie Emmanuel leads trailer for Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ series
And now there are rumours that she may be in talks to develop a Pakistani-American superhero for Marvel. But don’t get too excited yet. Kaling herself tweeted to say she “had no information” on the project.
Hi everyone, I love Ms. Marvel (aka Kamala Khan) and the geniuses behind her @GWillowWilson @MiniB622 @Marvel, but I have no information about any tv or film adaptation! Wish I did though, when that hits the screen it’s gonna be huge😍
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 10, 2019
Read more: Mindy Kaling says Marvel’s ‘interested’ in developing Pakistani-American superhero, Ms. Marvel
Until then she’s got a Netflix series to develop, a film to write with Priyanka Chopra and a pool to keep her cool. That’ll get her through the summer at least.
- Mindy Kaling Posted a Body-Positive Message About Why Everyone Should Wear a Bikini
- Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery: A Project Done Well
- Breast Reduction
- Nose Job
- Critics Pick Their Favorite TV Doctors of All Time
- Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine
- Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter
- Joyce Eng (@joyceeng61), GoldDerby
- Jacob Oller (@JacobOller), Paste Magazine
- Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Rolling Stone
- James “Hercules” Strong, (@hercAICN)
- Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79), CNN
- Kaitlin Thomas (@thekaitling), TVGuide.com
- Emily Van Der Werff (@tvoti), Vox)
- April Neale (@aprilmac), Monsters & Critics
- Clint Worthington (@clintworthing), Consequence of Sound, The Spool
- Alec Bojalad (@alecbojalad), Den of Geek
- Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire
- A: “Succession” (six votes)
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- Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery Before And After
Mindy Kaling Posted a Body-Positive Message About Why Everyone Should Wear a Bikini
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Friday was #nationalbikiniday, which is why Mindy Kaling took to Instagram to share a much-needed dose of self-love with her followers.
“IDK who needs to hear this but…WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI,” she wrote in an Instagram post, alongside two glorious photos of herself in a high-waist bikini. (See: Mindy Kaling Shares Her Favorite Workouts and Her Approach to Losing the Baby Weight)
She reminded everyone that “you don’t have to be a size zero” to rock a two-piece. She also shared a story about how she learned this valuable lesson herself.
“My very best friend in the world, Jocelyn, is from Hawaii,” she said in a video in the second part of her post. “And I would go and visit her when I was in college. What I was struck about Hawaii is that everybody wears bikinis. It does not matter what your body type is. You rock a bikini. Because you’re in Hawaii. And there’s so much body positivity there that I, who was always really shy about my body, would wear bikinis.”
She went on to say that she prefers “high-bottom” bikinis because they flatter her body best and encouraged her followers to tag her in their own bikini selfies if they felt inspired. (Related: Mindy Kaling Channels Her Inner Badass In New Project Rock Workout Gear)
It comes as no surprise that Kaling’s message resonated with women everywhere.
“Thank you to @mindykaling for reminding people that there’s no need to fit into the molds that society has made for us,” one woman wrote. “Remember, all bodies are bikini bodies! WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.”
“Bikini bod tips: have a body and wear a bikini,” another woman shared. “Thanks, @mindykaling for instilling some confidence and awareness for body positivity and celebrating all types of bodies.”
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Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery: A Project Done Well
We stay in a globe where individuals caught others by their photo, and also wonderful value is paid to look. Maybe this is just one of the reasons numerous individuals, specifically celebs, are stressed with cosmetic surgery. Hollywood is a cosmetic surgery warm bed, with its celebs leading the globe in using aesthetic treatments to improve their appearances as well as get remarkable appearances. It aids them keep their prevalence in the culture. Some treatments commonly fail, while there are great deals of effective cosmetic surgery instances that leave every person admiring. Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery is among the great ones. Mindy is a starlet, a comic, as well as an author. She starred in comedy’s The Mindy Project. She is likewise popular for her various other service comedy, The Office.
Why is Miss Kaling so damn attractive? We must all bear in mind one point; she really did not constantly have that attractive body. If you could bear in mind well, she utilized to be fat. Yet we are not the sort of individuals to stay in the past, as well as all we understand currently is that she looks lovely. Prior to as well as after pictures of Mindy mirrors the views of the remainder of the globe that assume the improvement of her appearances is as an outcome of cosmetic surgery. She utilized to have a sticking out stomach as well as a massive waist. Currently her physique looks like that of a wasp. Her belly is so lowered. Cosmetic surgery professionals think such adjustments are just feasible with tummy tuck. Nevertheless, her followers appears to enjoy her brand-new body a lot more. Did Mindy Kaling need to do this? Was cosmetic surgery truly essential for her?
Report has it that Mindy has actually chosen bust-decrease-surgical procedure making her busts look far better. With the decrease of the various other components of her body, it was needed to decrease her boobs as well. When she made use of to be fat, Mindy had fat boobs that drooped on her breast like 2 flexible bags loaded midway with water as well as holding on her upper body. All that appears to have actually been right also. In one of the most current images of this super-talented starlet, she identifies the sexiest boobs she has actually ever before had. Her brand-new bra dimension outstandingly fits her brand-new body shapes and size. Her boobs are currently completely elevated and also rounder fit, making you intend to order them. Why are you so attractive Mindy? Why?
Some individuals do not recognize what does it cost? The sizes and shape of a female’s nose affects the total charm of her face. Mindy Kaling’s nose is just one of the components hypothesized to have actually been customized with cosmetic surgery. To verify these claims, I needed to analyze her nose in her prior to as well as after pictures. It appears these suppositions might be real nevertheless. Her nose shows up narrower that it utilized to be. It additionally has actually an extra specified suggestion, unlike in the past when the idea of her nose was rounded as well as broad. An area of her followers have actually appeared on social networks to praise her for her appeal.
Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery is just one of those that have actually generated remarkable outcomes. She looks spectacular. Whenever I see her brand-new photos online, I shed my rest. I presume that makes me a sufferer of her exceptional charm. I want she was my own. Do you think Mindy’s appeal is as outcome of cosmetic surgery?
Critics Pick Their Favorite TV Doctors of All Time
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: Who is your favorite TV doctor of all time? (Doctor Who does not count.)
Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine
I am not a fan of how TV usually represents doctors. They are mostly either super earnest and “I am going to save you at the risk of my career!” annoying or the “doesn’t play by the rules” rebel who rides a motorcycle down the ER hallway. Both are tired. And don’t even start me on the hard-ass doctors who obviously know everything and show it off while parading a crew of new residents through a massive hospital during the opening of soooooo many pilots. We get it: Their job is their life and they have a secret soft center.
No, I like my doctors like I like friends: Funny and sort of effed-up. Like “The League’s” plastic surgeon Dr. Andre Nowzick (Paul Scheer) and “The Mindy Project’s” OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling). Both are personally messy — he’s a fashion-challenged scuzzball who wrongfully believes he’s cultured and she was a fashion-forward romantic disaster who eventually found her happy ending after seasons of dating the wrong (but often very hot) guys. Both were relatively klutzy, socially inept and hilarious while also being incredibly adept at their chosen practices. Andre, in fact, was supposed to be one of Chicago’s pre-eminent plastic surgeons despite his Ed Hardy wardrobe and inability to draft a winning fantasy-football roster. And Mindy, well, she was such a solid doctor and rom-com’y good time that Hulu even hired her once Fox discontinued her services after three seasons. And lemme tell ya, Mindy’s streaming years were total appointment TV for this guy.
Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter
Dr. Julius Hibbert. Heh. Heh. Heh.
Joyce Eng (@joyceeng61), GoldDerby
“House’s” bedside manner speaks to me the most, but I cannot betray my beloved “ER.” I’ve never actually had a favorite doctor from the show, but if I have to choose, it’d be the one and only Dr. Greene. Ross is the sexy choice, Carter and Abby have the most complete journeys (med student/nurse to doctor), not to mention longer tenures, but Dr. Greene was the unassuming, un-flashy backbone of County General, which might be weird to say about a lead character. Dude wasn’t perfect, but he was good at his job and did his best, which is what you want from a doctor. Also, his death was the first and only time I’ve cried watching TV.
Chris Parnell, “30 Rock”
Jacob Oller (@JacobOller), Paste Magazine
I’m not here to dispute the dramatic importance of “ER’s” medical professionals or the innovative comedy of “M*A*S*H’s” beleaguered surgeons. I’m here to praise Dr. Leo Spaceman, the funniest doctor in TV history. “30 Rock” had some amazing left-field characters, but none was more consistently laugh-out-loud funny than Chris Parnell’s Spaceman. A dangerous maniac (that of course ends up as Surgeon General), Spaceman is a font of absurd one-liners delivered with Parnell’s unnerving and masterful deadpan. From dating “Squeaky” Fromme to abandoning man’s foolish quest to pin down exactly where in the body the heart lies, Spaceman started off as a gag about Tracy Jordan’s drug-addled pronunciations and became so much more. I’m sure this list is going to be full of heroic doctors, but Spaceman is the only one with the courage and can-do attitude to ask the big questions. Why DOESN’T the New England Journal of Medicine publish X-rated cartoons?
Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall), Rolling Stone
My favorite TV doctor of all time is obviously Chris Turk from “Scrubs” because he provided me with my favorite TV dance scene of all time, which we discussed in one of the last polls. I may just answer Turk to all these questions from now on, because the “Poison” dance is just that joyful, and because he’s so… damn… talented.
James “Hercules” Strong, (@hercAICN)
I love best the medicine men who made me laugh loudest. The irascible Mark Craig (William Daniels) and ever-confused Victor Ehrlich (Ed Begley Jr.) from “St. Elsewhere,” the endlessly incredulous gefilte-fish-out-of-water Joel Fleishman (Rob Morrow) from “Northern Exposure,” the two-fisted medical pioneer Algernon Edwards (Andre Holland) from “The Knick,” and the hilariously impatient and imperious (and holographic) Doctor (Robert Picardo) from “Star Trek: Voyager.” But the greatest may forever be David E. Kelley’s original “Chicago Hope” lead, Jeffrey Geiger (Mandy Patinkin). Angry and haunted, Geiger was in my view the fiercest and funniest of all.
Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79), CNN
I feel like Shea Serrano at The Ringer might have beaten me to the punch with this, but my answer is John C. McGinley’s portrayal of Perry Cox on “Scrubs.” Doogie Howser might have been my first crush, I pretended to understand what Hawkeye and B. J. Hunnicutt were up to on “M*A*S*H” when I watched reruns when I was home sick and my mother and grandmother talked fondly about the bonding moments they had watching Marcus Welby. A friend, jokingly, even asked me if Dr. Drake Ramoray counts for this (no).
But Dr. Cox was not just the right bit of sarcastic and nurturing, he also seemed like the kind of doctor I’d want overseeing my health if and when I ever ended up in his hospital. The Ringer piece concentrates on a scene from the fifth season of “Scrubs,” which really was a dynamic piece of writing and acting. But there are so many other ones you can mention, be it the simple look of knowing fear on his face when he realizes his best friend and brother-in-law Ben’s (Brendan Fraser) cancer has returned (and how he mourns him) in Season 3 or his sheer adrenaline rush of keeping patients alive for a “perfect game” in Season 1.
This is probably not a good thing as far as typecasting goes, but I have seen McGinley play other roles before and after “Scrubs’” tenure (hi, “Office Space”!) and still can’t help but hear Dr. Cox talk when he speaks.
Kaitlin Thomas (@thekaitling), TVGuide.com
I don’t watch a lot of medical shows, so most of the doctors I encounter on TV – I mean those who don’t have two-hearts and the ability to regenerate – are just men and women who happen to be doctors by profession. So I thought about saying “Sons of Anarchy’s” Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff) because I knew no one else would think of the hard-working doc who just happened to fall in love with an outlaw biker as a teen. And then I thought, hey, Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal Lecter is a doctor, and he is also an incredibly snazzy dresser. What’s not to like about him, you know? Besides all the killing, of course. I even thought of “Everwood’s” Andy Brown (Treat Williams), a renowned surgeon who moved his family to a small town after the death of his wife and didn’t even charge for his services. But the real answer has to be Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif) of “Deadwood.” He was indispensable to the camp and knew it, freely speaking his mind to Al (Ian McShane) and just generally being the best. So yeah, the answer is Doc. Apologies to all the doctors on all the actual medical shows — you never really stood a chance.
Brad Dourif, “Deadwood: The Movie”
Emily Van Der Werff (@tvoti), Vox)
If “Deadwood” is a series about treating the entirety of humanity as one gigantic body that operates almost as an organism in and of itself, then Doc Cochran (the great Brad Dourif) is its immune system, appropriately. He offers wisdom when needed, he cares for the people of the camp, and he understands that a body is a mystery but vital to keeping things running. The show’s depiction of frontier medicine is always just the right level of excruciating, which makes it so much more wonderful that Cochran is one of the show’s warmest, most winning characters. I love “Deadwood,” as surely everyone knows, and that makes Doc Cochran an easy pick for one of my favorite TV doctors.
April Neale (@aprilmac), Monsters & Critics
Jack Amiel, Michael Begler and director Steven Soderbergh’s kneecapped “The Knick” on Cinemax was an incredible effort with a superb cast lead by my top TV doctor pick, Clive Owen, as the charismatic, brilliant and reckless Dr. John Thackery. Thack was the surgeon extraordinaire at The Knickerbocker Hospital. Owen played him with riveting rapid-fire energy with his delivery and his ability to see beyond status quo medical techniques. He was ahead of his time, as was Dr. Algernon (Andre Holland).
All of the medical drama was compounded by Thack losing himself sexually (with Eve Hewson who was so good as her character Lucy Elkins), and a huge cocaine addiction followed up with a heroin one, both substances easily obtained legally and infused in over-the-counter meds at the time. His impatience – and hubris – in the end gave us that scene where he operated on himself, a pretty unforgettable one at that.
Clint Worthington (@clintworthing), Consequence of Sound, The Spool
I was never one for the procedural medical drama, so I have to look to space for some of my favorite TV doctors. The Treks have their own roster of great MDs – the irascible Bones, the preppy Dr. Bashir, the fussy EMH – but hands-down the best space doc has to be Doc Cottle from Ronald D. Moore’s reimagined “Battlestar Galactica.” With his chain-smoker gravel voice and give-no-fraks attitude, Cottle is the kind of sawbones who’ll give the bad news to you straight, without any of that posturing Dr. House wit. “Galactica”‘s gritty, post-9/11 treatment of space opera required an equally gruff medical professional, and Cottle fit the bill just swell, so say we all. (Plus, given that Donnelly Rhodes bears more than a passing resemblance to Peter Falk, seeing Cottle on the “Galactica” is the closest thing I’ll ever have to Columbo in Space, so I’ll take what I can get.)
Alec Bojalad (@alecbojalad), Den of Geek
I’m going to have to adapt this a bit to “Favorite TV Doctor Who Isn’t on ‘Scrubs.’” Otherwise, my answer would be “literally everyone on ‘Scrubs.’” Yes, even The Janitor who once practiced medicine under the guise of Dr. Jan Itor. Instead I’m going to go with Dr. Sherman Cottle of “Battlestar Galactica”a.k.a. Doc Cottle.
The near annihilation of the human race requires everyone to be at the top of their game. Still, no one does their job with as much steely professionalism as the Galactica’s Chief Medical Officer. Cigarette firmly planted in mouth, Cottle goes about his taks with a grim sense of duty. He’s not beholden to the executive branch, the military, or anyone else in a position of authority. Instead he simply follows the laws of the Hippocratic Oath…or whatever the equivalent in the Twelve Colonies is.
Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire
Guys, I’m really (not) sorry to bring this back to “The Leftovers” once again, but a) “Watchmen” is coming, so Mr. Lindelof’s past work is on my mind, b) “Mrs. Fletcher” is also coming — and may or may not have provided seven episodes for review out of the Toronto International Film Festival — so Mr. Perrotta is top of mind, and c) I defy you to find a doctor more thoroughly challenged in their professional capacity than Laurie Garvey, a trained therapist put through the wringer by her patients, the Sudden Departure, a convincing cult, and her own struggles with depression. While ostensibly looking to help others, the Dr. Garvey we get to know through three seasons of “The Leftovers” is in a constant state of searching; whether it’s trying to commit to a meaningless existence after losing faith in her ability to help others, or implementing extreme methods of personal care in a revolutionary attempt to save those most affected by October 14th, or going along with her new and old husbands’ savior complexes, Laurie is repeatedly forced to consider how belief factors into science; how faith can damage or enrich mental health; how the two must coexist for anyone, even her, to get by in this inexplicable world of ours. She wrestles with many of the same demons as your procedural M.D.s, but Laurie’s journey is told with such passion and pushed to such extremes, it’s utterly unique. Only one character could bring “The Leftovers” writing room to a halt, and, for that and so much more (including Amy Brenneman’s amazing dedication to the role and resonance evoked through it), let’s remember Doc Garvey — may she never go scuba diving again.
Q: What is the best show currently on TV?*
A: “Succession” (six votes)
Other contenders: “Lodge 49” (three votes), “Big Brother,” “David Makes Man,” “The Deuce,” “The Righteous Gemstones” (one vote each)
*In the case of streaming services that release full seasons at once, only include shows that have premiered in the last month.
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This time last year, BJ Novak was already an acclaimed actor, stand-up comedian and author. He had starred in Hollywood movies (Inglourious Basterds, Saving Mr Banks) and popular sitcoms (the American version of The Office, The Mindy Project). His children’s book had been a New York Times bestseller for several months. His collection of short stories had been garlanded with praise. He was the worst kind of high-achiever, in that his achievements were myriad and in different fields. People were calling him a polymath and they weren’t even being sarcastic. Unlike James Franco, another actor who tried his hand at creative writing only to be roundly derided by the critics, Novak actually seemed to be good at the many things he was doing.
Was he ever worried about being called pretentious? “Not pretentious,” says Novak when we meet on a sunny afternoon at Soho House, West Hollywood. “For me, it was more seeming distracted from my main work by a side project I was oddly passionate about. And side projects – especially from celebrities – don’t tend to be successful either, they tend to be distractions.”
Still, even all those side projects (and it’s worth pointing out that he also served as a writer on The Office and executive produced The Mindy Project) weren’t quite enough to sate Novak’s ambitions. He wanted to be a millionaire tech entrepreneur, too. As a little kid growing up in Boston, his earliest ambition was “to be a real-estate developer. I think I had some vague awareness of Donald Trump. Like, ‘I want to put my name on buildings, I want to be rich and important and a businessman!’”
You don’t get many Hollywood liberals admitting that Trump used to be their hero, I tell him.
“But culturally, he’s an icon,” counters Novak. “I think a secret aspect of is how familiar he is. He’s not a crazy man on the street, he’s the crazy uncle that’s been at your Thanksgiving for 30 fucking years! He’s been there for ever. So I think people feel safe with him considering how outrageous he is as a candidate. There is some subliminal comfort with him.”
‘I am proud of being associated with quality things’: as Ryan Howard in the US version of The Office. Photograph: UPPA/Photoshot
In pursuit of his Trumpian dream to become a multi- millionaire businessman, Novak came up with an idea for an app. His idea was deceptively simple: lists. Lists of things people wanted to share, such as recommendations of the best places to eat in Paris or five of their all-time favourite ice-cream flavours or three pieces of advice for a first date.
Novak got backing from private investors, hired some of the best people (his co-founder Dev Flaherty is a tech developer and Stanford graduate), set up an office in Venice Beach and launched the Li.st app for iPhone last October. In its first four months, it has amassed more than 250,000 lists, many of them compiled by celebrity users such as Lena Dunham, who admitted to lusting after a small marsupial sugar glider in “Exotic Pets I Want” or Snoop Dogg who puts “thyme” at number one of his “Top Five Essential Herbs”.
You can make anything into a list, says Novak. Although he conceived the app as a sort of advice-sharing mechanism, it’s actually turned into a medium for “structured self-expression… If I asked you: ‘Hey, would you write me an essay about your father?’ it’s such an enormous ask. If I send you a list request for ‘memories of your dad from childhood’ – any of us can come up with seven, random, funny memories. And before you know it it’s very involving.”
So, in the spirit of the Li.st, the top five things I learn about BJ Novak in the first 10 minutes of meeting him are:
1. He is wearing a lot of clothes. Despite the Californian heat, Novak is dressed in dark jeans, a black T-shirt, a navy-blue blouson jacket and a baseball cap emblazoned with the single letter “B”. When he takes off this cap at several points during the interview, his hair is slick with sweat. He then puts it back on again.
2. He orders green tea and, when it arrives, studiously ignores the biscuit on the side of the saucer.
3. He wants to run for mayor of Los Angeles. One of his flagship policies would be that everyone would have to refer to the city by its full name and not as “LA” because it’s “bad branding”. Another would be founding a museum of hip-hop in the suburb of Compton.
4. He’s smart. Very smart. He speaks rapidly, almost nervously, and he throws out ideas at a median rate of 35 a minute (approximate guess).
5. He doesn’t smile that much. When he does, you feel like you’ve done something unexpectedly brilliant.
‘We’re very close in sort of a natural, eternal way,’: with co-star Mindy Kaling. The pair have been offered a rumoured $7.5m to write about their friendship. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Of course, it’s unfair to expect someone to be constantly cracking jokes and gurning with hilarity simply because they are known for their comedic presence on-screen. And Novak clearly has a lot going on inside that sweaty head of his. His father was a writer who ghosted Nancy Reagan’s memoirs and Novak, the eldest of three boys, describes himself as a “thoughtful” child.
“I remember my mum coming into my bedroom when I was lying awake one night and she asked what I was thinking of… And I was telling her about the inventions I would invent and she said, ‘Can’t you ever just think stupid thoughts?’”
Novak went on to Harvard and did his thesis on the film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays (his favourite is Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet because “it was not obsessed with novelty and it was not obsessed with fidelity”.) He moved to LA… sorry, Los Angeles, after graduating and started out on the stand-up circuit as a way of testing his writing on a wider audience. Then he fell into acting and found he enjoyed it.
His parents are said to have set up a Jewish matchmaking service. Is that true?
“Yeah, that’s one of those questions that comes up every time.”
That’s because it’s in your Wikipedia entry.
“Well I’m not going to take it off. It’s not not-true, but it’s not like a big aspect of my life. I don’t think it’s interesting.”
Don’t you? I think it’s completely fascinating. Were they always trying to matchmake you?
Spoonfuls of sugar: with Jason Schwartzman in Saving Mr Banks. Photograph: Photoshot
At 36, Novak is single, but has been engaged in a highly public on-off flirtation with his co-star from The Office, Mindy Kaling, for years. They used to date, but then realised they spent most of their time arguing, so broke up. They still have an intensely close friendship.
In the past, Kaling has described Novak as “intoxicating” and referred to the two of them as “soup snakes” – a reference to a scene in The Office where a character writes a romantic note to his girlfriend only to misread “soul-mates” as “soup-snakes”. They signed a rumoured $7.5m joint book deal last year to write about their long friendship.
“We’re very close in sort of a natural, eternal way,” says Novak, before getting his phone and reading out a series of recent texts from Kaling.
“She texted me: ‘Remake I Dream of Jeannie with me. You be Larry Hagman.’ This was on Saturday. Then I texted her: ‘I’m writing a list: Eight Times Mindy Kaling Bullied Me on the Set of The Office.’ So I was asking her details for that.”
She used to bully you?
He cracks a smile. A huge grin that seems to take over the entire lower half of his face.
“She would lie to me. She would make up these – just out of nowhere – purposeless lies that I believed. Like saying that Allison Jones, the casting director of The Office, was also an actress who had been the third lead in Cold Mountain. And so I just thought that.
“And there was this director, this older woman who directed a couple of episodes, and Mindy told me I couldn’t tell anyone, but Greg Daniels, the show runner, used to date this woman in college. And then Greg asked me what I thought of her cut and I lied to Greg and said I thought it was great, because I was nervous to insult his ex-girlfriend, so he didn’t make the edits that I wanted.
“And later I asked him about it and he was like, ‘What are you talking about? She’s 20 years older than I am, we didn’t go to college together!’ I realised that Mindy just made it up and” – he breaks off, laughing – “it actually affected my work life!”
‘Kids care whether or not you have the book on you, they don’t care whether you wrote it’: reading from his latest book in New York. Photograph: Unique Nicole/FilmMagic
Even though romance hasn’t blossomed with Mindy or through his parents’ Jewish matchmaking service, Novak is open about the fact that he wants to meet someone and be a father someday.
“Yeah. I just need more of a test audience.”
Still, the fact that he has no kids hasn’t stopped him becoming a hugely successful children’s author. Novak wrote The Book With No Pictures after testing it out on his best friend’s two-year-old, Bruce. Again, the idea is winningly simple: the book consists entirely of funny things the person reading it must say out loud (“My head is made of blueberry pizza”). It has sold more than 1m copies in the US and has been translated into 26 languages. When Novak tours primary schools, he is greeted like a hero.
The people who stop him in the street now fall into two distinct categories. The first are those who say: “Love your work” (“I think you say it to everyone,” says Novak. “I think you say that to Russell Crowe, I think you say that to George Saunders, I think it could mean absolutely anything. ‘Love your work!’ As though they’ve been poring over my ‘work’.”) The other half are excitable parents who come up to him with their children in tow. “Generally, kids care whether or not you have the book on you, they don’t care whether you wrote it.”
Novak thinks of himself as a writer first and foremost. He has always struck me as someone who has chosen not to be as famous as he could have been, I tell him. “I think I am very proud of being associated with quality things. So if I were massively famous for doing massively beloved things, yeah, that sounds great. I think the pickiness is really just about… I want to be in cool things.”
He removes his baseball cap, then smoothes back his hair. His eyes dart left and right, like a magpie looking for shiny things to steal. I can sense his attention wandering on to the next thought, the next big idea. So, I say: “At 36 you’re more than halfway through your allotted biblical time…”
“Biblical time?” he jokes, “In biblical time, I could live to 860.”
But is that something you are aware of? That there are only a finite number of years left in which to achieve the things you want to achieve?
“Sure. But why do you ask?”
Because it’s an interview and it’s my job to come up with the questions.
“So, are you asking: is mortality behind my drive?”
There is a long pause, emphasised by the fact that Novak actually says: “He takes a long pause, pondering the universe and its destiny…” Eventually, he concludes: “I don’t know. I mean, I don’t think so more than anyone else.”
Three Things I Notice About BJ Novak As He Leaves The Interview:
1. The biscuit is still untouched.
2. He walks rapidly, as though fuelled by his own nervous energy.
3. He is probably going to take over the world.
Exes B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling have tongues wagging over a new Instagram photo.
The pic was snapped at Mindy’s 40th birthday party, and features the actress holding a cake with her picture on it. Meanwhile, B.J. gazes lovingly at his former “Office” co-star.
B.J. posted the photo without any caption, but fans were quick to comment. One person wrote, “I wish someone looked at me like BJ looks at Mindy,” while another fan added, “The way you still look at her though.”
Yet another commenter insisted, “Can you guys get married already?”
B.J. and Mindy played on-again, off-again couple Ryan and Kelly on “The Office.” One fan wrote, “I knew Ryan always loved you.”
Meanwhile, Mindy shared her red-hot birthday look on Instagram, along with the drink menu from her party at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood. Guests could choose between the “Mindy Mule” (vodka, ginger beer and lime juice) or “Actually, Just a Diet Coke” (Diet Coke, with ice).
Ringing in 40 with a night of good eats, friends, and a custom drink list! ❤️❤️❤️
Kaling wrote in the caption, “Ringing in 40 with a night of good eats, friends, and a custom drink list!”
Mindy and B.J. dated on and off for years, and are known for sparking reconciliation rumors. They were spotted at a basketball game together in April and attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party in February.
Four years ago, Mindy opened up about her relationship with B.J., telling InStyle, “I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend.”
Mindy, who welcomed daughter Katherine in December 2017, added, “I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.”
It is the time to have a look at pictures of Mindy Kaling plastic surgery before and after. The trend of doing these plastic surgeries, it is absolutely ad obviously going higher and higher. Some of the actresses have gone for lip filler and cheek filler injections. Then a lot of actresses have pursued for nose job surgery. Some have gone for face lifting surgery, others have lifted their forehead. These cosmetic surgeries have become a common trend. Celebs opt for these treatments so that they can look ten years younger, radiant and glowing enough. But these surgeries have short terms results and at one point and age phase in your life, their results will get vanished. Now here we will what plastic surgeries have done and carried out by Mindy Kaling!
Mindy Kaling Plastic Surgery Before And After
Did She go for skin whitening?
As all of us know that ten years back, this actress used to has this dark skin tone. it was because of the fact and main reason that she had Indian origin. Now by looking at her current pictures, you can notice that she may have gone for skin whitening. In the beginning phase of her career, she had this darker skin shade and now her skin tone and complexion has really got improved. We are quite confident that she at least gone for a little bit number of skin whitening injections. You can see these Mindy Kaling plastic surgery before and after pictures and tell on your own! When the media sources asked about this skin whitening treatment, then she denied all these rumors stating that she looked beautiful ten years back and she is still beautiful.
Mindy Kaling and rhinoplasty
Now let us check out whether she went for this exclusive nose job or not. For your own convenience, you can have a look at the uploaded pictures of Mindy Kaling plastic surgery before and after phases. In the initial times of career, she had this bigger and wider nose. Later on, we have come to noticed and observed that there occurred a few of the slight adjustments in her nose shape. It is all rumored that she underwent rhinoplasty. All in all, just a little bit of transformation has been seen and noticed on her nose shape. Her nose tip looks lifted up. And also the overall nose look and shape looks smooth and defined.
Lip filler injections rumor
Lastly, do you believe that Maindy gone for lip injections! Her lips shape have drastically changed a lot. it is believed Mindy gone for lip fillers. See these Mindy Kaling plastic surgery before and after pictures and you can share your comments with us as well as what you think about this rumor!
If you want to look more at the pictures of Mindy Kaling plastic surgery before and after, then stay tuned and in touch with us. Though plastic and cosmetic surgeries are common these days and it is extensively believed that now most of the celebs pursue for these cosmetic treatments.