20 Pieces of Knowledge The Mindy Project Cast Dropped at PaleyFest
The Office finale is nigh: Kaling just received the script for the final episode of The Office and will begin shooting the return of her character Kelly Kapoor in two days.2. The doctor is in (Kaling's family): The star decided to make her character Dr. Mindy Lahiri a gynecologist because in real life, her late mother was a gynecologist. Ike Barinholtz is the man with a thousand voices: No one, not even Kaling or co-star Chris Messina were safe from Barinholtz's hilarious impersonations. His voice doesn't necessarily sound like theirs, but he has a knack for mimicking the way his friends pronounced words and delivered lines. We'd love to see him bust this out on the show.4. Danny will bare (almost) all: Messina, who plays Mindy's fellow gynecologist Dr. Danny Castellano, just shot scene in Long Beach in which he wore a speedo and wrestled with Mark Duplass (who plays Brendon the midwife), who wore a one-piece swimsuit. 5. Dancing Danny is real! Messina wanted to take karate, but his dance instructor mother demanded he learn to dance. "I got my a-- kicked throughout junior high," he confessed. "I loved it and I wanted to be Baryshnikov for a while."6. Ed Weeks isn't as gifted as Barinholtz: The part of charming Brit gynecologist Jeremy Reed was originally written as an American. Weeks, however, says that his American accent was so bad, his roommate insisted he read for the part using his real accent, which apparently worked for Kaling. 7. No Mindy-Jeremy 'shipping for now: Weeks revealed that one of the story lines they had just begun shooting was Jeremy dating one of Mindy's best friends, the prickly Maggie who is in a wheelchair.8. B.J. Novak is still a friend to the show: The Office star had recently finished directing a Mindy Project episode called "Santa Fe" in which Morgan (Barinholtz) and Jeremy strip down in a sweat lodge. During their time in Santa Fe for a doctors' convention, Jeremy is quite mean to Morgan. This also marks the return of Mindy's ex Josh (Tommy Dewey).Zoe Jarman) would get Mindy's purse thrown at her head.11. Morgan and Betsy could happen: Barinholtz said that "I think there is a romantic possibility for Betsy and I," but noted that Morgan was like an ambitious Downton Abbey servant who hung out Upstairs and put on airs not befitting his station.12. Beverly (Beth Grant) has a busy past: "I've had several ex-boyfriends of many different religions," Grant said of ther character, whom the writers tried to bring back several times before Beverly returned officially in the "Mindy's Birthday" episode.13. Just call Messina Mr. Romance: The actor is in two of Kaling's favorite romantic comedies: You've Got Mail and Vicky Cristina BarcelonaRainn Wilson to come on and play someone "dapper and sexy." Watch the full Paley Festival session for The Mindy Project on Hulu. The Mindy Project returns with all-new episodes on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.