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THE MINDY PROJECT: Mindy Kaling on the Will They-Won’t They Balance

June 11, 2014 by  


When THE MINDY PROJECT cast and creative team had their PaleyFest panel earlier this year, it seemed like Danny and Mindy were finally going to move forward with their relationship. And while they did take that step, the duo also quickly broke up, and it took until the comedy’s second season finale for Danny and Mindy to fully commit to being all in on their romantic relationship.

But it’s never a completely easy decision to make the decision to pair up a will they/won’t they couple, a fact that THE MINDY PROJECT creator/star Mindy Kaling (Mindy) pointed out during Fox’s Girls’ Night Out panel earlier in the week.

“It’s just delicious; ‘won’t they’ is delicious,” Kaling said. ” And ‘will they,’ is something you’ve seen. And longing is just so much more entertaining. And you can relate to that more than a person who just has a girlfriend or boyfriend; who cares about happy people? It’s the underdogs you like.”

“The good news is so many of my favorite shows, I LOVE LUCY, MODERN FAMILY, are doing very funny and very relatable comedy that couples [who are together] have,” she continued. “So we have a lot of great predecessors. Those are great shows, obviously.”

And while Kaling admittedly enjoyed the journey, she also acknowledged that the relationship between Mindy and Danny reached a point where it became difficult to justify them not being together.

“In fact, it was more challenging to not keep them together,” she said. “[Chris Messina (Danny)] smolders on sight. He has a supernatural ability to smolder. And he had to do this dance for my character as a Christmas present — which is so unbelievably romantic — that at a certain point, it’s just like, ‘Go to him.’ And I play that character [as well as write her]. It just felt like it was time.”

Are you glad Mindy and Danny are finally all in together?

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5 Responses to “THE MINDY PROJECT: Mindy Kaling on the Will They-Won’t They Balance”

  1. Sara B on June 13th, 2014 4:39 pm

    Mindy and Danny (Kaling and Messina) just have the best chemistry and it’s clear that they’re meant to be. I am so happy that they’re finally together. It’s a really special pairing! I give so much credit to Kaling and the other writers as well as the actors!

  2. Cynthia Dillon on June 13th, 2014 5:00 pm

    I’m so excited to see Mindy and Danny together as a couple !! The ending series was Awesome and I love to watch over and over again… I do hope they make it cause I really don’t want to see it go down like ( Jess and Nick,of New Girl..) I think the show is awesome !! And I so cant wait for Sept !!! I cant say love it love it love it!!!!!

  3. Amanda on June 14th, 2014 3:48 am

    SO excited to see Mindy and Danny together. The finale was phenomenal – this show is the best comedy on TV and I really hope that the critics and viewers will finally take notice at how insanely good this show is. I can’t wait to see them as a couple in Season 3!!!

  4. Cassandra on June 14th, 2014 4:43 pm

    I think they’ll be just as good together. They’ve always squabbled, and that won’t change as evidenced by the final scene. I picture them being like Raymond and Deborah.

  5. Ashley on June 17th, 2014 3:23 pm

    Ab-so-lutely freaking LOVED it.