Mindy Kaling Tells Us What Michael Scott Would Be Doing Now
With motherhood keeping her busy, as well as a new Netflix series in the works, Kaling took a little time recently to ruminate about what her legendary fictional boss, Michael Scott, would be up to about now.
Life as a mom
While Kaling hasn’t been very open about divulging the name of her baby’s father, she has been open about her experiences as a new mom to her daughter, Katherine.
She told the ladies at The View in June, “I think that it’s hard when you have a career that you really love to find the exact right time to have a baby. I think if you wanna be a mother, that’s a great decision. If you don’t, that’s also a great decision.”
“What I now realize as a mom is how much maternal responsibility can be fun,” Kaling continued. “My daughter will take care of me when I’m old and no one wants to talk to me so, that’s what I’m hoping.”
Her new Netflix show
Earlier this year, Kaling celebrated the success of Late Night, the comedic film she wrote, produced, and starred in alongside Emma Thompson about working as a minority in the writers’ department of a late-night talk show.
She’s not slowing down and The Mindy Project star is now working on a new coming-of-age show, which Netflix approached her to work on.
“I think people have reported that it’s about my childhood and it’s not about my childhood, it’s just about a 15-year-old Indian-American girl growing up in 2019,” Kaling told Entertainment Weekly last April. “So there will be, of course, lots of experiences pulled from my childhood, but it is really about a girl today.”
In the same interview, she made it clear she won’t be appearing in the series.
“I love acting, but I also really love not acting, and I did it for so many years straight between The Office and The Mindy Project and there was no break in between the two,” she said. “Also, I think having a baby, I’ve been able to focus more on creating new material and frankly finding new talent.”
That’s what she said! What Mindy thinks Michael Scott would be doing now
Recently, Kaling was asked what she thought Michael Scott would be up to if he were still being followed around by a film crew.
Her prediction? He would probably still be trying to keep up with things that he’s “far too old” for, she joked on A Little Late with Lilly Singh, which debuted this month.
“To me, seeing Michael Scott dab, because I feel like he would do it all the time,” Kaling said. “Can’t you picture him doing that? And also Michael Scott on Instagram and the thirsty comments he would leave on celebrities’ pages. Those to me are what like come to mind.”
As for what Kelly Kapoor would be doing these days?
“There’s not an insignificant part of me that thinks that Kelly might be in jail, a crime of passion,” she told Variety in January 2019.
“The character just kept getting a little bit more and more unhinged. I don’t want to say that she murdered Ryan, but like, I’m also not convinced that he’s still alive in the world of ‘The Office.’”