Mindy Kaling Dresses Up As Marge Simpson For 'Glamour': [ send to a friend ]
'The Office's Mindy Kaling is making the move to FOX this season with her own series called 'The Mindy Project'.
Maybe that is one reason why Kaling is dressed as Marge Simpson in the latest issue of 'Glamour'.
"Growing up, I remember my parents feeling a little wary of The Simpsons," Kaling explains. "This was in the late eighties and there was a wave of articles about TV shows that were bad for America. Then we all started watching it and loved it."
"Marge Simpson is the one who's really funny. Her character looks so crazy, but then she's supposed to be totally demure. I think [Simpsons creator] Matt Groening is a genius for giving her that hair."
"It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women," Kaling says.
Even when I started out on The Office eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different."
Kaling's new series premieres on September 25.