Mindy Kaling has been relatively quiet about her pregnancy since news first broke that she was expecting. In a rare interview on the subject, she previously admitted to Willie Geist on Sunday Today that she was “really excited.” Now, in new clips from the sit-down interview, she’s opening up even more about what kind of mom she’d like to be — even if she knows the reality is likely to be different than the expectation.
In asking if she has a vision of what kind of mom she’s going to be, Geist said that the expectation is that she’s going to be a fun mom. “I’m really happy that that’s what I project,” Kaling replied. “Right now I just feel so anxious.”
Kaling added that she would like to be a fun mom — but was quick to tell the truth about what she really envisions. “I’d like to be the fun mom,” she said. “I know I’m going to be the dorky mom, so if I could be kind of fun too, I think that would be nice.”
Kaling is currently starring in the final season of The Mindy Project and would like to make more big movies like A Wrinkle in Time when she’s done. She told Geist that life feels too short because there’s so much she’d like to do, such as become a photographer or start a fashion line. And, of course, she’s making sure to carve out lots of time to just enjoy being a mom.
“People tell me that when they have children, they like to spend time with them,” she said, laughing. “So I’d like to spend time with my child.”
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