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Kaling: I want more female friends

Published 31/05/2015

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling wants to make a good friend in “the next five years”.

The actress and comedian is best known for creating romantic comedy series The Mindy Project. And while her character gets up close and personal with the opposite sex on a number of occasions, in real life Mindy thinks it’s more of a struggle to meet women for friendship.

“It's much harder to find a friend you can talk to than a man you want to sleep with," she said during an appearance on Saturday at Bookcon in New York. "When you are in L.A., the only women you meet are at your spin class."

Mindy was at the event to promote her upcoming book, Why Not Me? She was interviewed by her ex-boyfriend B.J. Novak, who she met while starring in the US version of The Office. The former couple still have a close relationship and during her interview, Mindy couldn’t help but praise her former beau.

“I love working with him. The energy we've had has been super exciting,” she said before addressing B.J. directly, "You're the baddest of the good boys. You're like the one at space camp who is smoking weed."

While Mindy is now single, she admitted that finding a significant other isn’t top of her list of priorities. As well as continuing to work on her show, which was dropped by Fox earlier this year only to be picked up for its fourth season by Hulu, she hopes to build on her circle of female companions.

“The only thing I want to do in the next five years is make a new good friend,” she said.

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