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Mindy Kaling: Show axing rocked me

Mindy Kaling found it hard to deal with the cancellation of her TV show.

The US actress has become one of America's biggest comedic names over the last few years, thanks to roles in The Office and her own show, The Mindy Project.

She's now dipping her toes into the world of film and while her movie career flourishes, her TV credentials took a hit when the latter was axed.

"I’ve never had an easy time of it. I have found that in forging my own path, in almost every sense it has been a challenge, so I don’t know if there’s any other way to do things," Mindy told British magazine Stylist.

"I would say yes [it rocked me when the show got cancelled]. It never feels good to have that happen, and yet it opened up this opportunity. It’s like a relationship: you should always just be with the person that wants to be with you, who is proving to you over and over again, through actions not words, that they are into you."

Mindy's voice can currently be heard in Disney Pixar movie Inside Out, which has received rave reviews from critics.

Describing herself as a workaholic, Mindy admits that people tend to shun that word nowadays, as it stirs up negative connotations.

"It’s funny, work has become the new villain in a lot of movies – it’s making people neglect their families, it has replaced terrorists. Work can take a toll but I also don’t know anyone successful who’s not a workaholic. I don’t think that’s told to children enough. People are like, 'You don’t want to have your whole life given over to work,' but, was Henry Ford a workaholic? I think he was. Is Tina Fey a workaholic? Yes. Ghandi was a workaholic!" she exclaimed.

"I don’t think I’d be a success if I didn’t work this hard."

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