According to Ellen DeGeneres, Mindy Kaling is “very single” and needs some help narrowing down what type of guy she should be dating.
On Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the daytime talk show host has The Mindy Project star play a game of “Who’d You Rather?”, where Kaling must choose between two famous, handsome men.
When asked to choose between Drake or Jake Gyllenhaal, Kaling responds, “I think I have to go with Drake.”
However, when the “Hotline Bling” rapper is up against Bradley Cooper, the 37-year-old TV star has a different answer. “Drake or B. Coops? Oh, look at those eyes,” she gushes over the 42-year-old actor. “I think you can’t go wrong with Bradley Cooper in any kind of way.”
Kaling keeps Cooper when Hugh Grant pops up, but starts thinking differently when Friday Night Lights star Michael B. Jordan’s photo is on the screen. “You know why I like Michael B. Jordan? He’s younger than me,” she notes of the 30-year-old actor. “He makes me youthful. It’s like the fountain of youth.”
As for Jordan versus Brad Pitt, Kaling — who’s starring in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight — has some conflicting feelings about Angelina Jolie’s ex. “Classic, and in the Ocean’s franchise. So, he must think about me all the time,” she quips of Pitt. “I have to say he has more baggage than Michael B. Jordan.”
DeGeneres points out that Pitt has six kids with Jolie. “[Kids are] good baggage,” Kaling says. “The ex is really pretty. You know, Angelina dropping off the kids, how am I going to compete with that? She drops them off in sweats, I’m in an Oscar gown, we can’t compete.”
Ultimately, Kaling goes with Jordan, but what happens when Scott Eastwood is thrown into the mix? “Oh, he’s from a dynasty,” she jokes of Clint Eastwood’s son. “I’m going to stay with Michael B. Jordan.”
As for Jared Leto, Kaling says the Oscar winner is a “little too unconventional” for her.
However, there is one man that she’d choose over Jordan, and that’s Lion star Dev Patel. “I mean, bye Michael B. Jordan. Hello, Dev Patel!”
While Kaling is still on the lookout for romance, she recently inspired some major squad goals when she was spotted hanging out with Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon while shooting A Wrinkle In Time in New Zealand. Check out this star-studded trio: