Mindy Kaling is opening up about why she has kept the identity of her daughter’s father quiet.
The actress, who is promoting her new movie “Late Night”, chatted with The New York Times about her daughter Katherine Swati, 18 months, and why she refuses to discuss her father.
“My feeling is that until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it,” Kaling, 40, said.
She says she loves being a mom, “I’m surprised at how much I enjoy being a mom.”
“I’m very impatient, and having a baby requires an amount of patience that I was worried about,” she added. “But they don’t tell you that the thing will look so much like you, and do things that are so sweet and adorable, that you’ll naturally not have the same impatience that you would have with a stranger or someone who works for you.”
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“I always had so much impatience and ambition — these things that if you had them, you were supposed to have them secretly.” At 39, @mindykaling somehow seems like both a show-business veteran and someone who is still in her creative first bloom. Her work — as a writer, producer and actor on the sitcoms “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” as well as the new movie “Late Night” — has given classic rom-com and workplace comedy tropes a jolt of energy. She has also helped change Hollywood’s ideas about who’s in charge of making us laugh. “I don’t remember lying up at night thinking, The dream I have is something where no one who looks like me has ever succeeded,” Kaling said about forging her career. “I just thought that I would somehow find a way to succeed.” Photographed by @mamadivisuals, read more from our #Talk column at the link in our bio.
Kaling recently chatted with Ellen DeGeneres about little Katherine, revealing she’s “very smart.”
“I didn’t [know] how much bribery there was in being a parent,” she explained. “Every time I see her she’s like Tony Soprano. And I go up to her and I’m like, ‘Hey, you have to give me the remote control.’ And she’s like, ‘Give me your car keys.’”
Adding, “She’s smart.”
“Late Night” is in theatres now.