Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” is making a star out of a Mississauga, Ont. native.
The show focuses on a “modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl” dealing with everyday life from her parents to school.
Loosely based on Kaling’s own adolescence, “Never Have I Ever” stars Canadian newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, “an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations.”
In a new video from Netflix Canada, Ramakrishnan opens up about her journey her self-taped video audition, to flying from Mississauga to L.A., to getting the part, and the importance of the role for representation on TV.
“Meeting Mindy Kaling for the first time, I was absolutely speechless,” she says.
Ramakrishna also admits she’s not sure she’s move to L.A., saying she plans to get a place in Toronto, which she calls her “forever home.”
Netflix first dropped the trailer for “Never Have I Ever” earlier this month, along with some photos from the upcoming comedy.
“Never Have I Ever” debuted on Netflix on April 27.