Mindy Kaling is not convinced that Ryan Howard is alive in the world of The Office. The Ocean’s 8 actress recently sat down for an interview with Variety, where she discussed creating her own opportunities as a woman of color and becoming a mother. Among one of the most hilarious tidbits of the feature was Kaling weighing in on where she thinks her Office persona, Kelly Kapoor, is now.
Kaling served as a writer and actress on the NBC workplace comedy, which aired between 2005 and 2013. She starred as scene-stealer Kelly Kapoor, a customer service representative for Dunder Mifflin, who had an on-and-off relationship with salesman Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak).
Kaling also discussed her next project, Late Night—a comedy film that she wrote, produced, and will also star in alongside Emma Thompson. Late Night follows a late-night talk show host on the brink of losing her show in a male-dominated space. Kaling said of tackling the film,
Late Night will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25th. Read Mindy’s interview with Variety in full here.