Magazine article Variety

Mindy's Parade of Wacky Boyfriends

Magazine article Variety

Mindy's Parade of Wacky Boyfriends

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Mindy Kallng's alter ego, the romcom-obsessed ob-gyn Mindy Lahiri on her Fox comedy "The Mindy Project," is a girl's girl with a messy love life. Cue the wacky boyfriends.

And following in the dead-manwalking footsteps of Seth Rogen, who guest-starred as one of Mindy's doomed boyfriends last year, three more stars recently took on the challenge: James Franco, as the deliciously-named former model. Dr. Leotard; Timothy Olyphant as a himboskateboarder; and Bill Hader as an ex who made a sex tape with Mindy.

So what did each bring to the part? "James was so light on his feet and peculiar, Tim was super-committed to playing this ethereal skater man-boy that was hilarious, and Bill mastered the art of playing an orthodontist whose entire life is falling apart but pretends it's going great," says Kaling.

"James is so loose-limbed and mysterious, I have no idea what his process is, but the outcome is so enjoyable. Tim was as intense and serene as my character was antsy and impatient. …

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