Mindy Kaling Finally Breaks Her Silence on Becoming a Mom

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The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling has finally opened up about being pregnant with her first child. In an interview with Willie Geist for Sunday Today, the mom-to-be said she is "really excited."

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"It's so unknown to me," Kaling said in her interview. "I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I'm like, 'Okay, it's out of my hands,' which is kind of a fun feeling."

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The 38-year-old actress and comedian also joked about the fact that she can now openly criticize other parents. "It's so easy to criticize parenting until you're a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I'll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child," she jokingly explained. 

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Kaling said she also hopes to draw inspiration from the relationship she had with her late mother.

"My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did," she said. "My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. And if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I'd be so happy."

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The full interview will air on NBC on Sunday, September 10, and The Mindy Project will premiere its sixth and final season on Tuesday, September 12, on Hulu.

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