It’s being widely reported that Mindy Kaling is pregnant and media outlets are super keen to speculate on who she made a baby/ies with. Sigh.
Baby on board?
eOnline broke the alleged news on Tuesday, with reports that “multiple sources” are confirming that Mindy’s expecting:
“An insider explained that the future arrival for the 38-year-old actress was “an unexpected surprise” but that there will not be any changes made to production schedules for her upcoming projects,” they say. Erm. Okay.
Mindy herself, however, has been keeping mum (see what we did there?) about the whole pregnancy topic. We’re fairly sure she can feel the eyes across the globe scanning recent photos of her for signs-o-baby, even as she sleeps though.
This all new Mindy project illustrates that the rewards of being super successful appear to be balanced by the pressure of being relentlessly scrutinised. Ugh. We’re so glad we don’t have to contend with all that success brings!
This is not the first time a high-profile type has had their pregnancy news announced by the media, rather than their own rep, and for sure it’s not going to be the last. Perhaps it’s part and parcel of the whole fame thing and something that has to be accepted? Perhaps not.
While at some point chatty types and/or a baby bump are going to let the pregnancy cat out of the bag, we like to think that it’s up to the parent/s in question to share whatever they want about their impending baby with the world, when they fancy it.
It’s also worth noting that everyone’s path to conception is different and it’s a little insensitive to be playing Baby Daddy Bingo in this day and age.
So let’s talk about Mindy’s work instead? Because that’s what she wants us to focus on, we reckon.
Mindy, who is soon to be seen onscreen alongside Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon in A Wrinkle In Time, is beloved for her genius work on The Mindy Project and her all round clever, comedic ways. She’s the author of three hilarious books and has written and starred in The Office (US) – as well as the aforementioned The Mindy Project.
Mindy is also co-starring alongside Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the upcoming all woman version of Ocean’s Eight, too.
We’re looking forward to hearing more about life as Mindy, when she’s ready to chat about the whole shebang.
In the mean time – look at her house! (It’s okay. She wants you to.)