Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy with Effy Jewelry. 

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Olivia Bahou
Feb 28, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

Mindy Kaling has an extremely busy schedule: As writer and star of The Mindy Project, she has a lot of shots to call. So how does the actress stay sane while on the road? On the red carpet at the 2016 Oscars on Sunday, Kaling told Ryan Seacrest that she travels with a pillow that says, “Ask Dad.”

“I have to make so many decisions,” she said. “Sometimes when it’s a hard emotional decision and I look at the pillow and I’m like, 'oh, I should ask Dad.'”

The Inside Out star definitely made the right call with her Elizabeth Kennedy dress and sweeping train on the red carpet. A stunning updo, red Prada clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, drop earrings, and a sapphire ring from Effy Jewelry completed her stunning look.

So how long was she prepping to get ready for the big night? “It took me like 15 minutes,” she joked. “No, I’ve been doing this for like 72 hours. I’m the most high-maintenance person in the world.”

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All of that hard work definitely paid off!

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