Mindy Kaling Admits She Improvised Her Kiss with Lee Pace on The Mindy Project
Sometimes it's good to be the boss. Mindy Kaling told a hilarious story during her visit to Conan on Thursday night which was a reminder of just that. The Mindy Project star and creator talked about how she improvised a kiss with handsome guest star Lee Pace during filming for a recent episode.
Kaling—looking amazing as ever in an LBD during her appearance—said, "We've had a lot of handsome actors on the show and I am professional, I can be around handsome guys and I can behave like a lady." However, when Kaling and Pace were filming a flashback sequence in which they were talking in bed, she instinctually smooched him—and it was not in the script.
While Pace seemed confused by the incident and Kaling "pretended it didn't happen," some of her staff were not so pleased. When two of her writer/producers warned Kaling she could be sued, she jokingly shot back, "Tell anyone and you're fired." In the end Kaling didn't get in trouble for her actions, but she noted that improvised kissing has since been banned on her show.
Watch Mindy Kaling tell her hilarious Lee Pace kiss story to Conan O'Brien by clicking on the video below.