By  on November 7, 2019

“What we found was that a lot of these incredibly gorgeous 27-year-old Indian-American and Pakistani-American women are auditioning for a 15-year-old girl’s part,” said Mindy Kaling of her search to fill the role of the protagonist in her upcoming, untitled Netflix series.

“And in most teenage shows, that’s actually what happens for labor reasons,” she continued. “They get a lot of people who are older and more beautiful, which is why every teen show is, like, all 30-year-olds pretending to be 16.”

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