Mindy: I've never felt so unfamous in my life
Mindy Kaling is currently working on the film Ocean’s Eight among many prominent faces such as Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson. Despite being quite successful in Hollywood, she can’t help but feel “unfamous” next to so many of her co-stars.
In fact, some people have thought she is merely Sandra Bullock’s assistant when compared to others, she claims.
Asked about her experience with the paparazzi while filming, Mindy explained to Late Night host Seth Meyers: “With that group of women, I’ve never felt so unfamous in my life. Like, I thought I was pretty cool. I have my own show.
People think I’m Sandra Bullock’s assistant and they’re like, ‘Get out of the way! We need to bring Sandra her matcha tea.’ I’m like, ‘I’m in a scene with her. I’m not her assistant.’ Then I’m like, ‘OK! Whatever. I’ll give her her matcha tea. Might as well.'”
And the actress praises Rihanna for attracting so much attention in such a natural fashion.
She explained of the artist’s charisma: “There’s movie/TV famous, and then there’s international pop star famous, which is at a whole other level.
We shot a scene, all eight of us together recently, and when we walked outside, there was this huge paparazzi [swarm]. I was talking to Anne Hathaway and Rihanna was kind of behind us. And there was a sea of paparazzi taking photos and all that.
I was feeling kind of cool and famous. Then Rihanna took a left to her trailer, which was not in the same direction that me and Anne were going, and the paparazzi left so quickly.
It was like a desert! Anne and I were talking, and I’m trying to have this sexy conversation with Anne Hathaway, and no one’s around or cares even.”