Mindy Kaling considered the COVID-19 pandemic as “extended maternity leave.”
The 42-year-old actress welcomed son Spencer into the world in September 2020 and was grateful she did not need to rush to get again in form with the intention to be again filming once more, admitting she felt a lot much less strain this time than after her daughter Katherine was born in December 2017.
She instructed ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I had my son in the first year of the pandemic in September 2020 … It was this almost extended maternity leave. I wasn’t going to be on camera, the studios were shut down. After I had my daughter I had to shoot a movie like two months later, so I was very much like, ‘Just give me grilled salmon and sautéed spinach. I’m going to eat that for three months.’”
Though ‘The Office’ star has misplaced weight lately, she insisted she by no means opts for a drastic weight loss plan and as an alternative simply reduces her portion sizes.
She stated: “When the world started coming back a little bit I thought, ‘This kind of eating what appears, not taking any consideration for what I’m eating is probably not the way to go.’ Honestly, I didn’t really do anything differently. I eat what I like to eat. If I do any kind of restrictive diet, it never really works for me. I just eat less of it … I wish there was something more juicy or dynamic about the way that I’ve lost a little bit of weight, but that’s the way I’ve done it.”
Mindy added that her youngsters typically consider her as a “slob,” and her daughter is all the time in “awe” when she attire up for occasions.
The ‘Mindy Project’ star defined: “[My kids] normally think of their mom and, ‘Oh the slob that writes on her computer all day.’ But when I had to get ready for all of these events, [to] my daughter I was like Elsa from ‘Frozen’.
“I became completely transformed and she treated me completely differently. She was in awe. That’s really funny. I think, because of the pandemic, I hadn’t been getting dressed up as much. That was kind of fun, to wow her now and again. She is just at that age where that stuff is kind of interesting.”