As TVLine was first to report, the empress of Shondaland will make her acting debut this fall when she guest stars as herself in an episode of the Fox comedy — and we can now reveal what draws her into the show’s orbit.
“She’s a beer pong expert,” reveals co-star Beth Grant with a laugh. “[She’s] the reigning beer pong champion at Dartmouth.”
Based on the above photo tweeted by Mindy writer-actor Ike Barinholtz, many of the show’s male characters have apparently been aware of Rhimes’ secret hobby. (Our guess: A beer pong tournament will be held during Dartmouth Reunion Week.)
Fun fact: Mindy Kaling and Rhimes are both Dartmouth alumni.
Mindy is back for Season 3 this Tuesday at 9:30/8:30c. (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman)