The Mindy Project Spoilers

The Mindy Project: Ryan Hansen to Play Mindy (as a White Man) in Season 5

Mindy Lahiri: Hard-working doctor. Single mother. White man?

As teased this summer by star Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project‘s leading lady will (temporarily) find herself in the body of a white man later this season — and according to Entertainment Weekly, that body will belong to none other than Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen.

“We’re pitching an episode called ‘If I Was Born a White Man,'” Kaling revealed to reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in August. “I love the idea that something happens to Mindy that is really sexist, and then she wakes up the next morning as a white man.”

Per the new report, Dr. Lahiri gets into an argument with someone at work, then goes to bed wishing she was a white man. When she opens her eyes the next morning? Voila! She’s suddenly a blonde-haired, blue-eyed doc named Michael Lancaster.

New episodes of The Mindy Project arrive Tuesdays on Hulu. Your thoughts on the show’s big casting twist? Drop ’em in a comment below.

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7 Comments
  1. Bianca says:

    loved it! Ryan Hansen is perfect for this, I think he can easily nail the whole Mindy sass and attitude, plus his comedic timing is great.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of playing a male version of Mindy. Can’t wait to see Ryan on the show!

  3. LB says:

    Dying over this news! Ryan Hansen is sorely underused in Hollywood; I can’t wait for this episode. It will be awesome!

  4. Brock says:

    Wasn’t a fan of him on Veronica Mars, but 2 Broke Girls was incredible for him!

  5. Rose Koeller says:

    I don’t watch the Mindy Project at home anymore. If I’m at a friend’s house, and ahe is watching it, I will watch it also. But I’ve lost all interest in the show since Danny left.
    I enjoy reading about her show in the hopes that I will someday read that she and Danny got back together. If that ever happened, I would find a way to watch it, come “hell or high water!” Lol

  6. Stacy says:

    Ryan Hansen is perfect as the white male Mindy. Will definitely be watching this episode!!

  7. dan says:

    It will be really interesting to watch him playing such a different character. I love it.