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.
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