Mindy Kaling differentiates herself from TV character

IANS| Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Mindy Kaling, who plays Mindy Lahiri in her own TV series `The Mindy Project`, says she is not drawing from experience when she writes about the various hookups her character has each week.

She appeared on TV show "Chelsea Lately" and said that she`d be dead if she lived the life of her character, reports huffingtonpost.com.

"I have that personality where I was such a nerd. I am such a nerd, that I can only enjoy those situations looking out inside. I`d be dead if I lived the life of my character," said Kaling.

"She drinks and dates like a party animal. She likes Lindsay Lohan`s sex life, but she`s a doctor. It`s a TV show, that`s why it works like that but it`s kind of fun because I don`t live that life," she added.

Kaling said that her idea of a wild night is drinking an inch of whiskey and watching 15 minutes of "The Walking Dead" before sleeping.