Mindy Kaling: Ben Affleck is “So Handsome and Accomplished”

Posted Thursday March 27, 2014 2:45 PM GMT

Taking care of some media duties, Mindy Kaling dropped by the “Today” show in New York City on Thursday morning (March 27).

The “Office” cutie was in the house to chat with Savannah Guthrie about her hit FOX show “The Mindy Project,” and talk quickly turned to celebrity crushes.

Kaling discussed a time when she played Ben Affleck in a strange self-written production. “My best friend Brenda Withers and I wrote this play, a really absurdist play when we were 22 years old. I played Ben Affleck and she played Matt Damon for the totally made-up weirdo hour-long play.”

As for why she chose the “Mallrats” man, Mindy explained, “I just have a big crush on him. I just think he’s so funny and great. We obviously didn’t know anything about them, and he’s awesome. I actually met him for the first time like a couple months ago at an awards show. He felt 11 feet tall and so handsome and accomplished.”

And when Guthrie asked if Kaling invited Ben to guest star on the “Project,” Mindy lamented, “I didn’t. I was too starstruck. I should have!”

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