Mindy Kaling Channels Marge Simpson for Glamour October 2012

Posted Tuesday September 18, 2012 1:50 PM GMT

With her new Fox series "The Mindy Project" set to debut September 25th, Mindy Kaling gained a little extra exposure by scoring herself a feature in the October 2012 issue of Glamour magazine.

The 33-year-old actress took on quite the playful role, as she dressed up as iconic TV character Marge Simpson for the Art Streiber shot spread.

Meanwhile, highlights from Miss Kaling's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!

On 'The Simpsons':
"Growing up, I remember my parents feeling a little wary of The Simpsons. This was the late eighties, and there was a wave of articles about TV shows that were bad for America. Then we all started watching it and loved it. Marge Simpson is the one who's really funny. Her character looks so crazy, but then she's supposed to be totally demure. I think [Simpsons creator] Matt Groening is a genius for giving her that hair."

On her new show:
"My character is a really busy doctor who is kind of in a state of arrested development because she never had a chance to date. It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on The Office eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different."

Photo Credit: Art Streiber for Glamour

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