According to Mindy Kaling, actors have “the world’s best job perk.” What is it? Being paid to have fake sex on screen, of course!
The star of the risqué and anti-Catholic show, The Mindy Project, revealed her views in a chapter entitled “I Love Sex Scenes” in her upcoming book.
Kaling wrote that other celebrities, including Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, have expressed disgust or annoyance at the prospect of simulating sex for the camera. But according to The Washington Post, Kaling provided some “refreshing real talk” by announcing that she is “here to tell you they’re all lying … every last one of them.” And why would they lie? Kaling explained that admitting sex scenes are enjoyable is a bit creepy and rather difficult for the actor’s spouse to handle. Additionally, it might also reinforce the idea that acting jobs are sinecures. (Who would ever think that?)
The star clarified that “obviously onscreen sex is not actual penetrative sex,” but “as any religious high-schooler will tell you, simulating sex can be pretty damn enjoyable as well.”
See what she did there? She made fun of religious kids! Hollywood stars are so, so clever!
Furthermore, the presence of film crew does not bother her. Strangely enough, to Kaling, it’s “the more, the merrier.” The camera-people are “artists whose job it is to make sure your physical imperfections are cloaked in mysterious shadows,” she explained.
Well, Mindy, a lot of viewers find that “less is more,” which applies to sex scenes and your show.