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Mindy Kaling Settles 14 Of Pop Culture's Biggest Love Triangles

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Mindy Kaling loves a rom-com, adores a rom-dram, and can't get enough of a love triangle — so when the renaissance woman stopped by BuzzFeed in anticipation of the third season finale of her beloved Fox comedy, The Mindy Project, we asked Kaling to declare a "Team" in 14 of the most hotly debated pop culture love triangles of all time.

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"So, in the book I would've said [Peeta (Josh Hutcherson)], but in the movies I would say [Gale (Liam Hemsworth)]. I feel like we didn't get as much of the bakery life in the movies, which was very appealing in the book. Like, her family was starving and they do flashbacks, and he was like, 'Here's a crust of bread.' And the way they would talk about the baking of the bread, it was like, that guy sounds like a good guy to date."

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"Oh, neither. Those two guys were just not appealing to me. I don't know. If you watch my show, I don't feel like we have guys that are like that. Like, Big [Chris Noth] was so wealthy and sexy, but he was never as sexy as everyone said. Although I did like how much money he had. And Aiden [John Corbett] made furniture. Like, what would we talk about at the end of the day when I came home? I can't really muster up a lot of politeness to be like, 'Oh, what else did you make? An armoire? Tell me more about that!' I just don't think I could. And by the way, I think the feeling is mutual. I don't think he would be interested in my life of writing Mindy Project episodes."

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"Tom Hanks. I mean... He's like a book mogul millionaire many times over with an adorable golden retriever. He has that thing we also have on The Mindy Project that I love so much, which is he's so obnoxious to her at the beginning and then he warms up to her. I love that."

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"Which one is Walking Dead? I think that, at the time, not Mark [Andrew Lincoln], because we did not know he would become Rick the sheriff yet. Hindsight is 20/20. At the time, it would definitely be Peter [Chiwetel Ejiofor], because he was so cute and it was interracial and ya gotta get behind that. But now he's Rick the sheriff; so appealing."

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"Dawson [James Van Der Beek]. I love them both as actors, but there's something about that character that I really loved. Also my assistant loves James Van Der Beek and is always talking about him, 'cause that was at a time where she was coming up so she loves him so much, and I've grown to love him more because of her."

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"Oh man. OK. That is tough. When you first see Daniel Cleaver [Hugh Grant] in the elevator and it separates and he walks out, I just don't think Hugh Grant has been sexier in his entire life. But, the last line in that movie ... yeah, I think that you'd have to go with Mark Darcy [Colin Firth]. He's too good."

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"Oh, Andrew [Emilio Estevez]. Here's why: I know that she was like the good girl and she really liked how bad he was, but as a nerd that would irritate me. I would like the jock who was secretly troubled but I didn't know about it. Like, I'd rather just a straightforwardly hot jock, because that guy would never talk to me. That was Emilio Estevez at his height. He was firing on all cylinders."

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"Meechum [Nathan Darrow]. Meechum 100%. Meechum we just never see, and Frank [Kevin Spacey], I feel like we don't know exactly where his sexuality's at all the time, so Meechum because he seems to be the strong, silent type."

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.

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