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Mindy Kaling Wasn't Considered Attractive Or Funny Enough To Play Mindy Kaling

Who better to play her than, er... herself?

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But her success didn't come without hurdles. In an interview with The Guardian, Kaling said that she was offered a sketch show by a network, but they made her audition for the role of herself. They rejected her for that role.

That network is no longer on the air, and The Office went on to be one of NBC's most hit shows in years. I feel like karmically, I was vindicated, but at the time it felt terrible.

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