“I love the characters and I love playing this character, so would I do it again? [26 episodes]? I don’t think I would, but I think it was a great baptism by fire for my staff, to be like, ‘Hey, guys, we went from thinking we wouldn’t have any more episodes to 26 — so let’s work really hard and buckle down.”
On what the future holds for the romantic comedy beyond Season 4, she said:
“I’m going to give myself a break [after Season 4] and not think about too much further down the road in terms of storylines, until I’m closer to it. Things can change so much, too — it’s good to keep an open mind.
“I think that [Mad Men creator] Matthew Weiner, he knows exactly what is going to happen and he goes into the room with a real idea. With us, you get the benefit of being like, let’s just see? What do we like to do? And what’s enjoyable?”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The Mindy Project Season 5…