Monday, July 21, 2008

TheTwoCents Talks with Mindy Kaling and Brian Baumgartner

Recently our parent site, TheTwoCents.com, had the opportunity to talk with Brian Baumgartner and Mindy Kaling about their upcoming projects and about trips to Scranton they are both making soon.

My favorite part of talking with them may have been their interaction with each other. They did most of the interview for us!

Enjoy!

TheTwoCents: Okay, how you guys doing today? Thanks for being with us.

Brian Baumgartner: Thank you.

Mindy Kaling: Thanks.

TheTwoCents: It’s been almost a year since we’ve all been in Scranton and I know Mindy that you’re heading back there and Brian I hear rumors you might stop in a little bit later this month too. What are you guys looking forward to going back to see again or maybe didn’t get to experience the first time?

Mindy Kaling: I’m just ready for the food. The entire time we were there we toured all of like the different competing hotdog places and stuff but I never got to have any food. So what I’m hoping is I’ll have like 20 minutes to sit down and like eat a lobster with a bib on like Scranton people. That’s like kind of the most exciting for me.

Brian Baumgartner: I heard they’re actually, Mindy, they’re not allowing you to eat when you’re there.

Mindy Kaling: No, is that part of my contract, not eating?

Brian Baumgartner: That was part of it. There’s no eating, you must work the entire time. That’s what NBC has dictated. Sorry about that.

Mindy Kaling: This is the worst.

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  1. Recently our parent site, TheTwoCents.com, had the opportunity to talk with Brian Baumgartner and Mindy Kaling about their upcoming projects and about trips to Scranton they are both making soon.

    My favorite part of talking with them may have been their interaction with each other. They did most of the interview for us!

    Enjoy!

    TheTwoCents: Okay, how you guys doing today? Thanks for being with us.

    Brian Baumgartner: Thank you.

    Mindy Kaling: Thanks.

    TheTwoCents: It’s been almost a year since we’ve all been in Scranton and I know Mindy that you’re heading back there and Brian I hear rumors you might stop in a little bit later this month too. What are you guys looking forward to going back to see again or maybe didn’t get to experience the first time?

    Mindy Kaling: I’m just ready for the food. The entire time we were there we toured all of like the different competing hotdog places and stuff but I never got to have any food. So what I’m hoping is I’ll have like 20 minutes to sit down and like eat a lobster with a bib on like Scranton people. That’s like kind of the most exciting for me.

    Brian Baumgartner: I heard they’re actually, Mindy, they’re not allowing you to eat when you’re there.

    Mindy Kaling: No, is that part of my contract, not eating?

    Brian Baumgartner: That was part of it. There’s no eating, you must work the entire time. That’s what NBC has dictated. Sorry about that.

    Mindy Kaling: This is the worst.

    Brian Baumgartner: Yeah.

    Mindy Kaling: This is the worst.

    Brian Baumgartner: You know, I am excited, I am going back actually I think a week after Mindy. And one of the things that I am excited to do is I’m going to - I’m sure you guys have been seeing the lovely promos on NBC for Celebrity Family Feud but we did participate in that for a local Scranton charity called the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania and it’s located right in Scranton. And it is for victims of child abuse and they also do education and prevention programs.

    And I am very excited actually to go and meet those people that we played for.

    Mindy Kaling: Brian, in the family what position do you feel like you were and in your familial unit? Were you like the father, were you like a cousin?

    Brian Baumgartner: I was - no, I was definitely the father.

    Mindy Kaling: Okay.

    Brian Baumgartner: Yeah, Creed was like the illegitimate son...

    Mindy Kaling: Okay.

    Brian Baumgartner: And everyone sort of had their role but I would definitely say that I was like daddy bear.

    TheTwoCents: Now Brian, for you and Mindy, you guys have become almost like pop culture icons on the show...

    Brian Baumgartner: Definitely, especially me.

    TheTwoCents: Being on Family Feud and now the Webisodes are all about Kevin and they’re hilariously funny. How much fun were they to make knowing that they were going to kind of be this extra little gift to the fans?

    Brian Baumgartner: Well you know Steve Carell may be the star of The Office but I am huge on the Internet. I am like a complete and total star of two minutes clips online. So it was fun. You know, we got to work with, you know, people doing different things. Brent Forrester was directing and he’s one of the writers on the show, and kind of got together guerilla style with a crew.

    And you know, I think they turned out really great. I just saw them last night actually and yeah I’m proud of them. And I think it’s something cool that The Office does too that we’re able to sort of get original clips going over the summer when everybody else is dark. And, you know, hopefully the fans enjoy them.

    Mindy Kaling: And I saw a sneak peak and Brian is amazing in it. He’s very, very funny and we - I think people who are big fans of Kevin, which seems to be all of America, will be very excited to see this new adventure.

    TheTwoCents: That’s great, thank you guys for your time, I appreciate it.

    Brian Baumgartner: Thanks.

    Mindy Kaling: Great.

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