Mindy Kaling: I Love Blond Men Like "Chris Evans and Chris Pine"

Entertainment Sep. 25, 2012 AT 5:45PM
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It's safe to say Mindy Kaling has a type.

The star of The Mindy Project, 33, recently opened up to Us Weekly about what she looks for in a partner. "I have taste in men like an adolescent girl," said Kaling, who is also the Fox show's creator, writer and executive producer.

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"I embarrassingly love blond men -- hot pinups like Chris Evans and Chris Pine," she explained. "I feel like people expect me to have an edgy choice, like Justin Theroux, and I'm just like, 'Nope! I want Captain America!'"

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Like her unlucky-in-love Ob-Gyn alter ego on the freshman comedy series, Kaling is a big fan of romantic comedies. "We both have an encyclopedic knowledge of romantic Tom Hanks movies!" the single star confessed.

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Of course, there is one major difference between Kaling and the character she portrays. "I'm a lot more square than her. I've never drank the way she does," the Office alum told Us. "I'm really a nerd. I go to bed pretty early. Even when I went to Dartmouth -- which is a pretty big drinking school -- I never took part in anything like that. I was too scared of my parents' reaction."

The Mindy Project, costarring Chris Messina and Ed Weeks, premieres September 25 at 9:30 p.m. on FOX.

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