Mindy Kaling on What She Thinks The Office's Michael Scott Would Be Into Today
After a beloved show like The Office ends, fans often wonder what became of their favorite characters—especially when those characters were so over-the-top and memorable. Would they make it in our rapidly changing world, or would they get swept away?
According to Mindy Kaling, who played Kelly Kapoor and was also a writer and producer on the series, at least one character would try to keep up with the times. Mashable reports that the 40-year-old actress appeared as the very first guest on A Little Late With Lilly Singh and discussed how she thinks Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) would be doing these days.
“I have to ask, if you were writing on The Office today, what current pop culture moments would you ensure the characters commented on?," Singh asked. Kaling, who has clearly thought about this before, replied: “The things that I always think about are the things that Michael Scott, who just loved trends, and was far too old to do any of them—what would he be into?”
“And to me, seeing Michael Scott dab would be one of my favorites, ‘cause I feel like he would do it all the time,” Kaling continued. “And also Michael Scott on Instagram, and, like the thirsty comments he would leave on celebrities’ pages.”
Sounds completely accurate.