“I’m really happy that that’s what I project but right now I just feel so anxious,” she said when asked if she’ll be a fun mom.
She added: “But I’d like to be the fun mom. I know I’m gonna be the dorky mom. So it could be kind of fun, too. I think that would be nice.”
The Mindy Project star, 38, reflected on her late mother, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012.
“My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did,” Kaling shared.
“My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. And if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy,” she continued.
And she’s happy to openly criticize other parents now.
“It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child,” she laughed.
In July, The Office alum debuted her baby bump. The actress is remaining mum on the identity of the baby’s father.
It’ll be a girl for the single mom-to-be.