I’m mistaken for Sandra Bullock’s assistant: Mindy
American actor Mindy Kaling (right) said people thought she was her Ocean's Eight co-star Sandra Bullock's assistant, while they were shooting together for the film.
The 37-year-old actor revealed that she has never felt ‘so unfamous’ in her life as she got much less paparazzi attention than her co-stars, including Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson and comedian Awkwafina, reported Femalefirst.
“I thought I was pretty cool. I have my own show. People think I'm Sandra Bullock's assistant and they're like, Get out of the way! We need to bring Sandra her matcha tea,” she said.
“I'm like, ‘I'm in a scene with her. I'm not her assistant.’ Then I'm like, ‘OK! Whatever. I'll give her her matcha tea. Might as well," Kaling added.
She went on to recall an interaction with Hathaway. “There's movie/TV famous, and then there's international pop star famous, which is at a whole other level. We shot a scene, all eight of us together recently, and when we walked outside, there was this huge paparazzi (swarm).”
“I was talking to Anne Hathaway and Rihanna was kind of behind us. And there was a sea of paparazzi taking photos and all that. I was feeling kind of cool and famous. Then Rihanna took a left to her trailer, which was not in the same direction that me and Anne were going, and the paparazzi left so quickly,” she said.
Mindy Kaling is wellknown for her popular television show, the Mindy Show.