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Mindy Kaling Can't Wait To "Openly Criticize" Other Parents Because She'll Be One

The actress is talking motherhood. 

Mindy Kaling, 38, is pregnant with her first child—but won’t tell us who the father is.

She spoke about how she’s feeling as a soon-to-be mom, telling Sunday Today that it’s really the first time she feel like she has absolutely no control.

“It’s so unknown to me. I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling,” she said.

The actress says her late mom is a source of comfort and inspiration.

“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,” she said. “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.”

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Her favorite part is now getting a free pass to criticize other moms.

“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 joked.

Her pregnancy was actually an “unexpected surprise’,” and she will return to The Mindy Project for its sixth and final season on Hulu on September 12. Almost six months pregnant she won’t reveal the father. She dated her Office co-star BJ Novak from 2005 to 2007 and then Benjamin Nugent from 2008 to 2012.

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