Mindy Kaling Truthfully (and Hilariously) Opened Up About Being a Bridesmaid

Bridesmaids, Celebrity

Leave it to Mindy Kaling to utterly eviscerate the notion of bridesmaids and weddings in general. The actress/writer/all-around truth-spewing funny lady chatted about the real difference between bridesmaids and groomsmen on Late Night with Seth Meyers when Meyers pointed out that large portions of Kaling's upcoming book center on weddings — and that the two of them have served in many wedding parties.

"It sounds glamorous when you're younger, but you are essentially a maid," Kaling told Meyers of the role of a bridesmaid. "You're like a slave, an unpaid slave, to the wedding. You're a maid and you know it because you're wearing a dress that's the same color as the other maids, and your job is to guide grandparents, talk to foreigners, and seat people who look confused."

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As for groomsmen, in Kaling's estimation? "When you're a groomsman, you're technically supposed to be helpful but all they do is drink beer and play with the dogs, and stuff." Meyers (and we're sure many men) agreed.

Being a bridesmaid so many times has had another impact on The Mindy Project star — it's put a ton of pressure on her to give the perfect toast. "I feel like I need to give an incredibly touching speech that's funny in parts," she said, referencing her persona as everyone's dream wisecracking best friend, before sharing some time-honed insight. "All you have to do is say the place you went to college and every girl wants to sleep with you."

Not bad advice, Mindy!

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