Mindy talks about Season 4

SPOILER WARNING! There’s one little spoilerish item about the new season …

BostonHerald.com talks to Mindy Kaling about The Office’s Season 4:

“I think that Ryan is in for it,” Kaling said recently. “I don’t think Kelly would even know where the phrase ‘hell hath no fury’ is from or even know what that means, but we’re going to see that literally enacted upon Ryan, which I think is going to be funny to see. My character is kind of such a sweet ditz, so to see her be scorned and turned into Medea will be really fun and a challenge as an actor.”

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  1. “But I think more people than (not) would want to admit (they) are actually like Kelly and Ryan…We always say we’re like the real couple, the most realistic couple on the show, and that Jim and Pam are like this wonderful beautiful fantasy.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Very nice interview with Mindy. Thanks for posting, tanster!

  2. i think it may be roy. katy and jim didn’t have like a big huge thing, you know? it would be pointless. i really think it’s roy.

  3. I think it’s Brenda. She’s Mindy’s best friend in real life. She dated Jim (but i don’t want her to be an obstacle) and she works in corporate.
    I love to see her as Ryan’s new girlfriend. First, cause i want to watch the Kelly VS Brenda! And second, cause it will continue the “Ryan try to get Jim’s girl” idea (Katy in E-Mail S., Karen in W.A.)

  4. I think David Denman said recently he thought there was a possibility that Roy could surface again in season 4. If memory serves it was some red-carpet mini-interview I watched online a few weeks ago. I didn’t think much of that comment at the time, but I wonder if that’s what Mindy Kaling is talking about here. Scranton is a small town, after all, so they could run into each other on the street, in the grocery store, etc.

    That said, testing the new Pam and Jim romantic relationship by re-introducing Roy seems a little too obvious for such a cleverly-written show. As for Katy, Jim never had any strong feelings for her so if she were to come back it would have to be for some plot device unrelated to her former relationship with Jim. Ed Truck would be a good choice–there’s so much that could be done with his character. There’s also Michael’s realtor, or any of the folks that came from the Stamford branch.

  5. Let’s see how many characters I can list who have been written off/haven’t been seen for a while:
    Ed Truck
    Tom (the guy who committed suicide; mentioned in “Performance Review”)
    Captain Jack
    Mr. Brown
    I’m putting my money on Roy, Carol, or Katy.

  6. My first thought was: Oh God, not Karen! But I actually think it will be Roy or Carol. I don’t really care for Roy, but I do miss David Denman. Or maybe Carol will help Michael get his condo un-sold on eBay?! Oh the possibilities. I cannot wait til September!

  7. jim dated brenda?? huh? i’m not sure if they could get katy back (amy adams) –only b/c she got nominated for an oscar right after they wrote her off the show… but who knows, the office has it’s powers. i bet it’s roy.

  8. Wait I can list more!
    Kenny (Roy’s cousin)
    Billy Merchant (he owns the building)
    Dan Gore (I have no idea who that is, but at IMDB it says he was in “Cocktails” and “Valentine’s Day”)
    Ok I’m done now.

  9. waiiiit bold guy – didn’t jim only go on one date with her? i didn’t go anywhere. she’s not all that pretty anyway, so i can’t see it amounting to anything. and katy wouldn’t do anything with jim and pam either; jim never seemed to really like her. roy/carol/josh — my top choices. they would all cause conflict.

  10. oh gosh. it’s roy. no, worse. it’s karen. i’m stressed. when is the premiere again?!?!

  11. here’s all the people i thought were gone forever and now may come back (keep in mind i don’t think all of these people are possibilties, i just like remembering (: ; and you never can tell what’s gonna happen with the office)

    1) roy
    2) katy
    3) carol
    4) brenda
    5) devon (woow i forgot about him!)
    6) josh
    7) all the stamford employees (hmmm…)
    8) pam’s cartoon artist date (probably not)
    9) ben franklin (hahah that would be greeat)
    10) captain jack (he was delish.)
    11) scrantonicty (whatever happened to them?)
    12) wheelchair man (probably not)
    13) M0SE. (hehe)
    14) pam’s mom (probably not)
    15) kenny (probably not)

    again, most of these characters aren’t the ones that will return. i think 1-6 are the best guesses. maybe minus devon. or not?

  12. It’s definitely going to be Roy. I know he’s going to come back sometime. Although Katy would be fun to see; I loved her. Even so, Roy, definitely Roy.

  13. I think it’s Roy! Or, maybe even Karen, if from the first few episodes we think she’s disappeared…but I have a feeling it’s going to be Roy. What better way to mix it up than to see a Pam-Jim-Roy (albeit awkward) dynamic?

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