Mindy Kaling Says Show Was ‘Fearless’ But She ‘Probably Couldn’t Make’ It Today

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Mindy Kaling, actress and former star on “The Office,” said during a recent interview that the hit show was “fearless” but she “probably couldn’t make” it today.

“The writers, who I’m still in touch with now, we talk about how so much of that show we probably couldn’t make now,” Kaling said during an interview on “Good Morning America” (GMA).

Kaling was asked when she would introduce her kids to the show, and said, “maybe never.”

“Tastes have changed, and honestly what offends people has changed so much now. I think that actually is one of the reasons the show is popular, because people feel like there’s something kind of fearless about it or taboo that it talks about on the show,” Kaling told GMA.

The six-time Emmy award nominee also added that her narcissistic character, Kelly Kapoor, would “probably be canceled” in 2022, and that “most of the characters on that show probably would be canceled.”

“I think she would have quit Dunder Mifflin to be an influencer, and then probably be canceled, almost immediately … Actually, most of the characters on that show probably would be canceled by now,” Kaling, said. (RELATED: Rainn Wilson Changes Name In ‘Cheap Little Stunt’ For Climate Change)

The popular American adaptation of the British TV series “The Office” ran for nine seasons on NBC from 2005-2013 and starred Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak and Rainn Wilson, according to The New York Post.

Show creator Greg Daniels pitched an idea for a reboot series which would feature the same setting as the original show, but with entirely new characters, according to Screen Rant.

Carell, who played beloved protagonist Michael Scott, has said he will never appear in any series reboot, according to Collider.

“Ultimately, I think it’s maybe best to leave well enough alone and just let it exist as what it was,” Carell told the outlet.