In the season finale of The Mindy Project, Mindy decided to go to Haiti with her boyfriend, Pastor Casey. They make an adorable couple, but the show has already announced a bunch of new romantic guest stars for Mindy Kaling, including James Franco, Timothy Olyphant, and Glenn Howerton.
We’ll be sad to see Anders Holm go, so we chatted with him about the exit. There will be Mindy Project coverage every day this week, so check back tomorrow for part two of this interview and much more!
OK!: There are lots of guest stars planned as romantic interests for Mindy, so how doomed are she and Casey?
Anders Holm: I wouldn’t say that they’re ever doomed, because they have a connection that cannot be battled by any man, any kind of jawline, any flexing, or whatever they bring to the table.
OK!: But we know something is going to happen, so when does the break-up go down? What can you tell us?
AH: I can tell you that Casey is a free spirit—no pun intended with the Christianity stuff—and Mindy’s character needs a little stability right now. She’s a doctor, she’s got her life together, and if she’s going to have a partner he needs to have a good head on his shoulders. I don’t know if Casey’s there yet.
OK!: So the door might be open for a return one day?
AH: I think Casey is kind of a flake, and once he gets his act together, Mindy’s character might be open to that.
OK!: In the finale, Casey and Mindy were about to share a tent in Haiti. How would it go if you and Mindy Kaling had to share a tent for a year?
AH: I think it would be very fun and exciting at first, then I’m pretty sure she would get sick of my bad jokes and my body odor. I’m a sweater.
OK!: What was it like working with Mindy, and what did you learn about comedy from her?
AH: At first, we were figuring each other out. You know they always talk about those chemistry tests? We didn’t have that, so I would say right away, on screen, we had chemistry joking and improvising. But it took about three days before we were like, Okay. I get you. I like you. I can’t wait to come to work tomorrow and hang out again. As far as writing, I would say I’ve learned work ethic from her. She works all day, all night, and she wants to get it right. She’s not lazy. If I could implement that into my lifestyle, it would make a lot of people very happy.
OK!: If you had to battle for Mindy, who would you rather take in a fight: James Franco, Glenn Howerton, or Timothy Olyphant?
AH: I don’t know how tall Olyphant is. I’m 6’3, 185 lbs—I think I could wreck all those dudes. Although Glenn Howerton, I think he watches a lot of octagon fighting. He might have some dreams he wants to act out on me, ninja swift kicks or something. He might be the wild card.
Are you sad to see Pastor Casey go, or are you excited for some new blood? How do you think they’ll break up? What’s the right kind of dude for Mindy? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.