In The Mindy Project‘s Season 1 finale, Mindy Kaling’s character dramatically chops off her locks in a romantic gesture to win back her boyfriend Casey. The show’s second season debuted this week and, with it, (recapped here) a new short-haired Mindy Lahiri.
Kaling revealed over the summer that her new hairdo was actually a wig, and recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that it did not receive the best reception from her friends and family:
“I was, like, ‘This is kind of great,'” Kaling told the Late Night audience. “I would do selfies and be, like, ‘This is hot,’ and I was, like, ‘Guys, am I one of those girls who can pull of pixie cuts?’ and immediately — no. My dad, my brother — they were, like, ‘Absolutely not.'”
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