Two years gives you enough time to grow, and to change, and to change your priorities, change where you live, change your hair, change what you believe in, change who you hang out with, what's influencing you, what's inspiring you. And in the process of all of those changes that happened in the last two years, my music changed. I'm thinking about how this new album is a bit of a rebirth for me because it's so new, I've never really made these kinds of changes before. And having been born on December 13th of 1989... this album is called 1989.
I’d love to have a family, I’d love to experience parenthood and fatherhood. Obviously, I have an innate need to procreate, I’m given an opportunity to speak to young people through this character… to make sure I can influence young people in the way I wanted to be when I was growing up, I do feel the weight of that very cool responsibility.
"By far, one of the best scenes in the book is where Kaling writes about the photo shoot she and Office co-star Ellie Kemper did for People’s Most Beautiful issue. When the stylist brought a trailer full of size zero gowns, Kaling found herself crying in the children’s bathroom of the public school where the photo shoot was happening. In the bathroom stall, she discovered a smear of what looked like excrement and a child’s graffiti: “This school is bulls–t!” which made her a) laugh and b) demand that the stylist alter one of the gowns to fit her. In the end photo, she’s smiling in a gorgeous fuchsia dress that the stylist had to rip down the back and alter with canvas. Looking at beautiful Kaling, though, you’d never know. It’s a sweet moment of chubby girl victory.” (via afterellen)