Mindy Kaling is living vicariously through the character she plays and created on "The Mindy Project."
During her appearance on "Chelsea Lately" on April 7, the 34-year-old made it clear that she's not drawing from experience when she writes about the various hookups her character Dr. Mindy Lahiri has each week.
"I have that personality where I was such a nerd -- I am such a nerd -- that I can only enjoy those situations looking out inside. I'd be dead if I lived the life of my character," Kaling said when asked by host Chelsea Handler if the reason her character has so much sex is because she wants to talk about it. "She drinks and dates like a party animal. She's like Lindsay Lohan's sex life, but she's a doctor. It's a TV show -- that's why it works like that -- but it's kind of fun because I don't live that life."
Kaling says she's much less adventurous than her on-screen counterpart, telling Handler that her idea of a wild night is drinking an inch of whiskey and watching 15 minutes of "The Walking Dead" before she passes out.
And when it comes to her romantic endeavors, Kaling would prefer things didn't go beyond first base.
"The problem with kissing, when you're older than 16, you can't kiss a guy for like two hours, which is like what I would want to do, because at a certain point, they're like, 'What is this leading to?'" she told Handler. "And I'm like, 'That's it!'"
She continued, "I could kiss a guy for 90 minutes and be like, 'That was great!'"