Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM ET
Prime-time power comes with perks, according to the star and creator of "The Mindy Project." On Tuesday night's "Conan," Mindy Kaling admitted that she gets a bigger kick out of on-screen kisses now that she's in charge of casting the men she locks lips with.
"On 'The Office,' I had to kiss people and things like that, but on this show, there's like full-on, roll-around make-outs and stuff," Kaling explained. "And so, I get to cast those people."
And sometimes she gets to make those people a little uncomfortable, too.
"When I'm rolling around and making out with someone, in my experience, I don't do that that often where I'm not saying something like, 'I love you,' to them," she said of her real-life experiences. "So it's very hard. I have to not say (that) ... to the actor I'm doing that with, cause it really creeps them out."
But that's not the only thing that creeps out her on-screen partners.
"When you kiss in real life, when you are feeling passionate, you use your tongue," she said. "But on TV, you're not supposed to use your tongue. You fake it."
Sure you're not supposed to, but Kaling admits she sometimes forgets that all-important tongue rule.
"Yeah, and when I do it on the show now, it's like the worse kind of sexual harassment because I'm like the boss," she joked. "And they're scared to complain because I'll fire them."
See Kaling's kisses for yourself on "The Mindy Project," Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.
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