The New York Times
had the brilliant idea to get to the two category-defying, cross-generational comedy pioneers together for a conversational interview that, it turns out, was long overdue.
The women admitted that the frenetic pace of the industry takes its toll in other ways. Like dating. Barr wearily retraced the standard industry work/life conundrum: “When you’re working and your career’s happening, your relationships suck. It’s kind of the rule, I think. And when you’re not working, you can have a good relationship. But when you try to mix the two, something loses.”
Kaling added: “You have to be selfish to get things done in this business, and that can be hard, too.”
But, Barr rounded it out on a high note. Not being afraid to put yourself first can be pretty damn satisfying. “I don’t imagine it gets any better than waking up and doing exactly what you want. It’s pretty awesome.” Amen.