Mindy Kaling did not assume she’d must cope with individuals sad that she would voice bookish crime-fighter, Velma, in an upcoming Scooby-Doo spinoff.
“When it was introduced that I used to be going to do the voice of Velma, individuals had been very supportive and blissful on Twitter,” the actress defined in the course of the July 22 episode of Late Evening with Seth Meyers. “And so, I felt nice as a result of these are actually intense followers, you already know—cartoon, comedian ebook followers, these are large followers. And particularly [for] a legacy present like this.”
Again in February, HBO Max introduced manufacturing plans for Velma, which is being described as an “grownup animated comedy collection.” The upcoming spinoff will discover Velma’s origin story, with Mindy serving as a producer and the voice of the beloved character.
Nonetheless, as The Workplace alum revealed, issues took an sudden flip as extra particulars concerning the undertaking began to come back out.
“Then it was introduced a couple of month in the past that the Velma character could be reimagined as South Asian,” Mindy defined. “And folks weren’t blissful.”