Today, we continue our series of insider looks at Disney-Pixar’s INSIDE OUT with some insights from Mindy Kaling who plays Disgust in the film! We’ll be exploring the film with a new article each day leading up to its theatrical release.

As part of the series, we’re sharing an inside look with several key people involved in the film including director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera as well as the film’s other key voice actors: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, and Phyllis Smith.

INSIDE OUT opens minds in theatres June 19, 2015.

Mindy Kaling – “Disgust”

The character of DISGUST also gave filmmakers a really hard time. Initially, the she was conceived as one as actually DISGUSTing but after an a-ha moment, they decided instead to make the character perpetually DISGUSTed instead. Once they had that fix, Mindy Kaling was the perfect fit to the cast of misfits.

Surprisingly, of all the films in the Disney library the Kaling said resonated with her most was actually Robin Hood. She even humored that she had a little bit of a crush on the fox who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Kaling said that she never identified with any of the Disney princesses because they didn’t look like her so she never really took much notice of those films.

The islands of personality are a key element inside the film, they are the unique foundations from which a full personality is built. Evaluating her own persona, Kaling said that her two key islands of personality would be Sleep Island and Role Model Island.


But wait, there’s more!

Check out our other insider looks at INSIDE OUT below.