By Candace Shelton

Yes, it’s true. The Office star revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live she tried out for Maya Rudolph’s part in the 2011 hit movie and didn’t make the cut.

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“I practiced it so much and was so into it and I loved that whole cast. That was one that was a heartbreaker,” she said.

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Later on, Kaling joked that someone also offered her a role in “12 Years a Slave”. “I was like, ‘I can’t do it! Tell [Lupita Nyong’o] to do it. I don’t have the time,” she laughed.

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One thing’s for sure: Whether she’s on the big screen or on the small one, Mindy Kaling sure isn’t going anywhere!