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Mindy Kaling’s maternal clock is ticking and she knows it

Mindy Kaling has realized that she wants to start a family of her own, but at 35 years old, the The Mindy Project actress says she’s got to get going before her window of opportunity is gone.

This has been the first year I realized that if I want to have three kids, I need to get going,” the star revealed during an interview for Flare magazine’s October 2014 issue.

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However, we can totally understand her reluctance to settle down, because she is enjoying the single life, which is, in part, because of her demanding work schedule.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that Kaling always liked being on her own; it was quite the opposite at one point.

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“In my 20s, I was not only boy crazy, but marriage and relationship crazy. Now it’s almost the opposite. My work is so rewarding and I’m so self-centred about it that I’m kind of excited about not having to go home and ask someone about their day.”

Despite the men, or lack thereof, in her life, Kaling remains completely focused and dedicated to her work, and while the Fox series, The Mindy Project, is already in its third season and is pretty hilarious, Kaling admits that the ratings of the show (which aren’t soaring) still really matter to her.

“I come from a hit show, and I am competitive and I am a perfectionist. So for me, ratings do count,” she admits. “Wednesday mornings, I always check, and it affects my demeanor for a while.”

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“Whether it stays on the air or it doesn’t, I want to feel like it’s my show,” the This Is the End actress added. And she stays true to herself by refusing to cover abortion topics on the show, saying, “It would be demeaning to the topic to talk about it in a half-hour sitcom.”

Kaling is also aware of the sexism that still exists in the industry and she has been criticized by some for being overconfident.

“Of course I’m riddled with doubts like every other creative, neurotic person, but if you don’t display them all the time, you’re seen as overconfident. I’ve worked in television for 10 years straight. If I were a man, it wouldn’t be considered strange [to have confidence] at all.”

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