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Mindy Kaling is getting even more candid in her second book, Why Not Me?, which hit stands on Tuesday, opening up about everything from getting drunk at the White House Correspondents' Dinner to what she's learned from Kim Kardashian, to filming sex scenes.

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"There must be lots of other actors who love doing sex scenes too, right?" Kaling writes. "Wrong. If you interview any actor about having to do sex scenes, you always get the same answer: they 'hate' doing them. I am here to tell you they are all lying. Every last one of 'em. Obviously on-screen sex is not actual penetrative sex, but as any religious high-schooler will tell you, simulating sex can be pretty damn enjoyable as well."

It's not a totally shocking statement, given the abundance of attractive men that Kaling has had the opportunity to hook up with on her show The Mindy Project. Beyond leading man Chris Messina, the actress' character Mindy Lahiri has dated the likes of James Franco, Bill Hader, Tim Daly, Anders Holm, as well as Kaling's real-life "soup snake" B.J. Novak (it's an Office reference Kaling explains in the book).

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The Mindy Project returned Tuesday as well, debuting it's fourth season on Hulu after being cancelled by Fox last year. Kaling also opens up in her book about being proudest of her show on the day they got canned.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Mindy Kaling attends 'The Mindy Project' 4th season premiere at Ysabel on September 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Mindy Kaling and Hulu Head of Content Craig Erwich attend Hulu's 'The Mindy Project' Season Four premiere at Ysabel on September 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Hulu)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Mindy Kaling is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on September 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09: Actress and Executive Producer Mindy Kaling attends the Hulu 2015 Summer TCA Presentation at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Mindy Kaling and Gretchen Carlson are the guests today, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Mindy Kaling arrives for the premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'Inside Out' at the El Capitan Theatre on June 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Mindy Kaling speaks about her book: 'Why Not Me' at the BookCon 2015 at Javits Center on May 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Author Mindy Kaling signs copies of her newest book during BookExpo America held at the Javits Center on May 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: US actress Amy Poehler (C) US actress Mindy Kaling (L) and US actress Phyllis Smith (R) pose during the photocall for the film 'Inside Out' at the 68th international film festival in Cannes, France on May 18, 2015. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Mindy Kaling arrives at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Mindy Kaling, left, and TV host Carson Daly announce the award nominees at the 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images).
Mindy Kaling arrives at the Fox's Girls Night Out held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Mindy Kaling at Columbia Pictures 'This is The End' Premiere on Monday, June, 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Columbia Pictures/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FOX - Darren Criss performs for Mindy Kaling, left, at VERTE Grades of Green's annual fundraising event to benefit environmental education at Bel-Air Bay Club on April 11, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Fox/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler in the audience at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rene Macura/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
Actress Mindy Kaling arrives at the grand opening party for Kendra Scott Jewelry’s Beverly Hills Store benefiting Blessings in a Backpack in West Hollywood, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Cast member Mindy Kaling arrives at the premiere "No Strings Attached" in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
From left, Emmy nominees Mindy Kaling, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Carlton Cuse, and Ian Brennan pose together at the Writer's Guild of America, West Sublime Primetime 2010 event honoring Emmy-Nominated TV Writers in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
From left to right, actor B.J. Novak, actress Drew Barrymore, and actress Mindy Kaling at the HBO Golden Globes after-party on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Mindy Kaling arrives at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Mindy Kaling from the "The Office" arrives for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Left to right: Actresses Melora Hardin, Kate Flannery, Jenna Fischer, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling and Angela Kinsey winners of Outstanding Comedy Series pose in the press room at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on August 27, 2006 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
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"The day we were canceled, I received hundreds of texts and emails and The Mindy Project trended on Twitter," the 36-year-old revealed. "I have never been prouder of the show. We also received calls from other outlets that were interested in buying it. One was from the streaming platform Hulu...Hulu was attracting better talent than the networks were, and when I met the president, Craig Erwich, he loved the show and wanted it to help establish their brand."

A week later, Kaling writes, the deal was done, locking in The Mindy Project for a 26-episode fourth season.

"I'd gone from barely having time to transition from my panic of not having a job to the panic of more work than I'd ever had," she observes.

New episodes of The Mindy Project are available Tuesdays on Hulu.

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