Mindy Kaling Reveals How Deacon Phillippe Landed 'Never Have I Ever' Role

Mindy Kaling Reveals How Deacon Phillippe Landed 'Never Have I Ever' Role

Mindy Kaling is dishing on Deacon Phillippe on the upcoming third season of Never Have I Ever.

The actress is the co-creator, writer and executive producer on the Netflix series, and she shared how he was cast in the show and how he was on set.

If you didn’t know, this is Deacon‘s acting debut, and his parents are of course Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.

In a new interview, Mindy opened up about how her friend and former co-star Reese was involved.

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Reese had told me that he was interested in performing… and I only had this role that seemed really good for him,” she told ET. “He’s so super talented, obviously really handsome, but here’s this kid who’s been raised by two very successful actors and he wanted to learn. He came to set, he really wanted to learn from our cast and I just love that energy. He’s just such a great kid and… incredibly grateful and a really nice energy to be around.”

She also mentioned how he’s like his mom.

“He’s so funny, so talented… He’s obviously, like, very handsome, and we had a great time with him on set, and he is like his mom where after he wrapped, he sent me a handwritten note, thanking me for being on set,” Mindy told Extra. “You could just tell Reese is his mom… You’re just like, ‘Oh, you’re a good person… I can’t imagine anyone saying a bad thing about you… You’re one of those.’”

“Him and his sister are both that way… And so it was just great to have him on set and he was really cute,” she added.

NHIE star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan also told ET, “He was really cool to hang out with on set, and really kind and chill. Totally blended in with the rest of the cast, which was awesome.”

Check out the Never Have I Ever season three trailer here!

Tune in to the new season THIS Friday (August 12) on Netflix.

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