Mindy Kaling Jokes About Being Cast as Disgust in Inside Out: 'How Dare You?!'

02/28/2016 AT 07:15 PM EST

Art imitates life for Mindy Kaling.

The actress, 36, admitted she can be a bit "vain" before Sunday's Academy Awards while speaking with Ryan Seacrest of E! Live From the Red Carpet.

The star, who looked flawless in an off-the-shoulder navy gown and Prada clutch, told the host that her outfit required a lot of preparation.

"I'm very low maintenance. No, I've been doing this for 72 hours," she dead-panned.



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The comedian, who lends her voice to the character Disgust in the Oscar-nominated animated film Inside Out, joked that when producers first called her about the role, she was offended.

"I was like, 'How dare you?! I'm going to call my attorneys. Pixar, you're done! ' " Kaling said with a smile.

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And yes, she does share some of her character's qualities.


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"I'm vain," she said. "You know, I'm not like Maleficent or whatever, but I have my moments!"

Inside Out will face off against Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Shaun the Sheep Movie and When Marnie was There in the category of Best Animated Feature Film during Sunday's show.
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