Even after five seasons, mom-to-be Mindy Kaling‘s The Mindy Project character still has a lot of growing up to do.
Heading into the final season of Kaling’s Hulu sitcom, the actress’ fictional Mindy will see her marriage fall apart and motherhood woes come front and centre.
When the series began “marriage was a big [goal] for Mindy and now finally has it and what’s fun about this season is showing the reality of marriage and what lived up to expectations and what didn’t — and then frankly getting disillusioned with it over the course of the season,” the actress told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel for her show at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday, where she debuted her baby bump in a dark, knee-length dress.
“I think she’s going to learn a little bit more about how to be a good, involved parent. We have a really funny episode where [Modern Family‘s] Julie Bowen plays a rival mother who thinks that Mindy’s not doing that great of a job,” added executive producer Matt Warburton.
“The episode is a little bit about mum shaming and that’s cool. It was really fun and hit a lot of those juicy ripped-from-the-blogger-headline storylines,” added Kaling, 38, who is expecting her first child in real life.
But producing, writing and starring in the final season of her Hulu sitcom while pregnant is not making the actress feel at all like a superhero.
“I think for most people who do a couple different jobs on their shows … I think that you never have a feeling of patting yourself on the back,” she said. “You’re always thinking What am I letting slip through the cracks?”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE