Chris Messina is that guy you can't help seeing. Last year, the 40-old actor worked on the Jennifer Aniston-led "Cake" and Al Pacino-fronted "Manglehorn," finished out his run on "The Newsroom" and found time to be a philanderer in a Sam Smith music video. But to a certain group of TV watchers, Messina is simply Danny Castellano - the gingerbread house-making, ale-brewing love interest with a stripper past to heroine Mindy Lahiri on "The Mindy Project." The Fox series, created by Mindy Kaling, is in its third season.
Q: Ahead of this season's launch, Mindy posted a photo on Instagram of her straddling you on the set. Does she get clearance from you?