Actress Mindy Kaling was "heartbroken" after missing out on a starring role in the hit 2011 movie Bridesmaids.

The Office star reveals she was up for the part of Lillian in the blockbuster comedy, but star and co-writer Kristen Wiig's former Saturday Night Live castmate Maya Rudolph was picked to play the bride.

Asked if she has ever missed out on a big role during an appearance on U.S. late night chat show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (14Sep14), Kaling admitted the Bridesmaids snub was one of the most disappointing rejections in her career.

Kaling said, "They called me in for Maya Rudolph’s part, and I practised it so much and I was so into it, and I love that whole cast. That one was a heartbreaker."